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Leslie Cheung
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Date of Birth: Sep 12, 1956

Country: Hong Kong

Biography: Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he entered the 1976 ATV Asian Music Contest, where he took second prize. He went on to perform on stage, television and in teeny-bopper movies...

Total Titles at Criticker: 62 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (62) | Director (1) | Writer (1)
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Ashes of Time Redux (2008)
A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings.
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Inner Senses (2002)
This is the story of Yan, a young woman haunted by fleeting images of what she believes to be dead people. Told that it is all in her mind by her psychologist Jim, Yan still cannot find any other explanations for her visions. Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when Jim begins seeing the same things she does and the two begin to unravel a mystery that leads to a forgotten past. (imdb)
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From Ashes to Ashes (2000)
A non-profit film to ask people give up smoking. Directed by Leslie Cheung, as a 40th birthday gift to himself. A dad (Leslie Cheung) and a mom (Anita Mui), who are both devoting themselves into working and under great pressure, take smoking as the only way to release the emotional pressure. Their young kid, who is surrounded by smoking smell, get his disease much quicklier because of... (imdb)
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Okinawa Rendez-Vous (2000)
Jenny discovers that she no longer loves Ito, the mobster by her side, and decides to leave. In order to live she takes a sum of money with her; the money is actually the ransom prepared for Tong Kit in exchange for a diary with the secrets of the underworld; Tong is out of ideas when he runs into a vacationing cop Law Won Tat and his girlfriend. Tat recognizes him to be an international thief and claims to be a fugitive in hopes of capturing him... (hkcinemagic)
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Double Tap (2000)
What begins as an innocuous entry into a gun competition eventually steers Rick towards a path of fatal rivalry. With extensive training, Rick emerges as one of the finest shooters in town. Three years down the line, four members of a G4 unit have been murdered; the suspects clear out any possible evidence. A top CID officer, Miu, narrows the suspect list down to just Rick, whom he had met in the shooting arena on the final day of the gun competition three years before... (imdb)
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And I Hate You So (2000)
Luna Ng (Kelly Chen) is a columnist who gave her first boyfriend a vinyl record as a gift. She later discovers that same vinyl record in a second hand store so she attempts to buy it back. However, another person ends up buying it before her. She finds out that the new owner of the record is Cheung Yung (Aaron Kwok), a radio host. Luna ends up both loving and detesting Yung after he comments on her love life on radio. (imdb)
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The Kid (1999)
When Maise's husband walks out on her, she leaves her baby son in a luxury yacht, hoping that he'll be adopted by affluent parents. Little did she know that its owner Daniel has lost everything in derivative speculation that very day. Four years later, Maise has pulled herself together to become a successful charity fund manager. She meets the down-and-out Daniel, living with his adopted son in a shabby rooftop flat... (imdb)
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Moonlight Express (1999)
Hitomi is a young woman whose world seems to come to an end when her fiancee Tatsuya is killed in a car accident. But she soon runs into an undercover cop who is Tatsuya's dead ringer, and the pair are forced to flee together to China... (HKFlix)
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A Time to Remember (1998)
The film tells of Dr. Robert Payne's adventures in Shanghai 50 years ago. Payne falls in love with beautiful Qiuqiu, the consort of revolutionary hero Jin, who is a communist leader in the Shanghai underground However, he suffers from seizures caused by old head wounds and becomes Payne's patient. Hao Ming is the brutal chief of the Guomintang secret police. In his hunt for Jin, he discovers that Qiuqiu is his long lost daughter. At a lavish father-daughter reunion, Qiuqiu gets her revenge... (imdb)
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Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1998)
A personal account of Chinese film history by Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, who examines in particular issues of gender and sexuality. Includes interviews with a number of important filmmakers as well as the director's mother; Kwan also uses this film publicly to address his own sexual identity. (BFI)
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Ninth Happiness (1998)
Choi Hung village is full of innocents: people sing and work. The town beauty, Chi Wan, sees a stranger in the woods and falls in love, believing he's a fairy. He pursues her, keeping his ... (imdb)
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Anna Magdalena (1998)
A shy piano tuner lets a free-spirited, out-of-work, aspiring novelist move into his apartment, just in time for both to be smitten by the pretty, piano-playing woman who moves in upstairs.
