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Yi ben man hua: Chuang tian ya (1990)

A busboy who loves reading Manga comic books gives up his job to work for the Triad.

Director:

Ka-Yan Leung

Writer:

Ka-Yan Leung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ann Bridgewater ... Ann
Tao Chiang
Stephen Chow ... Sing
James Jim-Si Ha ... (as James Ha Chim Si)
Wilson Lam ... Chun
Gwai-Fong Lau Gwai-Fong Lau ... Bill's wife
Ka-Yan Leung ... Hung Yi (as Kar Yan Leung)
Lily Li ... (as Lily Li Li-Li)
Ming Yan Lung ... Vietnamese Boss
Hong-Ning Ng ... Wai's Bodyguard
Pomson Shi Pomson Shi
Fui-On Shing ... Bill
Chun Yang ... Wai (as Kwan Yeung)
Woo-Ping Yuen ... Master Yi
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A busboy who loves reading Manga comic books gives up his job to work for the Triad.

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Absurdity, friendship, murder, plot, fate...That's just the film!

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Drama | Comedy | Action

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Thai | Vietnamese

Also Known As:

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Chun Sing Film Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Chun: Hey, you understand music?
Sing: I'm just too good at it.
Chun: Too good? Are you boasting?
Sing: No. I was to have been a singing contest champion. That Jacky Cheung would not have been so famous without me.
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Enjoyable But Early Stephen Chow
3 February 2006 | by dharbigtSee all my reviews

Another movie featuring Stephen Chow's affable, lovable, but incompetent character, Sing. While this is obviously not the same Sing as in his other movies, the progress from bumbling bumpkin (or, in this case, simply a fool) to hero is similar to many of his other pictures.

I'm not sure if the director (Ka-Yan Leung) was holding Stephen Chow back, or whether he was just finding his comedic roots, but this movie shows only glimpses of what would later blossom into the persona that has, of late, begun to take even America by storm.

Still, there are plenty of good jokes and a good bit of well-choreographed action, and the story, while really just a vehicle for Chow's talent, isn't as predictable as some similar movies. Some of the gags in this feature are fresh and clever, but the music and the acting make it hard to take very seriously.


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