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Mr. Coconut (1989)

Hap ga foon (original title)
Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong. Mr. Coconut has finally reunited with his family, ... See full summary »

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Clifton Ko
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hui ... Ngan Kwai-Nam
Raymond Bak-Ming Wong ... Wong Ka-Fan (as Raymond Wong)
Olivia Cheng ... Ping
Joey Wang ... Ling (as Wang Tsu Huien)
Ricky Hui ... Lime
Simon Yam ... Timothy Hui (as Yan Tat Wah)
Maria Cordero Maria Cordero ... Miss Ma (as Maria Corderio)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Bush
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... Insurance Boss
Yung-kuang Lai Yung-kuang Lai ... Insurance Agent
Sun Wong ... Timothy's Father
Sin Hung Tam ... Timothy's Mother
Ngan-Ying Poon Ngan-Ying Poon ... Lime's Mother
Cheuk Yan Chan ... Skinny
Elsie Chan ... Shoe Shop Customer
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Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong. Mr. Coconut has finally reunited with his family, as he endures Hong Kong Streets of the late 1980s, filled with stock and property gamblers, heavy mobile phones and everything. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

21 January 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

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United Family Joyful See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quite an average Hong Kong family comedy.
16 February 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a somewhat funny Hong Kong comedy starring Raymond Wong as Wong Ka-Fan, whose wife Ping (Olivia Cheng) wants to invite her brother Ngan Kwai-Nam (Michael Hui) from Mainland China to visit them in Hong Kong for a while. After Ngan moves in, it becomes too close for comfort in their apartment and Ngan adjusting to life in the city using his unconventional mainland habits ruffles a few feathers in Wong's household.

There are several hits and misses in this film due to the slow plot and few redeeming qualities in the cast, especially Olivia Cheng's character. However, there are some funny slapstick comedy and classic Hong Kong humor that may generate some laugh-out-loud moments, courtesy of Michael Hui and Ricky Hui. The chemistry between Michael Hui and Maria Cordero was also hilarious. There's also a hint of touching family moments as well.

It's not a bad film overall, just a tad slow. It's nice seeing Joey Wang in a starring role as well, in addition to cameo appearances of a host of actors including Tony Leung, Fennie Yuen, Loletta Lee, Elsie Chan and Lowell Lo.

Grade C+


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