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Director  John Woo
Country  Hong Kong
5.2/10 IMDb

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Language  Cantonese
Laughing Times movie poster
Release date  24 December 1980 (1980-12-24)

Laughing Times is a 1980 Hong Kong comedy film written and directed by John Woo and starring Dean Shek as the Chinese Charlie Chaplin. This is the first film produced by Cinema City, a film company established by Shek, Karl Maka and Raymond Wong.

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Plot

In the postwar community, where the economy is falling and many businesses are bleak. A starving wanderer named the Chinese Charlie Chaplin (Dean Shek) meets an orphan (Wong Wai) who was used to do illegal things by bad guy Master Ting (Karl Maka) and the two become fast friends. Later Charlie also meets a poor singer (Wong Sau Man), whom he develops a funny romance with, and a drunkard (Wu Ma). Due to humiliation from Ting, the drunkard turned to drinking. Later, Ting abducts the kid and the singer, prompting Charlie and the drunkard to finally rise up with ambition and risk their lives to save the kid and the singer and eventually, Ting was unable to evade the law.

Cast

  • Dean Shek as Chinese Charlie Chaplin
  • Wong Wai as the Kid
  • Karl Maka as Master Ting
  • Wu Ma as Drunkard
  • Lee Chung-keung
  • Chic Lau
  • Tai San as Man wearing shades
  • Tsang Cho-lam as Barber Cheung
  • Wong Sau-man as Singer
  • Ho Pak-kwong as Chiu Siu-man's Father
  • Hoi Sang Lee as bodyguard
  • Fung King-man as Man eating noodle
  • Chiu Chi-ling as street performer
  • Wong Yat-fei as Man getting scalp
  • Sai Gwa-Pau as Man who chokes on noodles
  • Raymond Wong as Man eating banana
  • Ting Yue
  • Shing Wan-on
  • Chan Fei-lung
  • Luk Ying-hong
  • Chu Tak-wai as policeman
  • Ho Wan
  • Leung Hung
  • Box office

    The film grossed HK$5,186,448.50 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 24 December 1980 to 11 January 1981 in Hong Kong.

    References

    Laughing Times Wikipedia
    Laughing Times IMDb Laughing Times themoviedb.org


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