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72 Tenants of Prosperity (2010)

72 ga cho hak (original title)
In 1970s Hong Kong, rapacious landlords try to evict 72 tenants but sworn brothers Ha Kung and Shek Kin help the group of 72 defeat the landlord and landlady and coincidentally rescue Pinky from a planned forced marriage.

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Patrick Kong (story), Eric Tsang (story) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Jacky Cheung ... Shek Kin
Eric Tsang ... Ha Kung
Anita Yuen ... Pinky
Bosco Wong ... Ha Chai
Stephy Tang ... Kin Nui
Cho-Lam Wong ... Kin Chai
Linda Chung ... Ha Nui (as Ka-Yan Chung)
Tian Liang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aimee Chan ... Survey Girl
Joel Chan Joel Chan
Kerry Chan Kerry Chan ... Salesgirl (as Ka-Wing Chan)
Min-Leung Chan Min-Leung Chan ... Old man
Pak-Cheung Chan
Sunny Chan ... Tailor
Vincy Chan Vincy Chan
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In 1970s Hong Kong, rapacious landlords try to evict 72 tenants but sworn brothers Ha Kung and Shek Kin help the group of 72 defeat the landlord and landlady and coincidentally rescue Pinky from a planned forced marriage.

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The acid attack scene is based on a real life series of incidents occurring between 2008 to 2010 in which bottles filled with acid were dropped from the top of buildings. See more »

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This is exactly why I don't like Hong Kong films
2 February 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about the interactions between two rival mobile phone shop owners in a busy shopping area in Hong Kong.

Since "72 Tenants of Prosperity" is a happy film for Chinese New Year, I expected it not to be any good. In fact, it is so bad that it contains everything why I do not like most Hong Kong films. The plot is almost non-existent, filled with complete nonsense that is supposed to make people laugh. The plot twists do not make much sense, while the story does not invoke any warm or happy feelings.

The abundance of advertising is almost shameless, with some scenes occupied by shop signs or prominent product placement. There is a scene where you can completely and exclusively see the advertisement of a sushi chain restaurant! "72 Tenants of Prosperity" is such a silly film. Watching it is a complete waste of time.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

11 February 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

72家租客 See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,833,354
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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