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72 Tenants of Prosperity

The offical poster of 72 Tenants of Prosperity
Traditional 72家租客
Simplified 72家租客
Pinyin Qī shǐ ér jiā zū ké
Jyutping Cat1 sap6 ji6 gaa1 zo1 haak3
Directed by Eric Tsang
Patrick Kong
Produced by Eric Tsang
Written by Wong Yeung Tat
Patrick Kong
Starring Eric Tsang
Jacky Cheung
Anita Yuen
Bosco Wong
Stephy Tang
Linda Chung
Wong Cho Lam
Michael Tse
Charmaine Sheh
Lam Ka-Tung
Raymond Lam
Fala Chen
Justin Lo
Studio Shaw Brothers Studio
Television Broadcasts Limited
United Filmmakers Organization
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Sun Wah Media Group
Release date(s) 11 February 2010 (2010-02-11)
Running time 99 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

72 Tenants of Prosperity (72家租客) is a 2010 Hong Kong comedy film by Shaw Brothers Studio, Television Broadcasts Limited, United Filmmakers Organization, Sil-Metropole Organisation and Sun Wah Media Group. Directed by Eric Tsang and starring Tsang, Jacky Cheung and Anita Yuen. It was released in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand on 11 February 2010.

This film used the 1973 Shaw Brothers film, The House of 72 Tenants as the blueprint. However, this story is a new creation, of which only some roles identical.

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Plot

In 1970s Hong Kong, rapacious landlords try to evict 72 tenants but sworn brothers Ha Kung and Shek Kin help the group of 72 defeat the landlord and landlady and coincidentally rescue Pinky from a planned forced marriage. When both sworn brothers fall for Pinky and propose to her, she flips a coin heads or tails and Ha wins her hand in marriage.

The sworn brothers become sworn enemies and Sheks hatred fuels intense rivalry against Ha in business dealings ranging from the manufacture of plastic flowers to the selling of stinky bean curd. Even after 40 years they continue to clash and in 2010 they are in keen competition selling electronics appliances in Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mongkok, the busiest street in the city and still home to the 72 tenants.

In fiercely competitive Sai Yeung Choi Street high rents force businessmen to use every means to survive, with electronics shops employing pseudo models in sales promotion campaigns and comic shops offering foot-massage services by Lolita, etc. These ploys are minor compared with the tactics of the landlord who threatens to close down the shops unless his demands for triple rental are met. Amidst this strife and struggle the street is hit by acid-attacks and in high spirits the 72 tenants unite and pledge to safeguard their home.

Against a background of fear and turmoil, with the old love triangle between Ha and Pinky and Shek still festering, the next generation of the Ha and Shek families embarks on their own heroic love affairs: MJ-style dancer Ha Junior is fascinated by Shek's daughter who is a Japanese AV culture fan; Ha's daughter, a kung fu maiden, is pursued by Shek's love-struck son, the smart shortie. Affairs of the heart yet to be resolved.

Cast

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The Ha family

Cast Role Description
Eric Tsang
Justin Lo (youth)
Ha Kung
哈公
Shek Kin sworn brother turned sworn enemy
Pinky's husband
Ha Junior and Ha Nui's father
"Hoi Phone Fu" owner
Anita Yuen
Fala Chen (youth)
Pinky
小桃紅
Tai Chi Bing and Aunt Three's adopted daughter
Ha Kung and Shek Kin's love interest
Ha Kung's wife
Ha Junior and Ha Nui's mother
Bosco Wong Ha Junior
哈太郎
Ha Kung and Pinky's son
Ha Nui's older brother
Wu Lei Yuk's boyfriend
A MJ Fan/MJ-style dancer
Linda Chung Ha Nui
哈女
Ha Kung and Pinky's daughter
Ha Junior's younger sister
Kin Chai's girlfriend
A kung fu maiden

The Shek family

Cast Role Description
Jacky Cheung
Raymond Lam (youth)
Shek Kin
石堅
Ha Kung's sworn brother turned sworn enemy
Wu Lei Yuk and Kin Chai's father
Pinky's admirer
"Ting Tai Phone" mobile store owner
Stephy Tang Wu Lei Yuk
胡里玉
Shek Kin's daughter
Ha Junior's girlfriend
Kin Chai's younger sister
AV vice-director
Wong Cho Lam Kin Chai
堅仔
Shek Kin's son
Wu Lei Yuk's older brother
Ha Nui's boyfriend

