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Homerun (2003)

Pao ba hai zi (original title)
A young boy accidentally loses his sister's school shoes. To avoid trouble at school and with their parents, they decide to secretly share his shoes.

Director:

Jack Neo

Writer:

Jack Neo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shawn Lee Shawn Lee ... Chew Kiat Kun
Megan Zheng Megan Zheng ... Chew Seow Fang
Yun Xiang ... Kun's Mother
Wenyong Huang ... Kun's Father
Joshua Ang Joshua Ang ... Tan Beng Soon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Au ... Seow Fang's Teacher
Hui Lu Boon ... Seow Fang's Schoolmate
Emil Chau ... Policeman
John Cheng ... Rioter
Marcus Chin ... Kun's Form Teacher
Wen Long Ho Wen Long Ho ... Tan Seow Hay
Po Ju Huang Po Ju Huang ... Fatty
M.C. King ... Shoe Shop Assistant
Frankie Lee Frankie Lee ... Cobbler
Mark Lee ... Kun's P.E. Teacher
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Storyline

A young boy accidentally loses his sister's school shoes. To avoid trouble at school and with their parents, they decide to secretly share his shoes.

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Plot Keywords:

barefoot | shoes | feet | lost | politic | See All (8) »

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Trivia

Chew and her classmate's feet appeared repeatedly in the film. See more »

Quotes

Chew Seow Fang: [Seow was having a rest, she saw her classmate was not waering her shoes, she was wearing her socks with her beautiful toes stick out, she was swinging her foot] Hey, where's your shoes?
Seow Fang's Schoolmate: I don't want to stain my skirt.
[she then sat up and revealed her shoes is under her buttock, she put her shoes on]
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Connections

Remake of Children of Heaven (1997) See more »

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Good Effort, but a little TV-ish.
16 August 2003 | by jonvjonSee all my reviews

Right off the bat, let me say the kids were great. Jack Neo has a way of tugging at the heart strings by getting us to feel for the plight of the children in his movies. And the teacher, played by Marcus, is brilliant! He was easily the best actor in the entire film. But apart from that, it was a TV movie at best. Except for the kids and Marcus, every other character was played so over the top, it made the recent Brothers 4 actually seem good. And it was hard to miss the massive Homerun ads on TV, in cinemas, in magazines. It was a bad move to constantly drill it into us that this was "a remake of the award winning Iranian film, Children of Heaven". Comparisons will obviously be made, and Homerun is far inferior to the magnificent original.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Singapore

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

7 August 2003 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

跑吧孩子 See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaysia

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Box Office

Budget:

SGD1,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,419
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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