72 Tenants of Prosperity

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72 Tenants of Prosperity
72TenantsProsperity.jpg
The official poster of 72 Tenants of Prosperity
Traditional 72家租客
Simplified 72家租客
Mandarin Qī shǐ ér jiā zū ké
Cantonese Cat1 sap6 ji6 gaa1 zo1 haak3
Directed by Eric Tsang
Patrick Kong
Produced by Eric Tsang
Written by Wong Yeung Tat
Patrick Kong
Starring Jacky Cheung
Eric Tsang
Anita Yuen
Bosco Wong
Stephy Tang
Linda Chung
Wong Cho Lam
Michael Tse
Kate Tsui
Wayne Lai
Bernice Liu
Charmaine Sheh
Dicky Cheung
Raymond Lam
Production
company
Distributed by Intercontinental Film Distributors
Release dates
  • 11 February 2010 (2010-02-11)
Running time 99 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$34,447,831

72 Tenants of Prosperity (72家租客) is a 2010 Hong Kong comedy film produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, Television Broadcasts Limited, United Filmmakers Organization, Sil-Metropole Organisation and Sun Wah Media Group. It was directed by Eric Tsang and starred Tsang himself and various other actors. It was released in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand on 11 February 2010.

This film used the 1973 film The House of 72 Tenants as a blueprint. However, this story is a new creation, of which only some roles identical. This is the first film to introduce the new 2010 Shaw opening theme with a shortened version of the original fanfare.

The film spoofs other movies such as Ip Man and Murderer, and makes references to Hong Kong culture and events that were figured in the media that year, such as the death of Michael Jackson and the Mong Kok acid attacks.

Plot[edit]

In 1970s Hong Kong, rapacious landlords try to evict 72 tenants but sworn brothers Ha Kung and Shek Kin help the group of 72 defeat the landlord and landlady and coincidentally rescue Pinky from a planned forced marriage. When both sworn brothers fall for Pinky and propose to her, she flips a coin heads or tails, they both cheated during the toss but Ha wins her hand in marriage.

The sworn brothers become sworn enemies and Sheks hatred fuels intense rivalry against Ha in business dealings ranging from the manufacture of plastic flowers to the selling of stinky bean curd. Even after 40 years they continue to clash and in 2010 they are in keen competition selling electronics appliances in Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mongkok, the busiest street in the city and still home to the 72 tenants.

In fiercely competitive Sai Yeung Choi Street high rents force businessmen to use every means to survive, with electronics shops employing pseudo models in sales promotion campaigns and comic shops offering foot-massage services by Lolita, etc. These ploys are minor compared with the tactics of the landlord who threatens to close down the shops unless his demands for tripled rent are met. Amidst this strife and struggle the street is hit by acid-attacks and in high spirits the 72 tenants unite and pledge to safeguard their home.

Against a background of fear and turmoil, with the old love triangle between Ha and Pinky and Shek still festering, the next generation of the Ha and Shek families generate their own love affairs: MJ-style dancer Ha Junior is fascinated by Shek's daughter who is a Japanese AV culture fan; Ha's daughter, a kung fu expert, is pursued by Shek's love-struck son, the smart shortie. Affairs of the heart yet to be resolved.

Cast[edit]

The Ha family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Eric Tsang
Justin Lo (youth)
Ha Kung
哈公
Shek Kin sworn brother turned sworn enemy
Pinky's husband
Ha Junior and Ha Nui's father
"Hoi Phone Fu" owner
Anita Yuen
Fala Chen (youth)
Pinky
小桃紅
Tai Chi Bing and Aunt Three's adopted daughter
Ha Kung and Shek Kin's love interest
Ha Kung's wife
Ha Junior and Ha Nui's mother
Bosco Wong Ha Junior
哈太郎
Ha Kung and Pinky's son
Ha Nui's older brother
Wu Lei Yuk's boyfriend
A MJ Fan/MJ-style dancer
Linda Chung Ha Nui
哈女
Ha Kung and Pinky's daughter
Ha Junior's younger sister
Kin Chai's girlfriend
A kung fu maiden

The Shek family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Jacky Cheung
Raymond Lam (youth)
Shek Kin
石堅
Ha Kung's sworn brother turned into sworn enemy
Wu Lei Yuk and Kin Chai's father
Pinky's admirer
"Ting Tai Phone" mobile store owner
Stephy Tang Wu Lei Yuk
胡里玉
Shek Kin's daughter
Ha Junior's girlfriend
Kin Chai's younger sister
AV vice-director
Wong Cho Lam Kin Chai
堅仔
Shek Kin's short son
Wu Lei Yuk's older brother
Ha Nui's boyfriend

The Tai family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Gordon Lam Prince Bing
太子炳
The Landlord
Aunt Three's husband
Pinky's adopted father
Bobo's own father
(villain)
Charmaine Sheh Aunt Three
三姑
The Landlady
Tai Chi Bing's wife
Pinky's adopted mother
Bobo's own mother
(villain)
Kate Tsui Bobo
波波
Syndicate Secretary
person who threw the strong acid to Sai Yeung Choi Street
Tai Chi Bing and Aunt Three's daughter
(villain)
Anita Yuen
Fala Chen (youth)
Pinky
小桃紅
See The Ha Family

