花心大少
Hong Kong Playboys (1983)


Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 06/23/2014
Summary: A surprising treat

While I enjoyed Fu Sheng’s fu films, I’ve never really understood why HK audiences adore this guy so much. Which is why I found HK Playboys such a surprise. Though I believe much of the credit should go to Wong Jing, there is no denying that HKP shows Fu Sheng to be a terrific comic talent.

Although he often goes too far, I’m a sucker for Wong Jing’s goofy confections, and HKP is a superbly designed vehicle for Fu Sheng to make a fool of himself. The support cast throw caution and care to the wind, with everyone apparently having a wow of a time. Patrick Tse and Nat Chan are excellent as the debonair Valentino and loudmouth slob turned ladykiller Iolanto.

Jing of course throws in a bevy of beauties, sassy and gorgeous. Stunning Cherie Chung has fun pretending to be a dowdy nurse, with of course no success. Jing keeps the jokes and insane story clipping along at a fast pace, even allowing Fu Sheng to perform some eye-popping gymnastics along the way.

Never dull, often hilarious, with some great action set-pieces towards the end, HKP is delightful and entertaining. Highly recommended.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: mpongpun
Date: 01/01/2003

After finishing up TREASURE HUNTERS, Fu Sheng stated that he would like to do comedies instead of gung fu. This flick was supposed to be a start to his “comedy” career but unfortunately, Fu Sheng tragically passed away. In this flick directed by Wong Jing, Fu Sheng plays Sheng, a playboy who has all the latest cars and technology along with all the tricks for courting the ladies. Sheng’s mom (Lee Heung Kam) along with her personal nurse, Mei (Cherie Chung), arrive in Hong Kong with the intentions of getting Sheng to marry a woman of her liking. While searching for Ms. Right, Sheng is challenged by a couple of lady killers, Lolento (Natalis Chan) and Valentine (Hsieh Hsien) in his quest to get girls. Eventually, little does Sheng know that the girl he happens to love is near him everyday at home.