The Tai family

Cast Role Description
Lam Ka-Tung Tai Chi Bing
太子炳
The Landlord
Aunt Three's husband
Pinky's adopted father
Bobo's own father
(villain)
Charmaine Sheh Aunt Three
三姑
The Landlady
Tai Chi Bing's wife
Pinky's adopted mother
Bobo's own mother
(villain)
Kate Tsui Bobo
波波
Syndicate Secretary
person who threw the strong acid to Sai Yeung Choi Street
Tai Chi Bing and Aunt Three's daughter
(villain)
Anita Yuen Pinky
小桃紅
See The Ha Family

Hoi Phone Fu

Cast Role Description
Emily Kwan (關寶慧) "Hoi Phone Fu" employee
Chu Mi Mi (朱咪咪)
Ma Tai Lo (馬蹄露)
Ron Ng (Undercover Cop)
Andy Hui
Ram Cheung (蔣志光)
Rosanne Lui (呂珊)
Chun Wong (秦煌)
Tai Yiu Ming (戴耀明)

Ting Tai Phone

Cast Role Description
Timmy Hung "Ting Tai Phone" mobile store employee
Denise Ho
Sherman Chung
Ryan Hui (許懷欣)
Tat Dik (狄易達)
Vincy Chan
Yoyo Chen
Kayi Cheung
Toby Leung
Benjamin Yuen
Jacky Heung
Lam Yuen Ha (林婉霞) Promoting "Ting Tai Phone" models
Samantha Ko (高海寧)
Jeanette Leung (梁政玨)
Koni Lui Chai Wan
柴灣
Mobile phone salesman
Yuri Chan (陳蕊蕊)
Kibby Lau (劉俐)
Vanco Wong (王淑玲) Tai Po
大埔

Other cast

1960s

Cast Role Description
Sunny Chan Tailor Man
裁縫佬
Tailor
Joe Ma Doctor Kam
金醫生
Doctor
Lawrence Ng Paul Ching Chi Mei
程至美
Raymond Cho Chris Heung Chung Yan
向眾仁
Ben Wong (黃智賢) Leung Yue Sang
梁羽生
Derek Kwok Aircraft Fuk
飛機福
Sells Aircraft Rugby
Joyce Cheng Shanghai Lady
上海婆
Tracy Ip Fuk So
福嫂
Fuk's wife
Joyce Tang Mrs. Tailor
裁縫太太
Tailor Man's wife
Kaki Leung (梁嘉琪) Flower Girl
賣花女
Chuk Man Kwan
Elaine Yiu Matchmaker
David Lo (盧大偉) Officer Chan
陳局長
Chief Police Officer
Wants to marry Pinky

2010

Cast Role Description
Michael Tse Laughing Gor Triad leader
Undercover cop (PC66715)
Wayne Lai Ah Tung Muk
阿桐木
Comic store owner
Nancy Sit Lolita Comic store employee
Bernice Liu Bullet-tooth Jane
彈牙珍
Owns a fishball stall
Kevin Cheng Fireman
Kenneth Ma
Myolie Wu Myolie Wu
胡杏兒
AV actress
Chin Kar Lok
Tats Lau Doctor
Prudence Liew Siu Hung
小紅
Shek Kin's good friend
Ella Koon Tin Mi Mi
田咪咪
Swindler
Lam Suet "Ting Tai Phone" customer
Kitty Yuen (阮小儀) Fortune teller
Lily Ho (何傲兒)
Sammy Leung
Jack Hui Pilot
Aurelien Ng (吳雲甫)
Kimmy Kwan (關婉珊) Stewardess
Vanco Wong (王淑玲)
Marcus Kwok (郭田葰)
Louis Yuen
Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) Restaurant employee
Sixwing Luk (陸永權) Mobile phone engineer
Ckwan Cheung (鄭詩君)
Aimee Chan Survey staff
Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹)
Tsui Ming (徐萌)
Sherry Chen (陳爽)
Chu Ching Yee (朱倩兒)
Yung Kai Nei (翁佳妮)
Janice Ting (丁樂鍶)
Lau Siu Kwan (劉少君)
Natalis Chan Restaurant owner
Chin Siu Ho Goldfish Man
金魚佬
Wu Fung Bookstore owner
William So
Dicky Cheung Bailiff
Kelly Chen Kelly Chen
陳慧琳
Singer
Evergreen Mak Shoe store owner
Angela Tong
Jamie Chik Tenant
Tenky Tin (田啟文) Four Chai Man
四仔佬
Sam Lee Tennish shoe Man
波鞋佬
Maggie Siu Policewoman
Janet Chow
Kohi (小肥) Street performer
Peter Lai (黎彼得) Restaurant customer
Wong Ching (王青)
Natalie Tong
Shum Oi Lam (沈愛琳)
Joel Chan (陳山聰)

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