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Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye

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Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye (1991)

106 min - Drama - 28 March 1991
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Alan and Eric are childhood friends who are separated when Eric moves to America. They are reunited in Hong Kong when Eric finds Alan at the cafe where the latter is working as a waiter and singer. Together they forge a business which is destroyed in a storm. Meanwhile, both have met a lady named Olive, and both strive for her affection. In the end, Alan's rising singing career and Olive's tendency to favour Alan over Eric alienates all three of them. They are only reunited once again in San Francisco, where Alan discovers Eric is on his death-bed from illness, and they realise what real friendship is all about, and how Olive would only be happy if she and Alan got married.

Director:  Peter Chan

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Alan and Eric are childhood friends who are separated when Eric moves to America. They are reunited in Hong Kong when Eric finds Alan at the cafe where the latter is working as a waiter and singer. Together they forge a business which is destroyed in a storm. Meanwhile, both have met a lady named Olive, and both strive for her affection. In the end, Alan's rising singing career and Olive's tendency to favour Alan over Eric alienates all three of them. They are only reunited once again in San Francisco, where Alan discovers Eric is on his death-bed from illness, and they realise what real friendship is all about, and how Olive would only be happy if she and Alan got married.


Collections: Peter Chan

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  28 March 1991

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Runtime:  1 h 46 min

Alan and Eric are childhood buddies who become estranged when Eric relocates to the United States. Eric runs with Alan in the cafe where he works as a server and vocalist in Hong Kong, and the two reconnect. They form a partnership that is eventually wrecked by a storm.
In the meantime, both have met a woman named Olive and are vying for her devotion. Alan’s blossoming singing career, combined with Olive’s preference for Alan over Eric, eventually alienates all three of them. They only reconcile in San Francisco, where Alan discovers Eric is dying of cancer, and they realize what true friendship is all about, and how Olive would only be happy if she and Alan married.

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