Ah Tim (Michael) is the sly worker of a mental institution who has little interest in his work. Within the same institute is Li (Samuel), one of the head male nurses there who shares Ah Tim’s apathy toward the job. A chance to change the status quo is presented when a new patient, Cheng (Chiao), is admitted to the hospital and catches the pair’s attention with his endless talk of treasure. At first they put this in the same bracket as the newcomer’s babblings about a princess, but they soon begin to believe that he really does hold the key to a small fortune. Ah Tim succeeds in finding a portion of the patient’s treasure and learns of even greater wealth at a secret location. However, when Cheng suddenly dies, the two fortune hunters are left with a fractured trail to follow in their bid to reach the real booty. —Far East Films
Michael Hui Koon-Man (Chinese: 許冠文) is a Hong Kong film comedian, scriptwriter and director.
He is the eldest of the Hui brothers (together with Ricky and Sam Hui) who remain three of the most prominent figures in Hong Kong entertainment circle. Michael Hui is considered by many critics to be the foremost comedian in the Hong Kong film industry before Stephen Chow.
He studied in La Salle College, and then earned a degree in sociology from the United College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Michael remains the very few Hong Kong film artistes who holds a non-honorary degree from a university.
After a spell hosting quiz shows on TVB, Hui gained popularity in the Hong Kong entertainment industry with his variety show stints in the Hui Brothers Show. He then moved from television to film. Hui’s first work was in a film by Taiwanese director Li Han-Hsiang called The Warlord (大軍閥 or “The Great Regime”, 1972), where he played a farcical warlord in post-revolutionary… read more