Dir: Leong Po-chih Scr: Joyce Chan
Cast: Richard Ng Yiu-hon, Philip Chan, Flora Cheung, Law Chi-keung
1981 / Colour / D Beta / Cantonese / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 92min
Director Leong Po-chih and Richard Ng Yiuhon join forces again after Itchy Finger (1979) in this through-and-through comedy written by Joyce Chan. Escaping rural China by swimming to Hong Kong, Heung (Richard Ng Yiu-hon) hopes for a comfortable life. Though soon disillusioned and lost his job, his luck changes when the over-confident action movie superstar Dragon, also portrayed by Ng, died in a stunt accident which happened by the sea where Heung was fishing nearby. Heung, who looks just like Dragon, is spotted by the movie company's manager (Philip Chan) as the star's stand-in and sparked off a series of hilarious pauper-turns-prince kind of happening. After his makeover what awaits Heung is superstardom and an extravagant lifestyle, and later a sobering realization that even in Hong Kong, money is not everything.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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