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With the help of her lover Sam, Wing impersonates a male image and becomes a pop singer. But one unexpected person wrecks the relationship when they both have an affair with her. (imdb)
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Happy Together (1997)
Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift... (imdb)
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A dependent man, that has one girlfriend too many, fakes his own mental illness to inherit the fortune of his two brothersThe eldest brother is a busy businessman who is planning to open a restaurant. Due to his busy schedule, he is putting his relationship on the line with his wife. The second brother is a scholar who brings home a finance-troubled girl to arouse hatred in his father so the brother can choose to marry his punkish girlfriend, whom his father detests. (imdb)
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Temptress Moon (1996)
Not far from Shanghai, in a country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older brother, Zhengda, is addicted as well, and then paralysed and effectively brain-dead... (imdb)
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Tri-Star (1996)
A priest hears a prostitute's confession, a tale which has a 200,000 HK$ debt as its centerpiece. The prostitute accidentally leaves behind an envelope with her address in the confessional. Concealing his true occupation, the priest rents another room in her apartment and begins to straighten out her life. But then the prostitute starts to fall in love with the priest... (imdb)
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Shanghai Grand (1996)
Gangsters abound in this lively, romantic crime drama that is set in Shanghai during WW II. The tale of Taiwanese patriot Hsu Wen-Chiang begins as he is washed up on a beach near Shanghai. He is taken in by Ting Lik, a kindly beggar who is desperately in love with Feng Ching-Ching, the daughter of a prominent gangster. It isn't long before Ting Lik successfully rises through the underworld ranks to become one of the city's most powerful gangsters. (allmovie.com)
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Se qing nan nu (1996)
A down-on-his-luck art film director (Leslie Cheung) is so desperate for work that he agrees to make a category 3 sex film financed by the a gang boss (Paul Chun Pui). (hkflix)
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The Phantom Lover (1995)
In 1936 China, a nearly bankrupt drama troupe starts performing in a burned-out theater where the great actor Song Danping was killed. One of the actors, Wei Qing, starts seeing strange apparitions that could revive his troupe and deliver him to the same fate as Song Danping. (imdb)
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The Chinese Feast (1995)
Zany antics ensue when the owner of a restaurant accepts a rival's cooking challenge only to have to rely on a washed up master chef who has lost his sense of taste and smell.
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Tony Leung is a stuttering comic book artist who loves lovely schoolteacher Anita Yuen. However, frigid sister Carol Cheng disapproves of the union, but is undone by a budding romance with creepy family friend Lau Ching-Wan. Lau really wants rebel daughter Teresa Mo, but she pretends to be in love with her bohemian pal Leslie Cheung to avoid the situation. (lovehkfilm.com)
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A typical everyday HK movie fan Wing idolizes the beautiful female singer Rose and her producer Sam as the fairy tale couple. By chance she posed as an amateur male singer and moves in with 'his' new producer Sam. The no-nonsense Wing develops a great friendship with Sam, but screws up Sam's love life with Rose (imdb)
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The Long and Winding Road (1994)
Two different men each find their true meanings in life. Leslie and Tony, two lower middle-class bachelors, are bosom friends. Leslie is a wandering soul who seems unable to settle down. He give got fired and his girlfriend left him. Tony is a frustrating musician and a part-time worker at an elderly home. He doesn't like old people, but works there only to get close to his dream girl WAI. (imdb)
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Over the Rainbow, Under the Skirt (1994)
In this sequel to Yesterday You, Yesterday Me, Bobby looks back on his youthful dreams -- the joys of love and the pain of separation. He also remembers the summer of 1985 when he was smitten with a woman named Sharon. (themoviedb)
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Ashes of Time (1994)
Ou-yang Feng (Leslie Cheung) lives in the middle of a desert, where he acts as a middle man to various swordsmen in ancient China... (imdb)
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The Bride with White Hair 2 (1993)
For ten years, Cho has been in the snow of Mount Shin Fung waiting for a rare flower to blossom that will cure his wife who, back in Chung Yuan, is slowly killing all of the members of the Eight Big Clans. (imdb)
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The Bride with White Hair (1993)
