Kung Fu Mahjong
|Kung Fu Mahjong|
|Directed by||Billy Chung
|Produced by||Wong Jing|
|Written by||Wong Jing|
Wong Yat Tung
Lam Chi Chung
|Music by||Marco Wan|
|Edited by||Matthew Hui|
|Distributed by||China Star Entertainment Group|
|Running time||137 min|
Kung Fu Mahjong (Chinese: 雀聖) is a 2005 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Wong Jing and Billy Chung. It is about an obsessive gambler Chi Mo Sai (Yuen Wah) and Auntie Fei (Yuen Qiu). The film was followed by two sequels, Kung Fu Mahjong 2 which was released the same year as the first film, and Kung Fu Mahjong 3: The Final Duel, which was released in 2007.
Chi Mo Sai (Yuen Wah) meets Wong (Roger Kwok) in Auntie Fei's (Yuen Qiu) cafe and learns that Wong has a photographic memory. He decides to exploit this by teaching him how to play Mahjong, but Fei, Wong's boss, strongly objects. Despite Fei's objections, Wong learns Mahjong from compulsive gambler Chi Mo Sai. He impresses triad boss Tin Kau Ko (Wong Jing), but falls in love with Tin's mistress (Theresa Fu) and is beaten by his men. Wong goes crazy. Luckily, Fei cures him using Mahjong. Fei wants Wong to beat Tin in the climatic "King of Mahjong" competition.
It is the only 2005 film to boast of having a sequel made in 2005. The budget of the first two films are considerably much smaller than Kung Fu Hustle.
Owner of Fei's cafe. Previously the Queen of Mahjong. Retired because someone stabbed her fiance.
Chi Mo Sai
An obsessive gambler. Gambling was his job. Kicked out during the mahjong competition due to scolding others.
Wong is a young man with photographic memory. He works in Fei's cafe. Chi Mo Sai taught him mahjong. He was the champion of the 2005 "King of Mahjong" Competition.
Tin Kau Ko
A cheat and triad boss. Knows the skill of fat mantis style. Draws six tiles instead of one during a mahjong game. He's the main antagonist of the film and later, supportive character in the sequel.
The film opened on 2 June 2005 in Hong Kong at the top of the box office, grossing US $337,363 (HK $2,625,258) in its first week.
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