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Doubles Cause Troubles (1989)

Shen yong shuang mei mai (original title)
Two squabbling cousins (Dodo Cheng, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) find themselves in more trouble than they dare imagine when their tenant is killed. The gangsters are after them, the law is suspicious of them. Just what is everyone looking for?

Director:

Jing Wong

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ... Liang Shanbo
Maggie Cheung ... Zhu Yingtai
Wilson Lam ... Sam
Pak-Cheung Chan ... Handsome
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Chan ... Liu Zhipang (Guest star)
Fai-Hung Chan ... Stage Director
Kuo Hua Chang ... Brother Quan
Yue-Ju Chen ... Mother in Elevator
Siu Cheung Siu Cheung
Charlie Cho ... Cangying
Gary Chow ... Police Officer
Biu Gam ... Man in Elevator
Kwok Wing Ha Kwok Wing Ha ... Quan's Men
Yi-Sheng Han ... Viper (as Yee Sang Hon)
Chi-Mun Ho Chi-Mun Ho ... Doorman
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Nurse Liang Shanbo (Carol 'Do Do' Cheng) and Actress Zhu Yingtai (Maggie Cheung) are mismatched cousins who just inherited a rental home from their late relative. When they moved in, they discover that a room has been rented out to a man named Ben, who turns out to be a criminal gangster. One night, when Ben returns home, bloodied and injured, he collapses into Yingtai's arms and whispers a code in her ear before he dies. Not knowing what the code leads to, Yingtai and Shanbo are later visited by a man claiming to be Ben's brother who wants to solve the case. In the meantime, gangsters believed to be involved with Ben's murder want to retrieve the code from the girls, whom they think were told by Ben what it actually unlocks. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Crime

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A pretty amusing crime comedy with Carol Cheng and Maggie Cheung.
22 April 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a crime comedy starring Carol 'Do Do' Cheng and Maggie Cheung as Nurse Liang Shanbo and Actress Zhu Yingtai (Maggie Cheung), mismatched cousins who just inherited a rental home from their late relative. Their frustrated relationship makes the movie quite entertaining from the start and suspense builds when they moved in to their home and discover that a room has been rented out to a criminal gangster named Ben. His nefarious activities later gets him killed but before he dies, he whispers a code in Yingtai's ear. The plot gains more steam when the girls are later visited by a man claiming to be Ben's brother (Ben Lam), who wants to solve the case. In the meantime, gangsters believed to be involved with Ben's murder want to retrieve the code from the girls, whom they think were told by Ben what it actually unlocks.

Somewhat fast paced from start to finish, the suspense is sometimes interrupted or intertwined in the silly humor, which is evident in lots of these Hong Kong films. Plenty of clever acting, but some times the action is a little too quick. But overall, it's a pretty entertaining crime comedy.

Grade B-


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

27 April 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Confusão em Dobro See more »

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Shaw Brothers See more »
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