The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult (imdb)
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The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)
A parody of Louis Cha's novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). (imdb)
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Hong Kong mogul Raymond Wong and Clifton Ko reunite to create this follow up the 1991 smash hit all-star slapstick comedy All's Well, Ends Well. In this go around, itinerant scholar Lam Ka-sing (Wong) has been trying to avoid his wife and her phonemically crude family. While on the lam, he accidentally saves the life of ace swordwomen Jinx (Teresa Mo). (allrovi.com)
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (imdb)
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A romantic Chinese New Year comedy about the three Shang brothers. Eldest brother Shang Moon (Raymond Wong) is a philandering businessman who treats his hideous yet hard-working wife (Sandra Ng) like dirt (imdb)
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Arrest the Restless (1992)
Two juveniles get mixed up in a street gang, resulting in the murder of a rival gang leader. A crooked cop pins the murder on the boy, but a detective who knows the truth risks his career to help the kid out. (imdb)
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The Banquet (1991)
Film with a weak plot about an businessman trying to clinch a deal for the reconstruction of Kuwait after the Gulf War from a Kuwaiti prince. The climax of the movie is a banquet/dinner at the end featuring cameos by several Hong Kong movie celebrities. (imdb)
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Once a Thief (1991)
Stylish caper thriller stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cheri Chung as a trio of international art thieves... (imdb)
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Days of Being Wild (1990)
In 1960's Hong Kong, a young man struggles to find a place for love in his life.
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A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
In this installment of a phenomenal saga of the super natural, four young people are caught in a tug-o-war of evil between an Imperial Wizard and a corrupt General. Outrageous special effects galore! (imdb)
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Mad Mission Part 5: The Terracotta Hit (1989)
Two friends who own an investment firm turn to a policeman friend for help when they are framed for robbery by a gang of antiquities smugglers. (imdb)
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Fatal Love (1988)
Chi Ken-Wing picks up a girl while driving his car in a remote location and offers her a ride back home. The girl introduces herself as 'Cecilia'. Chi Ken-Wing can't forget her and visits her again at her apartment only to find out that it's empty and the old lady who lives there says no one has lived there in a while. His friends say that he gave ghost a ride, but shortly after he sees Cecilia walking in the city. He tries to catch up to her but fails... (imdb)
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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly... (imdb)
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Rouge (1987)
Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's... (imdb)
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A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (imdb)
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A Better Tomorrow (1986)
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (imdb)
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Last Song in Paris (1986)
Louie, spoiled pop star has a one night stand with beautiful dancer Anita. Then Anita tells Louie that she dreamed of being a singer and later he brings her to stage and becomes a star. Anita has fallen in love with Louie, but Louie loves Julia. However, Louie later finds out that Julia is dating his father Kent. Louie then leaves Hong Kong and heads to Paris leaving his career behind. Then he meets Yuan Yu Shih, a Vietnamese refugee that suffers from a war wound... (imdb)
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Crazy Romance (1985)
Hung is a street-wise smart aleck and Mak is his dumb sidekick. They are partners, mostly in unlawful jobs. One night, the two are spotted by Zaza in the middle of a heist. Consequently, they go to jail. Hung hates Zaza for this. In prison they are befriended by old timer Hui. The three run afoul of boss Orca and try to avoid Orca by insulting chief warden Ko. They are brought before correction officer who is none other than Zaza. Hung hates Zaza more. (hkcinemagic.com)
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For Your Heart Only (1985)
Agent 00--at 2'9" the world's smallest secret agent--is assigned to break up a drug ring headed by Mr. Giant. Agent 00 has someone inside the organization who feeds him information. He discovers that Mr. Giant's real aim is the creation of a super-weapon, the "N" bomb. (imdb)
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Merry Christmas (1984)
Daughter and sons try and set up their widowed father with their next door neighbor.
