Movies by Release Date: 1985

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Sacrificed Youth (1985)

92 min - Drama - 1 January 1985
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Fourth Generation icon Zhang Nuanxin made her masterpiece with this coming-of-age tale about a teenage city girl who is "sent down" to the mountainous territory of Yunnan province during the Cultural Revolution.

Director:  Zhang Nuanxin

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Fourth Generation icon Zhang Nuanxin made her masterpiece with this coming-of-age tale about a teenage city girl who is "sent down" to the mountainous territory of Yunnan province during the Cultural Revolution.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Runtime:  1 h 32 min

Jin Hou Xiang Yao (1985)

89 min - Animation - 1 January 1985
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A feature length animation of the beloved Monkey King saga.

Director:  Wei Te
Writers:  Wei Te
Stars:  Yang Li

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A feature length animation of the beloved Monkey King saga.


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Genres: Animation

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Production Companies:  Shanghai Animation Film Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 29 min

The Girl in Red (1985)

- 1 January 1985
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Winner of the Golden Rooster Award for Best Film in 1985

Director:  Xiaoya Lu
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Winner of the Golden Rooster Award for Best Film in 1985


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Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Sunrise (1985)

- 1 January 1985
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Winner of the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Film in 1986

Director:  Benzheng Yu
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Winner of the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Film in 1986


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Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Run Tiger Run (1985)

86 min - Family, Comedy - 1 January 1985
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Two street urchins meet up with a sad and lonely rich kid. They become friends when the kid's shady uncle mistakes them for his nephews.

Director:  John Woo

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Two street urchins meet up with a sad and lonely rich kid. They become friends when the kid's shady uncle mistakes them for his nephews.


Collections: John Woo

Genres: Family, Comedy

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Country:   Taiwan,   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, English
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Production Companies:  Cinema City

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Yes, Madam (1985)

93 min - Action, Crime, Comedy - 1 January 1985
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Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass onto a forger friend Panadol (Tsui Hark). Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh) is assigned to the case, along with Inspector Morris (Cynthia Rothrock) from Scotland Yard! The investigation leads the cops to the bumbling crooks and soon they are on Triad leader Tin's (James Tien) tail, he will stop at nothing to get the incriminating film back and with his hitman and bodyguard (Dick Wei) at his side, he proves too much for the inspectors to catch using legal means, in frustration they give up their badges and go after Tin alone.

Director:  Corey Yuen Kwai
Writers:  Barry Wong

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Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass onto a forger friend Panadol (Tsui Hark). Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh) is assigned to the case, along with Inspector Morris (Cynthia Rothrock) from Scotland Yard! The investigation leads the cops to the bumbling crooks and soon they are on Triad leader Tin's (James Tien) tail, he will stop at nothing to get the incriminating film back and with his hitman and bodyguard (Dick Wei) at his side, he proves too much for the inspectors to catch using legal means, in frustration they give up their badges and go after Tin alone.


Collections: Corey Yuen Kwai

Genres: Action, Crime, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  English, Cantonese
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Production Companies:  D & B Films Co. Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min

My Name Ain't Suzie (1985)

96 min - Drama - 1 January 1985
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The Suzie in the title refers to The World Of Suzy Wong, a great novel by British author Richard Mason which was made into a terrible Hollywood movie in 1960. Like Suzy, Shu Mei goes to work in a bar in Wanchai around the late 1950s, where sailors and foreign money are plentiful. But there isn't much similarity beyond this.

Director:  Angie Chen

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The Suzie in the title refers to The World Of Suzy Wong, a great novel by British author Richard Mason which was made into a terrible Hollywood movie in 1960. Like Suzy, Shu Mei goes to work in a bar in Wanchai around the late 1950s, where sailors and foreign money are plentiful. But there isn't much similarity beyond this.


Collections: Angie Chen

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Golden Destroyers (1985)

89 min - Action - 1 January 1985
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The legendary 18 Bronzemen of Shaolin are unearthed after a long slumber by an evil monk. They are ready to take on the modern world, but is the world ready for them? some things don't die quietly...

Director:  Gordon Chan

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The legendary 18 Bronzemen of Shaolin are unearthed after a long slumber by an evil monk. They are ready to take on the modern world, but is the world ready for them? some things don't die quietly...


Collections: Gordon Chan

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Production Companies:  IFD Films and Arts

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Runtime:  1 h 29 min

A Good Woman (1985)

- 2 January 1985
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The film shows a story of struggle between the traditions of arranged marriage and love. Xingxian is a 18 year old girl who finds herself engaged to a 8 year old boy. When a young man her age comes to town, she falls in love. They eventually elope and she become the first girl from her village to break the tradition of arranged marriage.

Director:  Jian-zhong Huang

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The film shows a story of struggle between the traditions of arranged marriage and love. Xingxian is a 18 year old girl who finds herself engaged to a 8 year old boy. When a young man her age comes to town, she falls in love. They eventually elope and she become the first girl from her village to break the tradition of arranged marriage.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 January 1985

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Army Nurse (1985)

- 2 January 1985
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Directed by Mei Hu and Xiaojun Li.

