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He Ain't Heavy... He's My Father (1993)

Xin nan xiong nan di (original title)
Yuen scorns his father, who he thinks is too generous and forgiving. Through a flashback/time travel gimmick, Yuen meets his parents during their joyous courtship. Yuen comes to understand ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Ho-Sun Chan (as Peter Chan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Chu Yuan (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Chu Ren
Anita Yuen ... Yee / Lynn
Carina Lau ... Laura Watt
Yuen Chor ... Lord Watsons
Michael Man-Kin Chow ... The Professor
Waise Lee ... Lee Kar-Shing
Yeung-Wah Kam Yeung-Wah Kam ... Rocky
Anita Lee ... Kan
Valerie Chow ... Dr. Jenny Chung
Lawrence Cheng ... Lone / Chuen
Lawrence Ng ... Loanshark Fung
Hang-Lan Yung Hang-Lan Yung ... (as Helen Yung)
Kan-Wing Tsang Kan-Wing Tsang
Quinton Wong Quinton Wong
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Yuen scorns his father, who he thinks is too generous and forgiving. Through a flashback/time travel gimmick, Yuen meets his parents during their joyous courtship. Yuen comes to understand and admire his dad, and reflect on his own moral defects. Written by Greg Pribyl <gpribyl@isd.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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In the film Carina Lau plays Tony Leung Chiu Wai's mother. In reality they are a married couple. See more »

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Remake of My Intimate Partner (1960) See more »

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I liked it.
23 August 1999 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

Seen subtitled on the International Channel, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother [Father]" released in 1993 is a comedy/drama that stays with you a long time. It is sweet and good-natured and touches upon one of the deepest wishes that children of dead or dying parents may have -- to go back in time -- to KNOW.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 December 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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