Hoi Phone Fu[edit]

Cast Role Description
Emily Kwan (關寶慧) "Hoi Phone Fu" employee
Chu Mi Mi (朱咪咪)
Ma Tai Lo (馬蹄露)
Ron Ng Vincent
Andy Hui
Kara Hui
Ram Cheung (蔣志光)
Rosanne Lui (呂珊)
Chun Wong (秦煌)
Joe Junior
Tai Yiu Ming (戴耀明)

Ting Tai Phone[edit]

Cast Role Description
Timmy Hung "Ting Tai Phone" mobile store employee
Denise Ho
Sherman Chung
Ryan Hui (許懷欣)
Tat Dik (狄易達)
Vincy Chan
Yoyo Chen
Kayi Cheung
Toby Leung
Benjamin Yuen
Jacky Heung
Joel Chan
Lam Yuen Ha (林婉霞) Promoting "Ting Tai Phone" models
Samantha Ko
Jeanette Leung (梁政玨)
Koni Lui Chai Wan
柴灣
Mobile phone salesman
Yuri Chan (陳蕊蕊) Ching Yee
青衣
Kibby Lau (劉俐) Choi Hung
彩虹
Vanco Wong (王淑玲) Tai Po
大埔
Kimmy Kwan (關婉珊) Chuen Wan
荃灣 
Lily Ho Lucky

Other cast[edit]

1960s[edit]

Cast Role Description
Sunny Chan Tailor Man
裁縫佬
Tailor
Joe Ma Doctor Kam
金醫生
Doctor
Lawrence Ng Paul Ching Chi Mei
程至美
Raymond Cho Chris Heung Chung Yan
向眾仁
Ben Wong Leung Yue Sang
梁羽生
Derek Kwok Aircraft Fuk
飛機福
Sells Aircraft Rugby
Joyce Cheng Shanghai Lady
上海婆
Tracy Ip Fuk So
福嫂
Fuk's wife
Joyce Tang Mrs. Tailor
裁縫太太
Tailor Man's wife
Kaki Leung (梁嘉琪) Flower Girl
賣花女
Chuk Man Kwan
Eileen Yeow Matchmaker
David Lo (盧大偉) Officer Chan
陳局長
Chief Police Officer
Wants to marry Pinky

2010[edit]

Cast Role Description
Michael Tse Laughing Gor
Laughing哥
Triad leader
Undercover cop
Wayne Lai Astro
阿桐木
Comic store owner
Nancy Sit Lolita Comic store employee
Bernice Liu Bullet-tooth Jane
彈牙珍
Owns a fishball stall
Kevin Cheng Fireman
Kenneth Ma
Myolie Wu Myolie Wu
胡杏兒
Pretends as AV actress Sora Aoi
Chin Kar-lok
Tats Lau Doctor
Prudence Liew Siu Hung
小紅
Shek Kin's good friend
Ella Koon Tin Mi Mi
田咪咪
Swindler
Lam Suet Mr. Lam
林先生
"Ting Tai Phone" customer
Kitty Yuen Fortune teller
Sammy Leung
Jack Hui Pilot
Aurelien Ng (吳雲甫)
Kimmy Kwan (關婉珊) Stewardess
Vanco Wong (王淑玲)
Marcus Kwok (郭田葰)
Louis Yuen
Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) Restaurant employee
6Wing (陸永權) Mobile phone engineer
Ckwan Cheung (鄭詩君)
Aimee Chan Survey staff
Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹)
Tsui Ming (徐萌)
Sherry Chen (陳爽)
Chu Ching Yee (朱倩兒)
Yung Kai Nei (翁佳妮)
Janice Ting (丁樂鍶)
Lau Siu Kwan (劉少君)
Natalis Chan Natalis Chan
陳百祥
Restaurant owner
Chin Siu Ho Fishy
金魚佬
Wu Fung Uncle Wah
華叔
Bookstore owner
William So
Dicky Cheung Catchpole
Kelly Chen Kelly Chen
陳慧琳
Singer
Mak Cheung-ching Shoe store owner
Angela Tong Cellphone Customer
Jamie Chik Tenant
Tin Kai-Man (田啟文) Four Chai Man
四仔佬
Sam Lee Tennish shoe Man
波鞋佬
Maggie Shiu Policewoman
Janet Chow
Terence Chui (小肥) Street performer
Carlo Ng (吳家樂) Food stall waiter
Peter Lai (黎彼得) Food stall customer
Gill Mohindepaul Singh Appears in the news
Wong Ching (王青)
Natalie Tong
Shum Oi Lam (沈愛琳)
Fala Chen Siu Fui Hung
小灰熊
Ku Feng Tin Ngan
天眼

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