Director:  Xiaojun Li, Mei Hu
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Directed by Mei Hu and Xiaojun Li.


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Release Date:  2 January 1985

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The Time You Need a Friend (1985)

91 min - - 10 January 1985
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John Woo's melodramatic tragicomedy The Time You Need a Friend (1985) stands at the crucial crossroads in the director's career. Woo had been churning out innocuous comedies for more than a few years, and after establishing the "heroic bloodshed" genre, he'd never look back. But this tale of two comedians - estranged former pals who bury the hatchet for one last show together - blends the pathos and male-bonding of Woo's later dramas with the silliness and pratfalls that marked his early works. At their peak, Ku Ren and Shem Bien were an unstoppable screen comedy team, the undisputed stars of the silent era. But a major falling out has kept the duo offstage for decades. Despite the urgings of family and friends, Ku and Shem refuse to reconcile. As both men approach their twilight years, one last chance for a reunion presents itself in the form of a televised charity benefit. Ku Ren and Shem Bien struggle to come to terms with years of bitterness, and bring the house down once again.

Director:  John Woo
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John Woo's melodramatic tragicomedy The Time You Need a Friend (1985) stands at the crucial crossroads in the director's career. Woo had been churning out innocuous comedies for more than a few years, and after establishing the "heroic bloodshed" genre, he'd never look back. But this tale of two comedians - estranged former pals who bury the hatchet for one last show together - blends the pathos and male-bonding of Woo's later dramas with the silliness and pratfalls that marked his early works. At their peak, Ku Ren and Shem Bien were an unstoppable screen comedy team, the undisputed stars of the silent era. But a major falling out has kept the duo offstage for decades. Despite the urgings of family and friends, Ku and Shem refuse to reconcile. As both men approach their twilight years, one last chance for a reunion presents itself in the form of a televised charity benefit. Ku Ren and Shem Bien struggle to come to terms with years of bitterness, and bring the house down once again.


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Release Date:  10 January 1985

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Runtime:  1 h 31 min

Exciting Dragon (1985)

98 min - Action, Fantasy, Comedy - 6 February 1985
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The story revolves around three nasty villains' quest to retrieve the Seven Star Armor which will enable them to retrieve the sacred sword from a Taoist monastery.

Director:  Chiu Chung-Hing

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The story revolves around three nasty villains' quest to retrieve the Seven Star Armor which will enable them to retrieve the sacred sword from a Taoist monastery.


Collections: Chiu Chung-Hing

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Comedy

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  6 February 1985

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Production Companies:  Sun Yah Film

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

My Lucky Stars (1985)

PG-13 96 min - Action, Comedy - 10 February 1985
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Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They don't like this much, but they do it.

Director:  Sammo Hung
Writers:  Barry Wong

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Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They don't like this much, but they do it.


Collections: Sammo Hung

Genres: Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  10 February 1985

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company, Golden Way Films Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 36 min

The Illegal Immigrant (1985)

98 min - Drama - 3 May 1985
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The lead, arrested and processed after a police raid on a Canal St. clothing workshop. He has no status in HK, where he'd swam, or the US, where he arrived as a stowaway, to avoid metal detectors which would pick up the bullets still in his body.

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The lead, arrested and processed after a police raid on a Canal St. clothing workshop. He has no status in HK, where he'd swam, or the US, where he arrived as a stowaway, to avoid metal detectors which would pick up the bullets still in his body.


Collections: Mabel Cheung, Wanting Zhang

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话, English
Release Date:  3 May 1985

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

Disciples of the 36th Chamber (1985)

89 min - Action - 17 May 1985
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Monk San Te tries to support and protect Shaolin and her Fang Shih-yu who purposely attacks corrupt Ching officials.

Director:  Liu Chia-Liang
Writers:  Liu Chia-Liang

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Monk San Te tries to support and protect Shaolin and her Fang Shih-yu who purposely attacks corrupt Ching officials.


Collections: Liu Chia-Liang

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  17 May 1985

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 29 min

Arhats in Fury (1985)

- 13 June 1985
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Director:  Hsing-Lai Wang

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Release Date:  13 June 1985

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Fascinating Affairs (1985)

Comedy, Romance - 22 June 1985
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Fascinating Affairs - a Hong Kong Romance directed by Chor Yuen and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.

Director:  Chor Yuen

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Fascinating Affairs - a Hong Kong Romance directed by Chor Yuen and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.


Collections: Chor Yuen

Genres: Comedy, Romance

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  22 June 1985

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Production Companies:  Rical Production Company Limited

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The Protector (1985)

R 91 min - Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama - 11 July 1985
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Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate.

Director:  James Glickenhaus
Writers:  James Glickenhaus, King Sang Tang

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Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate.


Collections: James Glickenhaus

Tagline: Now, New York has a new weapon - A cop with his own way of fighting crime.

