Kung Hei Fat Choy (film)

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Kung Hei Fat Choy
DVD cover
Traditional 恭喜發財
Simplified 恭喜发财
Mandarin Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái
Cantonese Gung1 Hei2 Faat3 Coi4
Directed by Dean Shek
Produced by Karl Maka
Dean Shek
Raymond Wong
Written by Raymond Wong
Starring Dean Shek
Alan Tam
George Lam
Siu Ban Ban
Michael Chan
Ann Bridgewater
Music by Lam Miu Tak
Tang Siu Lam
Cinematography Joe Chan
Edited by Tony Chow
Distributed by Cinema City
Release dates
  • 15 February 1985 (1985-02-15)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$18,418,994

Kung Hei Fat Choy is a 1985 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Dean Shek and starring Shek, Alan Tam and George Lam. This film was released to celebrate the Chinese New Year of 1985. The film's title is based off the greeting wishers give on the year's first day.


Money God was being naughty in heaven and as a punishment, he was sent to Earth to do good deeds for humans. On Earth, he meets Fung, a restaurant owner and his son Ben. Money God guides Fung to success and his business begins to rise while also helping him fend off loan shark Mo. At the same time, Money God tries to woo Fung's younger sister Ellen. Later, Mo learns of the Money God and unsuccessfully tries to exploit him. As his popularity spreads across Hong Kong, cops, triads and ghostbusters start trailing the Money God.


  • Dean Shek as Mr. Fung
  • Alan Tam as Money God
  • George Lam as Mr. Mo
  • Siu Ban Ban as Ben
  • Michael Chan as Man
  • Ann Bridgewater as Ellen Fung
  • Yiu Yau Hung as Mr. Mo's son
  • Cho Tat-wah as Superintendent of Police
  • Fung King Man as Loan Shark Ping / Pimp Lee
  • Karl Maka as Grabbing Gold (cameo)
  • Tsui Hark as Grabbing Gold (cameo)
  • Raymond Wong as Grabbing Gold (cameo)
  • Yat Boon Chai as Policeman
  • Yue Chi Ming
  • Yam Ho as Boo Shi
  • Foo Wang Tat as Professor Lam
  • Hui Ying Ying as Auntie Shun
  • Mo-Lin Yu as Bride as mass wedding
  • Lau Leung Fat as Mental patient doctor
  • Shing Gwan On as Mr. Mo's thug
  • Shing Fu On as Mr. Mo's thug
  • Shing Fui-On
  • Kwan Chu Wa
  • Chan Chi Fai
  • Raymond Fung as Doctor
  • Ken Ng
  • Yeung Yau Cheung as Chuen
  • Stee Daw
  • George Hayes
  • Jonathan Watts
  • Martin Lee
  • Burton Kittan
  • Job Stewart
  • Steve Smart
  • John Nisbet
  • Eric Lynch
  • Bill Blair
  • David Shaw
  • Gerhard Baier
  • Fung Gam Hung as Taxi Driver
  • Mok King Wah
  • Fung Kam Hung
  • Fei Pak
  • Woo Wai Chung

Box office[edit]

The film grossed HK$18,418,994 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 15 February to 5 March 1985 in Hong Kong

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