The Magnificent Scoundrels (1991)

The Magnificent Scoundrels (1991)

Released: 1991
Genre: Comedy, Genre
Director: Lik-Chi Lee
Starring: Tien Niu, Teresa Mo, Stephen Chow, ,
Run time: 96 min
IMDb: 6.6/10
Country: Hong Kong
Views: 174734


Valantino is a loser who’s girlfriend has run off to get married, she mets a very lousy con-artist, thanks to her he’s in trouble with a local mob boss. Meanwhile another low life is in trouble with the same boss, he’s ordered to rob a rich man’s house and he’ll split whatever he steals with the mob boss. Chow and Mo go to the same house to rob it by trying to draw the occupants out of the home with free tickets to go see Sally Yeh. Wu has beforehand lured away the maids from the house with the help of a Filipino party-animal. But chaos breaks loose as they confuse each other with a relative of the occupant and the occupant respectively. Each thinking the other has money, they keep on trying to scam each other here and there. Wu even goes so far as to hire Amy Yip to seduce Chow. Mo is jealous and tries to have her breasts enlarged so that hers are even bigger than Yip’s…
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User Reviews: The Magnificent Scoundrels (1991) pairs the two comedians Teresa Mo and Stephen Chow. The two become the most unlikely pair of con artists. Stephen’s girl friend has ran off to the chapel and got married. He’s so distraught that he tries to stop the marriage. Sadly he goes after the wrong couple. Whilst moping around he runs into Teresa Mo, (who’s a real bad con artist) tries to stage an accident in front of Stephen (he’s acting like a blind man) . She tries so hard to trick him but it fails badly (She tries to act like several different people, including a dog!). Feeling sorry for her, he agrees to take her under his wing. The two soon get involved in one of craziest half baked scheme you’ll ever see.

A funny film starring the great team of Stephen Chow and Teresa Mo. The film has a lot of popular and well known stars and bit players in this one. Karl Maka plays Stephen’s mentor, Yuen Wah and Roy Cheung play a pair of gangsters, Wu Ma co-stars as another con artist along with Amy Yip and Sandra Ng makes a brief appearance as Stephen’s former girl friend. A terrific film thats full of laughs and crazy situations. This has to be one of my favorite comedies of all time. I have never laughed so hard.

Highest recommendation!

The car wreck stunt involving Stephen Chow and Teresa Mo is an all time classic.

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