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The Musical Singer (1985)

Ge wu sheng ping (original title)
Entertainment manager James Wong loses his lead singer Jannie Fong when she breaks her contract. Angered, he turns his efforts to making a young dancer named Russell, who has no singing ... See full summary »

Director:

Dennis Yu

Writer:

Koon-Kiu Lam (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Anita Mui ... Jannie Fong
Russell Wong ... Russell
James Wong ... James Wong
Cher Yeung ... Dionne
Roy Chiao
Ni Tien ... (as Tanny)
Chung Ping Geung
Heung Kam Lee
Ching Tien
Mang-Ha Cheng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Wing Chan Chi Wing Chan
Siu-bo Chan Siu-bo Chan
Angie Chen Angie Chen ... (as On Kei Chan)
Siu Ping Cheng
Ka Wai Cheung Ka Wai Cheung
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Entertainment manager James Wong loses his lead singer Jannie Fong when she breaks her contract. Angered, he turns his efforts to making a young dancer named Russell, who has no singing experience, into an even more successful singer than Miss Fong. During his climb to success, Russell's girlfriend, Dionne, feels alienated from him. Written by Kevin Risch <krisch@intranet.on.ca>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

4 May 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Musical Dancer See more »

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Russell Wong didn't speak any Chinese so his voice was dubbed. See more »

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Quite Good if not for Bad Dubbing
26 February 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

A very young Russel Wong plays the part of a stage dancer, dance instructor, and a singer.

Anita Mui falls off of favor with her manager. The manager decides to use Russel to be his new singer.

Mid '80s was a transitional period for Hong Kong movies, and fresh new (good looking) faces were starting to fill the screen. Russel Wong is very accomplished for his youthful age, and brings in new style of character into the movie. The overall style of the movie still carries old style acting, but the younger generation of actors shows more elegant presence on screen.

The movie still has the old school bad dubbing (in Cantonese), and ruins the quality of the movie. Music is also of old taste, and still needs work. But Hong Kong movies as a whole in the next few years skyrockets to a different level of refinement which will make all these woes obsolete in few short years.

If not for the old school production style, this movie would have been better, but it's still has sweetness all its own. If you're into old school Hong Kong movies, this is a pretty good movie to watch.


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