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All About Ah-Long (1989)

Ah Long dik goo si (original title)
A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Sylvia Chang (story), Yun-Fat Chow (story) (as Chow Yun Fatt) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Ah-Long Yeung (as Chow Yun Fatt)
Sylvia Chang ... Sylvia Poon / 'Por-Por'
Kun-Hsuan Huang Kun-Hsuan Huang ... Porky Yeung
Man-Tat Ng ... Dragon Ng (as Ng Man Tat)
Tian-Lin Wang ... TV Producer
Galen Yu ... Patrick Yu (as Ka-Lun Yu)
Sin Hung Tam ... Sylvia's Mother
Joseph Chi ... Motorcyle Racer (as Joe Chu)
Kai-Keung Sze ... Fat Man at Tug-of-War (as Gai-Keung Si)
Oi Sam Tsui ... Fat Woman at Tug-of-War
Kim-Hung Lee Kim-Hung Lee ... Motorcycle Racer
Kwok Keung Chan Kwok Keung Chan
Michael P. Da Silva Michael P. Da Silva
Chi-Kwong Kwan Chi-Kwong Kwan
Denny Ng Denny Ng
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Storyline

A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

16 March 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A lang de gu shi See more »

Filming Locations:

Guia Circuit, Macau, China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema City See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Porky catches up with Ah-Long at the circuit he practices his racing at, Ah-Long was given a Yamaha TZR 250 by Dragon. The next day, Ah-Long competes at the Macau superbike race in a Suzuki GSX-R750.

No explanation is given why Ah-Long changed to a powerful motorcycle (requiring an advanced degree of skill to ride) in such a short notice or how he managed to bypass the practice and qualifying sessions and straight into the front row within that 24 hour period in a powerful motorcycle he do not appear to have ridden throughout the film. In reality, as there are other races supporting the event, he would have to have gone through practice and qualifying which would have occurred before the race. Nor can be explained is how can smaller bikes, such as the Suzuki RGV250, be able to qualify at the front row with powerful superbikes (over 750cc such as the Honda VFR750R). See more »

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Maybe Not Easy
Performed by Lee Kin-Tat
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Extremely good drama
25 February 2005 | by blindgSee all my reviews

All About Ah-Long is a well crafted drama, it alternates funny moments to very sad ones. The acting is gorgeous, both Chow Yun Fat and Sylvia Chang are outstanding, one of the best couple of lovers I've ever seen. The little Porky were also good, a pity that he doesn't found a bright future in cinematography. Johnny To is (once again) very skillful in not exceeding in both side of the charming story between the lovers, no cheesy moments nor too unbelievable plot twists. The ending is simply outstanding and one of the most dramatic I've ever seen. That's a great example of what are Hong Kong dramas and a very good effort from one of the most prolific HK directors ever. See it!


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