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King of Comedy (1999)

Hei kek ji wong (original title)
A bar girl hires a struggling actor to give her acting lessons so that she can feign a greater interest in her customers. The longer they work together, the more they find they have in common.

Writers:

Stephen Chow, Erica Li (screenplay) (as Erica Lee) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Wan Tin-Sau
Karen Mok ... Sister Cuckoo
Cecilia Cheung ... Lau Piu-Piu
Man-Tat Ng ... Mao
Kai-Man Tin
Chi-Sing Lam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po Chun Chan Po Chun Chan ... Peter
Joe Cheng ... Informer (as Joe Cheng Cho)
Man-Fai Cheng Man-Fai Cheng ... Hung's man
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik ... C.I.B.
Kwok-Ping Choi Kwok-Ping Choi ... Hitman in the church
Lung Dai Lung Dai ... Master Lung
Min-Hun Fung ... Pui's first boyfriend
Woon Ling Hau ... Hung's granny
Clarence Hui ... Nightclub Mobster
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Storyline

A bar girl hires a struggling actor to give her acting lessons so that she can feign a greater interest in her customers. The longer they work together, the more they find they have in common.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

13 February 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Kigekiô See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

Company Credits

Production Co:

Star Overseas See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last film Stephen Chow and Lik-Chi Lee collaborating as directors. Chow had more interest in filmmaking than acting after Shaolin Soccer. See more »

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Spoofs The Big Boss (1971) See more »

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A breakthrough for Stephen Chow...
12 December 1999 | by sychuSee all my reviews

It's a breakthrough for Stephen Chow; finally a Stephen's movie with substance. Unexpectedly creative, it's like another version of Forrest Gump; you never know what you gonna get. You want action? You want romance? You want comedy? You want drama? The movie has it all.


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