and present survival of the common man in the big city - ups and downs,
laughters and tears...
In 1970s Hong Kong, rapacious landlords try to evict 72 tenants but sworn
brothers Ha Kugn (Eric Tsang) and Shek Kin (Jacky Cheung) help the group
of 72 defeat the landlord (Lam Ka Tung) and landlady (Charmaine Sheh)
and coincidentally rescue Pinky (Anita Yuen) 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 Shek's 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 (mainland actor) 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 acidattacks 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 (Bosco Wong) is fascinated by Shek's daughter (Stephy Tang)
who is a Japanese AV culture fan; Ha's daughter (Linda Chung), a kung
fu maiden, is pursued by Shek's love-struck son (Wong Cho Lam), the smart
shortie. Affairs of the heart yet to be resolved.
Jacky Cheung, Anita Yuen, Eric Tsang, Charmaine Sheh, Stephy Tang, Bosco Wong, Linda Chung, Wong Cho Lam, Andy Hui, Dicky Cheung, Prudence Liew, Sam Lee, Wayne Lai, Michael Tse
Eric Tsang, Patrick Kong, Chung Sue Kie
Family, Comedy, Romance
||April 15, 2010
||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
||Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital 5.1
||CN Entertainment (HK)