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Help!!! (2000)

Lat sau wui cheun (original title)
A trio of idealistic young doctors take on a corrupt, ineffective hospital management more interested in saving dollars than lives.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai), Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Joe
Jordan Chan ... Jim
Cecilia Cheung ... Yan
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... (as Ho-Yin Wong)
Shiu Hung Hui
Suet Lam
Man-Wai Wong Man-Wai Wong ... (as Bonnie Wong)
Kau Lam
Emma Ong Emma Ong
Yvonne Ong Yvonne Ong
Baby Lau Baby Lau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuet-Ming Chiu Yuet-Ming Chiu
Ho-Ngai Lau Ho-Ngai Lau ... Nurse
Yan-Yee Connie Leung Yan-Yee Connie Leung ... Nurse
Wah-Wo Wong ... Car accident patient
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A trio of idealistic young doctors take on a corrupt, ineffective hospital management more interested in saving dollars than lives.

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This movie was written, shot, edited and released within only 30 days, making it the fastest ever produced major release in Hong Kong film history. See more »

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Help us all...
18 November 2000 | by ajy1See all my reviews

It looks like 2000 isn't turning out to be the year for Johnny To and Milky Way. Following the debacle that is "Needing You...," the company brings us the strange hospital farce, "Help!!!" Again, like "Needing..." it is admirable that To & Wai Ka Fai have elected to tackle another genre. This one is slightly more successful, but it's general premise never quite takes shape amidst a lot of chaotic elements. Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, and Cecilia Cheung star as a group of determined doctors who work at a hospital where the employees slack off and do nothing to help their patients. This, of course, leads up to some interesting slapstick, incl. a great sequence where a deceased patient's ghost reappears to haunt the physicians. A parody of the opening title sequence of "ER" is also quite successful as well as a 70's disaster movie climax with an overturned bus & a person caught between bamboo sticks (reminiscent of a certain scene in Spielberg's "The Lost World"). Unfortunately, that's about all that really works here and the game cast is left stranded with a couple of disconnected plot threads. Will Johnny To eventually return to the gangster/cop dramas that are his forte? Stay tuned.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

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