Behind the Yellow Line

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Behind the Yellow Line
DVD cover
Directed by Taylor Wong
Produced by Mona Fong
Screenplay by Gordon Chan
Chan Hing-ka
Lawrence Cheng
Sek Wai-man
Story by Jimmy Lo
Starring Leslie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
Anita Mui
Anthony Chan
Music by Si Jan-hau
Stephen Shing
Edited by Siu Fung
Ma Chung-yiu
Chiu Cheuk-man
Distributed by Shaw Brothers Studio
Release date
  • 3 October 1984 (1984-10-03)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$8,755,898 (Hong Kong)[1]
CN¥13.9 million (China)[2]

Behind the Yellow Line (緣份, also known as Fate, is a 1984 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Taylor Wong and starring Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, and Anita Mui. The film was released in Hong Kong on 3 October 1984.



  • Leslie Cheung as Paul Chan
  • Maggie Cheung as Monica
  • Anita Mui as Anita
  • Anthony Chan as Ng Wai
  • Chan Lap-ban as Rubbish lady
  • Lawrence Cheng as Cafe captain
  • Connie Mak as DJ Mak Kit-man
  • Alfred Cheung as Alfred Cheung
  • Sze Kai-keung as Ng Wai's brother
  • Yip Ha-lei as Paul's father
  • Cheng Mang-ha as Paul's mother
  • Michael Mak as Anita's boyfriend in MRT
  • Michael Tong as Ben
  • Tang Kei-chan as Building security guard
  • Eric Yeung as Job interviewer
  • Tang Wai-si
  • Kwan Kam-ming
  • Chang To-mei as Monica's studio colleague
  • Nick Lam as Fat customer in cafe
  • Tsui Oi-sam as Fat customer in cafe
  • Titus Ho as Man in blue suit at bus stop
  • Chin Tsi-ang as Granny in MRT
  • Tai Wan-wai


The film was released in Hong Kong on 3 October 1984.[1] It was released in mainland China on March 25, 2016.[2]


Box office[edit]

The film grossed HK$8,755,898 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 3 to 18 October 1984.[1] On its opening weekend in mainland China, the film grossed US$1.13 million.[3] It grossed a total of CN¥13.86 million in mainland China.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
4th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Anita Mui Won
Best Supporting Actor Anthony Chan Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "緣份 Behind the Yellow Line (1984)". Hong Kong Movie DataBase. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "缘份(2016)". (in Chinese). Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ Frater, Patrick (March 28, 2016). "China Box Office: 'Batman v Superman' Has Okay $56 Million Opening Weekend". Variety. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 

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