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Out of the Dark (1995)

Wui wan yeh (original title)
A cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

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Jeffrey Lau

Writer:

Jeffrey Lau (as Gei On)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Leon
Karen Mok ... Kwan
Ka-Yan Leung ... Wu
Yi-fei Huang Yi-fei Huang
Yat-Fei Wong ... Tieh Dan
Lik-Chi Lee ... Security Guard
Hung Lu ... Captain Lu
Bruce Mang ... Ming (as Lung Mang)
Suk-Mui Tam ... Mrs. Li
Chi-yin Wong ... Keung
Chi Fai Chow ... Mr. Li (as Fai Chow)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wing-Biu Chan Wing-Biu Chan
Jackson Ha Jackson Ha
Woon Ling Hau ... Li's Mother
Dip Heung Dip Heung ... Chang
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Storyline

Tenant Mr. Li of an apartment high-rise is weary of the return of his late mother's ghost. When she appears in the apartment, she haunts Li and his wife, who she blames for her death. Caught in the commotion is a crazy girl named Kwan and the apartment building's inept security guards. They are repulsed by all the paranormal activity; therefore, they seek the unlikely help of an escaped mental patient, Leon, a Professional-type wannabe who just happened to be passing by the apartment high-rise when all the ghostly events were taking place. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Hokkien

Release Date:

6 July 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Hui hun ye See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Heavy visual and slight thematic homage to "Leon: The Professional" See more »

Connections

Spoofs Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »

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For fans of nonsensical and absurd humour.
17 November 2007 | by jesatsuSee all my reviews

Truly, one of Chow's best efforts to date. The first twenty minutes or so is pretty uneventful save for a few scenes with the now well-known crew, but the moment Leon (Stephen Chow) enters the stage hilarity ensues. His appearance (black round glasses, a plant by his side etc) as well as his name is an obvious parody of Leon the Professional, especially if you add the silly outfit Kwan (Karen Mok) sports later on, deliberately reminiscent of Natalie Portman's garment in the said cult movie. Make no mistake, this is a ghost movie, the kind only Stephen Chow could make. Wui wan yeh is a must for any fan of Chow's and beyond.


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