Release date25 January 1992 WriterRoman Cheung (screenplay), Ting Ting Choi (screenplay), Vincent Kok (screenplay), Bak-Ming Wong CastStephen Chow (Shang Foon), Leslie Cheung, Sandra Ng, Maggie Cheung, Teresa Mo Similar moviesAlls Well - Ends Well and Alls Well - Ends Well Too are part of the same movie series, Stephen Chow appears in Alls Well - Ends Well and Fight Back to School II, Sandra Ng appears in Alls Well - Ends Well and Alls Well - Ends Well 2009, Sandra Ng appears in Alls Well - Ends Well and Alls Well - Ends Well 2010, Raymond Wong Pak-ming produced Alls Well - Ends Well and appears in Winner Takes All
Three brothers (Stephen Chow, Raymond Wong, Francis Ng) living with their father fib and play pranks to win parental approval for themselves and their romances.
Alls Well, Ends Well (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: ) is a 1992 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Clifton Ko. The film stars Stephen Chow with Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Raymond Wong, Sandra Ng, and Teresa Mo.
Alls Well, Ends Well was a Lunar New Year film, where a films release was timed to coincide with the larger movie audience at that time of year. The movie is also one of Stephen Chows trademark mo lei tau films of little sense but lots of good-natured humor, and is still considered to be a cult classic by most Hong Kong audiences.
The film was followed by six sequels:
Alls Well, Ends Well Too or Hua tian xi shi (1993)
Alls Well, Ends Well 1997 or 97 Jia You Xi Shi (1997)
Alls Well, Ends Well 2009 (2009)
Alls Well, Ends Well 2010 (2010)
Alls Well, Ends Well 2011 or Jui Keung Hei Si (2011)
Alls Well, Ends Well 2012 (2012)
Cast and roles
Stephen Chow – Foon (a womanizer DJ who enjoys flirting while on broadcast)
Maggie Cheung – Holli-yuk (an art film-lover who dreams of finding her dream guy)
Leslie Cheung – So (Foons effeminate elder brother who is a floral arranger)
Teresa Mo – Mo-Seung (Sos second cousin and nemesis turned lover)
Raymond Wong – Moon (Foons eldest brother who is unfaithful)
Sandra Ng – Tai Sou Big Wife (Wife of Moon who was divorced and then remarried)
Sheila Chan – Playing herself, Moons mistress who was once a beauty pageant winner
Lee Heung-kam – Grandmother (the brothers mother)
Kwan Hoi-san – Grandfather (the brothers father)
Clifton Ko – Annoyed karaoke patron
Vincent Kok – Japanese businessman
Loletta Lee – Foons girl
Wong Kwong-leung – Brother Kwong
Andrew Yuen – Kai Ming
"Alls Well, Ends Well" is a comic romance of 3 hapless brothers, who eventually learn through their amorous exploits and misadventures that love is only won through gradual nurturing, and quickly lost through the quick, dishonest, selfish ways which they have always taken for granted.
Moon is eldest brother and head of the family. The film begins with the celebration of his 7th anniversary wedding with Tai Sou, which celebration he deserts, preferring instead the company of his mistress (Sheila Chan). He turns up at home with her later, forcing his wife (whom he calls hag) to leave the house in dismay. Although she is very devoted to her husband and tolerates him for all his misbehaviors, her tolerance stops short of accepting his mistress openly in the family home.
So (Leslie Cheung) is an effeminate floral arranger and lecturer at an art school, who is good at cooking and enjoys womens hobbies. His second cousin Mo-Seung comes to his house on that same evening, and entirely devours an elaborate gourmet banquet which So had intended as a gift for Tai-Sou on her otherwise disastrous wedding anniversary. From that day on, So and Mo-Seung are constantly at loggerheads over trivial issues, insulting each other with vulgar metaphors during a mahjong game session, apparently irreconcilable.
Foon is a local radio DJ who flirts shamelessly while on air and is well-known among his legion of female fans for his impressive kissing technique. Holli-yuk (Maggie Cheung) calls him on air one day and arranges a date with him. She is an avid Hollywood movie lover who enjoys re-enacting particular love-scenes from movies. She is convinced that Foon shares her romantic outlook and they soon become lovers. Foon, however, is a notorious playboy not eager to settle down. Predictably, Holli-yuk catches him in an act of infidelity. After a freak accident leaves Foon suffering from a mildly debilitating mental illness, Holli-yuk offers to become a nurse for him. Taking advantage of her role as his nurturer, she gleefully devises methods to punish him for his callous behaviour.
The brothers dilemmas are later resolved in similarly titled sequel films. Each story concludes on a cheeky and high-spirited note.