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The Mad Monk (1993)

Chai Gong (original title)
Internationally proclaimed comic genius Stephen Chow must change the lives of radiant prostitute Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, filthy beggar Anthony Wong, and a killer in this heavenly comedy directed by masterful new wave filmmaker Johnnie To.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Dragon Fighter Lo Han
Maggie Cheung ... Nine Lives Whore
Man-Tat Ng ... Tiger Fighter Han Lo
Anita Mui ... Goddess of Mercy (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Chi-Leung Chan ... (as Chi-leung Chan)
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Earth God (as Wai-Man Chan)
Ka-Sang Cheng ... God of the Kitchen (as Ka-sung Cheng)
Szu-Ying Chien ... (as Tsi-Ang Chin)
Hee Ching Paw
Kan-Wing Tsang Kan-Wing Tsang ... God of Fortune
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Nine Lives Beggar
Yat-Fei Wong ... Unicorn
King-Tan Yuen
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Internationally proclaimed comic genius Stephen Chow must change the lives of radiant prostitute Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, filthy beggar Anthony Wong, and a killer in this heavenly comedy directed by masterful new wave filmmaker Johnnie To.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Official Sites:

Wild Side [France]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

29 July 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mad Monk See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An earnestly filmed film by Stephen Chow
25 October 2005 | by freemanchiuSee all my reviews

The story: Chow, as a Chinese fairy, believes that things are not set by god, so he was sent to the "earth" to prove that he is correct. His mission is to change the "fixed" lives of 3 people: a woman who is dedicated to be a pros for 9 lives, a man who is dedicated to be a beggar for 9 lives and a man who is dedicated to be a gangster for 9 lives. However he loses his magical powers on "earth" but only has a bamboo fan which can fulfill 3 wishes a day.

The camera angles are comparatively special among Hong Kong films on the releasing year. Chow's character is good-heated and has a encouraging spirit. It is earnestly filmed, and there is no dirty jokes or whatsoever stupid.


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