Sun boon gan bat leung is a 1990 Cantonese-language Comedy motion picture directed by Philip Chan and produced by Michael Hui under the banner of Hui's Film Production. Hui (Michael Hui), an owner of a Hong Kong tabloid magazine company, hires martial artist Bill Lee (Sam Hui) to help him get a good headliner for a magazine story to, hopefully, save his failing business. In the process, Bill meets San-San (Catherine Hung Yan), the fiancée of a wealthy jewelry business owner, and pursues her in order to get the scoop about her life. After thinking that San-San would make a great headliner, Bill feels sorry for her because of her troubled life: her mother has cancer, her brother is mentally disabled and her fiancé puts work before her. Thus, Bill is reluctant to publish San-San's story, putting the tabloid company's fate in his hands. Written by Oliver Chu. Sun boon gan bat leung features Michael Hui in the title role along with an ensemble cast including Samuel Hui, Ricky Hui, Catherine Yan Hung, Siu-ming Lau, Koon-lan Law and Wing-cho Yip. The screenplay is written by Michael Hui and Philip Chan which is inspired from The Private Eyes by Michael Hui. The music was composed by Chow Kai-sang. Cinematography was done by Ardy Lam and Horace Wong and editing by Ma Chung-yiu and Chu San-kit. The movie has a running time of 96 minutes. It was released on 24th August 1990. The film made a box office gross of $26 million. Distribution rights for the motion picture were acquired by Newport Entertainment.
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