When Fortune Smiles (1990)

  |  Action, Comedy

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The head of a rich family dies and in his will leaves his fortune to his daughter. His son is enraged and uses a rubbish collector who looks the same as his sister to steal the fortune. The... See full summary »


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20 December 2014 | OllieSuave-007
| A laughable and suspenseful Stephen Chow comedy.
This is a comedy where an outcast son wants to steal the inheritance from his sister by kidnapping her and getting a lookalike to fill in for her at his father's mansion.

This is a pretty fast paced movie with some humor and slapstick comedy from Stephen Chow. He could balance out his comedic approach with drama well.

Chow had good on-screen chemistry with Sandra Ng, who plays Fung the lookalike sister. It is suspenseful to see her getting cause on the sinister plot, which resulted her in having a strong bond with her new "family" and having the daunting task to steal for the crooked outcast.

Anthony Chan makes a daring partner-in-crime to Chow and Anthony Wong Chau Sang makes a love-to-hate villain.

Overall, it's a pretty good crime comedy.

Grade B+

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Action | Comedy


Release Date:

27 September 1990



Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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