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Mr. Coconut (1989)

Hap ga foon (original title)
Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong. Mr. Coconut has finally reunited with his family, ... See full summary »

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Clifton Ko
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Michael Hui ... Ngan Kwai-Nam
Raymond Pak-Ming Wong ... Wong Ka-Fan (as Raymond Wong)
Olivia Cheng ... Ping
Joey Wang ... Ling (as Wang Tsu Huien)
Ricky Hui ... Lime
Simon Yam ... Timothy Hui (as Yan Tat Wah)
Maria Cordero Maria Cordero ... Miss Ma (as Maria Corderio)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Bush
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... Insurance Boss
Yung-kuang Lai Yung-kuang Lai ... Insurance Agent
Sun Wong ... Timothy's Father
Sin Hung Tam ... Timothy's Mother
Ngan-Ying Poon Ngan-Ying Poon ... Lime's Mother
Cheuk Yan Chan ... Skinny
Elsie Chan ... Shoe Shop Customer
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Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong. Mr. Coconut has finally reunited with his family, as he endures Hong Kong Streets of the late 1980s, filled with stock and property gamblers, heavy mobile phones and everything. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Family

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Watchable, but ultimately a mediocre comedy...
15 June 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, keeping in mind that "Mr. Coconut" (aka "Hap ga foon") is from 1989, then it is a movie that actually still can be watched today. Sure, it is not the best of comedy that the Hong Kong cinema has to offer, but it does have its charms here and there.

The storyline in "Mr. Coconut" was adequate. It offered enough entertainment to be watchable, but it just somehow failed to be outstanding. On that account, I will say that the storyline was mediocre.

The characters in the storyline were interesting, and they were definitely very colorful and nicely detailed. And I will say that they did have a good ensemble of actors and actresses to portray the various roles and characters.

"Mr. Coconut" was somewhat lacking in the comedy department, in order to be a movie that really appealed to me. Sure, there were some funny moments here and there throughout the movie, but it wasn't in a great abundance. So the laughs were sporadic for me. That was a shame, and it dragged the movie down into mediocrity for me.

While I have now watched the 1989 movie "Mr. Coconut" from director Clifton Ko, I doubt that I will ever venture back to watch the movie a second time, as it just didn't have all that much contents to it.

My rating of "Mr. Coconut" is a mediocre five out of ten stars.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

21 January 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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