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When Fortune Smiles (1990)

Mou dik hang wan sing (original title)
The head of a rich family dies and in his will leaves his fortune to his daughter. His son is enraged and uses a rubbish collector who looks the same as his sister to steal the fortune. The... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Chan

Writer:

Raymond To
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Chow ... Vincent Han
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Rubbish Feng / Chao Fei-Fei
Anthony Chan ... Detective Huang
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Wei
Kau Lam ... Chao
Fui-On Shing ... Lung
Siu-Wai Mui ... Wei's Wife
Sai-Kit Yung ... Simon
Kei Mai ... Lung's Man
Billy Chow ... Biu
Ying Sau Hui ... Mr. Tsao
Billy Sau Yat Ching ... Pei
Tat-Wah Gan ... Wei's Aide
Gwa-Pau Sai ... Stuttering Chaffeur
Ta Lei ... Old Gardener (as Tat Lui)
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The head of a rich family dies and in his will leaves his fortune to his daughter. His son is enraged and uses a rubbish collector who looks the same as his sister to steal the fortune. The Uncle's son also wants a piece of the fortune and coerces a small time thief into stealing the will for his wild scheme.

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A laughable and suspenseful Stephen Chow comedy.
20 December 2014 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a comedy where an outcast son wants to steal the inheritance from his sister by kidnapping her and getting a lookalike to fill in for her at his father's mansion.

This is a pretty fast paced movie with some humor and slapstick comedy from Stephen Chow. He could balance out his comedic approach with drama well.

Chow had good on-screen chemistry with Sandra Ng, who plays Fung the lookalike sister. It is suspenseful to see her getting cause on the sinister plot, which resulted her in having a strong bond with her new "family" and having the daunting task to steal for the crooked outcast.

Anthony Chan makes a daring partner-in-crime to Chow and Anthony Wong Chau Sang makes a love-to-hate villain.

Overall, it's a pretty good crime comedy.

Grade B+


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

27 September 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mobile Film Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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