It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (富貴逼人) is a 1987 Hong Kong Chinese New Year film, directed by Clifton Ko. It starred Bill Tung and Lydia Sum as parents of the dysfunctional Piu family. The daughters were played by Elsie Chan, Loletta Lee and Pauline Kwan.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World
Directed byClifton Ko Chi-sum
Screenplay byClifton Ko Chi-sum[1]
Produced byLinda Kuk[1]
Starring
CinematographyDerek Wan[1]
Edited byWong Yee-shun[1]
Music byRichard Yuen[1]
Release date
  • January 28, 1987 (1987-01-28) (Hong Kong)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
CountryHong Kong[1]
LanguageCantonese[1]
Box officeHK$27.1 million

The comedy was very popular and the original cast of Tung, Shum, Chan, Lee and Kwan reappeared in its sequels It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World II (富貴再逼人) (1988), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World III (富貴再三逼人) (1989) and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World Too (富貴黃金屋) (1992). The plots of the films are all about the family becoming suddenly rich, usually through lotteries. The family also made a cameo appearance in The Banquet (1991).

CastEdit

This is a partial list of cast.[2]

  • Bill Tung - Uncle Bill
  • Lydia Sum - Aunty Lydia
  • Eric Tsang - Smiley Joe
  • Charine Chan Ka-Ling - Jody's teacher
  • David Chiang - John
  • Rachel Lee Lai-Chun - Loletta
  • Pauline Kwan Pui-Lam - Jody
  • Leung San - Miss Lui Mor
  • Raymond Fung Sai-Hung - Mr Fung
  • Cheng Siu-Ping - Auntie Nam
  • Elsie Chan Yik-Si - May

ReleaseEdit

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World was released in Hong Kong on January 28, 1987, marking of the Chinese New Year's Eve.[1] It grossed a total of HK$27,141,624 on its initial release.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Collection Items Online Catalogue". Hong Kong Film Archive. Archived from the original on 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2016.Note: Click search method for Keyword. Search Ronny Yu. Selected It's a mad mad mad world from list.
  2. ^ "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World". hkmdb.com. 28 January 1987. Retrieved 4 July 2021.

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