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All's Well Ends Well (1992)

Ga yau hei si (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 25 January 1992 (Hong Kong)
A romantic Chinese New Year comedy about the three Shang brothers. Eldest brother Shang Moon is a philandering businessman who treats his hideous yet hard-working wife like dirt. Middle ... See full summary »

Director:

Clifton Ko (as Clifton C.S. Ko)

Writers:

Philip Cheng (story), Roman Cheung (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Cheung ... Shang So
Stephen Chow ... Shang Foon (as Chiau Sing Chi)
Raymond Pak-Ming Wong ... Shang Moon (as Raymond Wong)
Maggie Cheung ... Ho Yuk 'Holliyuk'
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Ching (as Sandra Ng)
Teresa Mo ... Leung Mo-Shang
Sheila Chan ... Sheila
Heung-Kam Lee ... Mama Shang
Hoi-San Kwan ... Papa Shang
Kwong Leung Wong ... Brother Kwong
Chi-Fai Chow ... Doctor
Loletta Lee ... Foon's Girl
Clifton Ko ... Annoyed Karaoke Patron
Tak-Kan San ... Headmaster
Ngan-Ying Poon Ngan-Ying Poon ... Hotel Maid
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A romantic Chinese New Year comedy about the three Shang brothers. Eldest brother Shang Moon is a philandering businessman who treats his hideous yet hard-working wife like dirt. Middle brother Shang Foon is a disc jockey/playboy who tries to score with as many girls as possible. Youngest brother Shang So is an obviously gay dance instructor. Moon soon gets the tables turned on him as his wife leaves to become a glamorous karaoke hostess, and Foon gets into a bizarre relationship with a fan so obsessed with movies that she constantly acts out characters on dates, until he suddenly becomes temporarily mentally ill. And So is continually at odds with obvious butch lesbian family cousin. Hilarity ensues. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The extended version contains an extra shootout scene that is omitted from the original theatrical version until Lunar New Year 2016, when Pegasus Entertainment re-release (as well as restore) the film in entirety with an extended scene. This extra scene was taken from the Korean theatrical version, dubbed in Mandarin. See more »

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Spoofs Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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A very enjoyable romantic comedy...
23 February 2021 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Yes, I finally got the chance to sit down and watch the 1992 Hong Kong romantic comedy "All's Well End's Well" (aka "Ga yau hei si") again here in 2021. I remember having seen the movie back in the time around 2003 and 2007, when I lived in Hong Kong, but I couldn't remember the movie. So of course I took the time to sit down and watch it again.

The amount of writers that worked on this movie is just baffling, no less than 10 people were credited as writers. And one might thing that such a group of people would eventually clutter up a script and make it incomprehensible. But they actually managed to come up with a very funny and enjoyable storyline and script for director Clifton Ko to put to the screen.

The storyline told in "All's Well End's Well" was rather enjoyable from the beginning and up to the very end of the movie. Lots of hilarious moments and the different storylines set for the characters were nicely written and interwoven on the screen, which made for a very watchable movie. And I really enjoyed all the homages and spoof on American movies that were seen throughout the course of the movie, performed by Maggie Cheung and Stephen Chow.

If you are familiar with the Hong Kong cinema, then "All's Well End's Well" holds a very impressive cast ensemble, with the likes of Leslie Cheung, Stephen Chow, Maggie Cheung and Sandra Kwan Yue Ng. They were each very memorable and good in the movie, but for me it was especially the performances of Stephen Chow and Maggie Cheung that carried the majority of the movie.

"All's Well End's Well" is a very enjoyable movie and one that easily brings laughs with it. And it is definitely a movie that you should take the time to watch, especially if you enjoy the Hong Kong cinema.

My rating of this 1992 movie lands on a well-deserved seven out of ten stars.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

25 January 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (restored version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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