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Once Upon an Ordinary Girl (1984)
Mo Xiaoying, who studied in Hong Kong, was unfortunately killed during the domestic war. He lost all financial support and was forced to rely on his aunt Tang Yu. He is a famous woman in the upper class, and she uses her to hook up men. Since then, he has been active in the social world and has become an object of celebrity pursuit, and he has also met with Zhan Shiyu who is unsettled. (yesasia)
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Yuen fan (1984)
Lesile is a young guy that uses the MTR everyday, and one day, he sees a beautiful lady (Maggie Cheung) on the train and likes her immediately. On the other hand, he also knows a tomboy (Anita Mui) on the train too (and she likes him too!). Then, with side-kicks like Chan and others the chase of love in the MTR system begins. (imdb plot summary)
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The Intellectual Trio (1984)
The story of two sibling thieves named Pretty Eyes and Slanty Eyes. When the two make the mistake of lightening the wallet of a mob assassin who just got paid for a hit, they find themselves in dire trouble.
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Double Decker (1984)
A drama film directed by Hong Kong New Wave filmmaker Peter Yung. (tmdb)
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Little Dragon Maiden (1983)
When Hong Kong's new wave, gravity-defying action-look hit the scene in the early 1980's, so did a new wave of actors; Canto-pop stars. Little Dragon Maiden intelligently mixed the old with the new to create pure golden magic as kung-fu fighting veterans Chen Kuan-tai and Lo Lieh joined relative newcomer Leslie Cheung in a far-out, costume-action love story that really cooks. Cheung garnered international recognition in John Woo's A Better Tomorrow. (hkcinemagic.com)
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First Time (1983)
Early Leslie Cheung drama.
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The Drummer (1983)
Brother Leslie Cheung’s early film, playing a young man who loves to play drums. The film is directed by Yang Quan. In addition to Leslie Cheung, there are also stars such as Zhong Paul, Zhou Xiulan, Lu David and Wu Hui, as well as guest star of Hong Kong drum king Fernando Carpio. (rarehkmovies)
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Teenage Dreamers (1982)
This refreshing musical comedy tempers its fizzy charm with just enough tartness to insure its charming buoyancy. This light look at teenage life even won starlet Chou Hsiu-lan a Hong Kong Film Awards nomination for Best Newcomer. (imdb)
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Lie huo qing chun (1982)
Louis (Leslie Cheung) is a lovely young man from a rich family and misses his 'passed-away' mother very much. He has a good friendship with his cousin Kathy (Pat Ha). Louis and Kathy later meet Tomato (Cecilia Yip), who becomes Louis' girlfriend, and Pong (Ken Tong), who becomes Kathy's boyfriend. The four live a casual life together, hang out aimlessly, and share their dreams and difficulties with one another on frequent trips to Hong Kong's outlying islands. (wikipedia)
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Energetic-21 (1982)
Chan Chuen directed this story about the many problems besetting Hong Kong youth when they reach that "energetic" age of 21. (nytimes.com)
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Job Hunter (1981)
Focuses on two brothers from a rich family, and a poor classmate who pretends he is from the same social class. (tmdb)
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Gone With The Wind (1980)
The background is in 1949 when the situation is unstable. Most people will try to fight for their survival. Sui Cheung brings his wife, Lai Ching to Hong Kong from China. He is educated and is smart, knowing who to please at the right time. He is also an expert in concealing his mistake. (spcnet.tv)
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Encore (1980)
A story of young love. (letterboxd)
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Dog Bites Dog Bone (1978)
Early Leslie Cheung comedy.
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Erotic Dreams Of Red Chamber (1978)
An Erotic version of the famed classic novel by Xueqin Cao. This is also one of the first screen appearances of the late great Leslie Cheung.
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