The Romancing Star

The Romancing Star

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Traditional 精裝追女仔
Simplified 精装追女仔
Mandarin Jīng Zhuāng Zhuī Nǚ Zǎi
Cantonese Zing1 Zong1 Zeoi1 Neoi2 Zai2
Directed by Wong Jing
Produced by Wallace Cheung
Screenplay by Wong Jing
Starring Chow Yun-fat
Eric Tsang
Natalis Chan
Stanley Fung
Maggie Cheung
Music by Sherman Chow
Cinematography David Choi
Edited by Robert Choi
Win's Movie Production
Ngan Lung Films
Mei Lam Films
Movie Impact
Distributed by Win's Entertainment
Release dates
25 June 1987 (1987-06-25)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$21,720,626

The Romancing Star is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Wong Jing and starring Chow Yun-fat, Eric Tsang, Natalis Chan, Stanley Fung and Maggie Cheung. The film was followed by two sequels The Romancing Star II, released in the following year and The Romancing Star III, released the year after.


Fred (Chow Yun-fat) who's foul-mouthed, works in garage together with his two close buddies: Tony (Natalis Chan) and Silver (Eric Tsang). The boss of the garage, Ken (Stanley Fung) puts his friendship with the three in priority, ultimately, despite his harsh, picky and dingy personality. Both Tony and Silver couldn't put up with Fred's girlfriend's snobbish mother, they caused trouble on the occasion of her birthday banquet and make Fred breakup with his girlfriend. In order to recover the heartbreak of Fred, Ken decided cheer up Fred by joining a tour to Penang, where they came across two beautiful girls, Maggie (Maggie Cheung) and Agnes (Agnes Cheung), strolling leisurely on the beach as if they were very wealthy. Since then they decided on courtship. They played a poker game to decide who’s to who. And Fred, the winner, chose Maggie to be his sole target. By the rules of the game, Ken, Silver and Tony have to compete to see who in the ends will win the heart of Agnes.


Box office

The film grossed HK$21,720,626 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 25 June to 8 July 1987 in Hong Kong.

See also

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