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Country:   Hong Kong,   United States of America
Language:  Cantonese, English, French
Release Date:  11 July 1985

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company, Golden Way Films Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 31 min

On the Hunting Ground (1985)

76 min - Documentary - 17 July 1985
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On the Hunting Ground made by Tian Zhuangzhuang at the invitation of the Inner Mongolia Film Studio. After living for a month with the Mongolians on the grasslands in preparation for the film, he drastically changed the script given to him by the studio. The original story centered around the themes of male dominance and jealousy with a complicated plot; in Tian's film, the narrative element practically disappears. Insofar as a narrative centre exists, it deals with a hunter's transgression of the Mongolian hunting code (laid down by Genghis Khan in the thirteenth century) and his subsequent penance. A semi-documentary--using local herdsmen rather than professional actors--which captures the hunting rituals, rhythms and patterns of daily life in a Mongolian tribe.

Director:  Tian Zhuangzhuang
Writers:  Hao Jiang
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On the Hunting Ground made by Tian Zhuangzhuang at the invitation of the Inner Mongolia Film Studio. After living for a month with the Mongolians on the grasslands in preparation for the film, he drastically changed the script given to him by the studio. The original story centered around the themes of male dominance and jealousy with a complicated plot; in Tian's film, the narrative element practically disappears. Insofar as a narrative centre exists, it deals with a hunter's transgression of the Mongolian hunting code (laid down by Genghis Khan in the thirteenth century) and his subsequent penance. A semi-documentary--using local herdsmen rather than professional actors--which captures the hunting rituals, rhythms and patterns of daily life in a Mongolian tribe.


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Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Mongolia
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  17 July 1985

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Production Companies:  Inner Mongolia Film Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 16 min

Disciples Of Shaolin (1985)

96 min - Comedy, Action - 8 August 1985
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Cheng runs away from a marriage arranged by his parents to the temple. Then he starts to learn with the monks later on. However, his master Hung Duk only assigns hard work and does not teach them Kung Fu. Cheng and his mates are disappointed. The Rover, a Kung Fu fanatic, puts them to shame. He once a Shaolin student but expelled for misbehavior, goes back to Shaolin to humiliate the monks. Cheng and his mates are beaten by the Rover. Hung Duk eventually starts to teach them Kung Fu but the abbot punishes him for his flight with the Rover. Cheng is incensed. He goes out and pits himself desperately against the Rover…

Director:  Hua Shan

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Cheng runs away from a marriage arranged by his parents to the temple. Then he starts to learn with the monks later on. However, his master Hung Duk only assigns hard work and does not teach them Kung Fu. Cheng and his mates are disappointed. The Rover, a Kung Fu fanatic, puts them to shame. He once a Shaolin student but expelled for misbehavior, goes back to Shaolin to humiliate the monks. Cheng and his mates are beaten by the Rover. Hung Duk eventually starts to teach them Kung Fu but the abbot punishes him for his flight with the Rover. Cheng is incensed. He goes out and pits himself desperately against the Rover…


Collections: Hua Shan

Genres: Comedy, Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  8 August 1985

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Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Working Class (1985)

98 min - Romance, Comedy - 9 August 1985
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Yam, Sunny and Ah Hing are buddies and all dismissed creating havoc in their jobs. The trio is employed by a noodle factory, which has a very poor labor relationship. The manager, supervisor and foreman are always picking on their subordinates. Finally the workers decide to take an united front to oppose their superiors...

Director:  Tsui Hark
Writers:  Chan Gam-Kuen

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Yam, Sunny and Ah Hing are buddies and all dismissed creating havoc in their jobs. The trio is employed by a noodle factory, which has a very poor labor relationship. The manager, supervisor and foreman are always picking on their subordinates. Finally the workers decide to take an united front to oppose their superiors...


Collections: Tsui Hark

Genres: Romance, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  9 August 1985

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Production Companies:  Film Workshop, Cinema City Company Limited

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

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A policeman forsakes his dream of world travel to care for a mentally impaired brother, who is later kidnapped by gangsters.


Collections: Sammo Hung

Tagline: If you ever get in this much trouble you'll wish you had a brother like Jackie Chan

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  9 September 1985

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Production Companies:  Orange Sky Golden Harvest, Bo Ho Films Co., Ltd., Paragon Films Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 31 min

Tai Chi Chun (1985)

89 min - Action - 3 October 1985
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Secret of Tai Chi is about a young martial-arts aficionado who duels with a nasty Chinese military man. After a young monk is betrayed by his best friend who seeks military wealth and power, he finds solace in tai chi.

Director:  Chik Ngai-Hung
Writers:  Chik Ngai-Hung

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Secret of Tai Chi is about a young martial-arts aficionado who duels with a nasty Chinese military man. After a young monk is betrayed by his best friend who seeks military wealth and power, he finds solace in tai chi.


Collections: Chik Ngai-Hung

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Release Date:  3 October 1985

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Runtime:  1 h 29 min

Wreaths at the Foot of the Mountain (1985)

117 min - - 7 November 1985
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Wreaths at the Foot of the Mountain is a 1984 Chinese film about the life of the soldiers in a PLA army company before, during and after the Sino-Vietnamese War.

Director:  Xie Jin

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Wreaths at the Foot of the Mountain is a 1984 Chinese film about the life of the soldiers in a PLA army company before, during and after the Sino-Vietnamese War.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  7 November 1985

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Runtime:  1 h 57 min

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