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Heaven Can't Wait (1995)

Jiu shi shen gun (original title)
Tony is a wily, pessimistic scam artist who uses an ancient superstition to build a hilariously enterprising business. Lam is his sometime business cohort and Chan is the boy next door who falls victim to Tony's tricks.

Director:

Chi-Ngai Lee

Writers:

Peter Ho-Sun Chan (original story concept) (as Peter Chan), Oi Wah Lam | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Wong Tai-Fung (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Jordan Chan ... Chan Chun
Karen Mok ... Joan
Bowie Lam ... Calvin Ng Che
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Chan
Dennis Chan ... Uncle Lam
Hing-Hang Chan Hing-Hang Chan
Kim-Ying Chan Kim-Ying Chan
Mandy Chan
Moses Chan
Oi-Lin Chan Oi-Lin Chan
Pui-Kwan Chan Pui-Kwan Chan
See-Hung Chan See-Hung Chan
Stanely Chan Stanely Chan
Teddy Chan Teddy Chan
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Storyline

Tony is a wily, pessimistic scam artist who uses an ancient superstition to build a hilariously enterprising business. Lam is his sometime business cohort and Chan is the boy next door who falls victim to Tony's tricks.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 July 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Heaven Can't Wait See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A kick in the side for the Honkies!

A comedy that shows the Hong Kong people as they really are, OBSESSIVE and Naive.

Tony Leung is back in his usual comedic self as Wong Tai-Fung who cons people with religion. A cynical man who lost his faith as a child, Fung's life changes drastically from a jobless conman to a state of the art Buddhism recruiter, all through the meeting of Chun Chan. Jordan Chan plays Chun Chan whose out to become a great actor but eventually becomes Fung's accomplice in the greatest con in Hong Kong history, without even knowing it. With clever tricks and maybe even some help from the 'higher power', Chun becomes the beloved Buddha god in which the Honkies admire to an almost shameless state. A nice ending to a slap stick/dark comedy, keep an eye for the end snippet of the gods on the moon.

A good watch for a Saturday night. B+


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