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Gorgeous (1999)

Boh lei chun (original title)
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A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter for whom she begins to fall instead.

Director:

Vincent Kok

Writers:

Jackie Chan, Ivy Ho (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... C.N. Chan
Qi Shu ... Bu (as Shu Qi)
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Albert (as Tony Leung)
Emil Chau ... L.W. Lo
Richie Jen ... Long-Yi (as Richie Ren)
Ken Lo ... Lo's Bodyguard
Sung Young Chen ... Bu's Father
Elaine Jin ... Bu's Mother
Bradley James Allan ... Alan
Tats Lau ... Chan's Assistant
Vincent Kok ... Man at Pier
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Airport Pickpocket
Sam Lee ... Robber
Kar-Ying Law ... Restaurant Manager
Stephen Chow ... H.K. Police Officer
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Storyline

A Taiwanese girl named Bu has just been proposed to. While pondering the proposal, she finds a message in a bottle which inspires her go to Hong Kong to meet the guy, Albert, who wrote the message. However, she finds out that Albert is gay. A successful playboy businessman CN, and Howie have been rivals in love and business since school days. Howie finds out that CN is dating his girl and also trying to take over his company. Howie tells his guys to teach CN a lesson. Bu happens to be there and saves CN, but decides to fake her identity and scheme to make him fall in love with her. In the meantime Howie, who wants to teach CN a humiliating lesson, hires a highly trained foreign fighter to beat him. Written by Wanfan

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Taglines:

She wanted adventure. In Hong Kong she found her match.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Release Date:

6 February 1999 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gorgeous See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$451,518
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed) | (USA) (English subtitled re-release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally conceived purely as a love story, with Chan as producer, but not as one of the cast. In order to secure actress Shu Qi, the script was re-written, and a role for Chan was created. This soon developed into a starring role, and elements of action crept in. See more »

Quotes

Bu: Who would give you a sense of security? You should give yourself the sense of security.
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Good movie, but check out the HK DVD
3 May 2003 | by MichaelMovieLoftSee all my reviews

After Rush Hour, Jackie went back to Hong Kong to try his hand at something different. What it turned out to be was the romantic comedy Gorgeous. Jackie said this would probably never get shown in the States because it was too Asian for a western audience, but Columbia TriStar picked it up and I bought it when it was priced to buy. I thought it was a good story with a few good fight scenes, but the dubbing was awful. The voices were all overplayed and Jackie didn't use his own voice for this one. Bradley James Allan makes a huge splash in the fight scenes he's in with Jackie. Shu Qi is great as the innocent and childlike Bu, as she sees everything as a fairy tale. I think the reason a lot of people didn't like this one was because Columbia TriStar hyped it up as an action flick, rather than a romantic comedy. Even the back of the video box makes it out to be a action piece. I knew long before I saw it that it was different, so I knew what I was getting into.

I got the Hong Kong DVD of this movie today and it was much better. There is more detail to the story rather than the story jumping around like it does in the U.S. edit. The DVD also has lots of features on it. These features include a trailer, an interview with Jackie and director Vincent Kok, a making of featurette (where Jackie states he enjoyed making it more than Rush Hour), and the music video to the song from the film (Two versions actually, Cantonese and Mandarin).

Of course this will never be as good as his other movies like Police Story or Who Am I?, but I give him credit for trying something different. It worked well for me and had enough fight scenes in it to amuse me.


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