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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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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Details

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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25 January 2007 | by barrydrake-1See all my reviews

I watch a lot of Hong Kong movies. When I bought this one, I didn't realize that the version I bought did not have English subtitles. I watched it in Mandarin, with no subtitles, and I still found it quite entertaining! Stephen Chow is a comedic genius who transcends language.

The basic theme, of a fairy from heaven who comes to earth, can be found in his other movies as well. In the fairy's life as a human, we understand more about ourselves. Stephen Chow has good insight into human character, motivation, and what is essential to a good life.

His earnest desire to make other peoples' lives better is reflected in the fates of his three "subjects".


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