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Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  Spencer Nakasako
Language  English
5.7/10 IMDb

Director  Wayne Wang
Music director  Mark Adler
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Country  United States
Life Is Cheap But Toilet Paper Is Expensive movie poster
Writer  Spencer Nakasako, Amir Mokri, Wayne Wang
Release date  August 24, 1990
Directors  Wayne Wang, Spencer Nakasako
Cast  Cora Miao, Kwan-Min Cheng, Allen Fong
Similar movies  Related Wayne Wang movies

Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive is a 1989 film directed by Wayne Wang. The film stars Cheng Wan Kin and John Chan. It won an award at the 1990 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

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The film was the subject of controversy when it originally received an X rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, the distributor, Silverlight Entertainment, chose to release it without this rating and with a self-anointed adults-only A rating. On their TV show for the week of August 13–17, 1990, the late film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert praised the decision to apply the A rating since it was a concept they had often discussed on At the Movies in the context of harshly criticizing the MPAA's standards of forcing serious films aimed at adult audiences to either undergo damaging edits to receive R ratings or be locked out of most theatrical and advertising outlets. Both critics, however, also said the film itself was not very good.

Plot summary

A man is hired, by people he believes to be gangsters, to deliver a briefcase from America to Hong Kong.

Cast

  • Cheng Wan Kin as Duck Killer
  • John Chan as The Son In Law
  • Kwan-Min Cheng as Uncle Cheng
  • Allen Fong as Taxi Driver
  • Rocky Wing Cheung Ho as Punk #2
  • Angela Yu Chien as Blue Velvet
  • References

    Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive Wikipedia
    Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive IMDbLife Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive Rotten TomatoesLife Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive themoviedb.org


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