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Men Suddenly in Black (2003)

Daai cheung foo (original title)
After their wives are going to Thailand with her friends, Tin and his friends Cheung, Chao and Paul decide to grab this golden opportunity and enjoy 14 hours of freedom by putting their ... See full summary »

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Ho-Cheung Pang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Tsang ... Tin
Chapman To ... Chao
Jordan Chan ... Cheung
Spirit Blue Spirit Blue ... Paul
Teresa Mo ... Carrie
Candy Lo ... Anna
Marsha Yuen Marsha Yuen ... Ching
Tiffany Lee ... Luk Tsui-fung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Uncle Ninth's buddy at nightclub
Ellen Chan ... Herself
Pak-Cheung Chan ... Yeung
Sammul Chan ... Steward
Stephanie Che ... Cindy
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Bellboy
Coco Chiang ... Woman in black
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Storyline

After their wives are going to Thailand with her friends, Tin and his friends Cheung, Chao and Paul decide to grab this golden opportunity and enjoy 14 hours of freedom by putting their work aside and betraying their spouse. Because of the growing excitement and happiness, they continue their plans and enjoy every moment of freedom. Unfortunately, these four cheating guys discover that their spouses suddenly come back and ruin their secret plan by following them. Tin wants to take a revenge in the name of Uncle Nine. Written by astroboy2k

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 September 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Men Suddenly in Black See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$290,323 (Hong Kong), 19 September 2003, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A fun faux thriller
7 September 2010 | by eddaxSee all my reviews

I'm not sure if "Men in Black" is supposed to mean something in Cantonese/Hong Kong but I was very amused by how they filmed this movie. Though it's a simple story of four men looking to play while their spouses/partners are away, it's set like a typical Hong Kong thriller, with action sequences, scenes of faux suspense, and even a twist that's revealed at the end.

The cast is uneven. The veterans are effortlessly good - Eric Tsang, Chapman To, Jordan Chan, Teresa Mo - but they make the newcomers pretty bad in comparison. Of the latter group, the only one I know is Candy Lo, and though I love her song "Rubbish," I don't think she's a particularly good actress. Not yet anyway. Neither is the cute young guy of the group, who mainly stands out because his name is inexplicably "Spirit Blue." I was wondering if he's a singer or something but no, apparently he's just a cute amateur actor with an odd stage name.


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