GS56 It’s Now Or Never
Golden Sun Films Distribution Ltd
Louis Chan Kwok Hei
Approx. 90 Min.
Ng Mong Tat, Cheung Man, Lau Yuk Chui, Cynthia Yang, Elaine Ng, Wong Man Yi ,Tse Pui See, Alfred Cheung
This underrated black comedy takes place in HK circa 1960-something. Ng Man-Tat is an aging gigolo with two rebellious daughters, the tough, older Rose (Cheung Man) and foul-mouthed, younger Tracy (Rain Lau). Rose spends her time losing jobs thanks to her attitude and cruising with her friends. Among her pals is Little Bun (Cynthia Khan), a dependent guy-chaser who fakes her way out of tough situations by pretending to know Kung-Fu (the “Eagle-Claw” stance, to be specific).
Tat is in trouble. He owes money to sleazy underworld types, and his prospects (unattractive aging females) are not good. Meanwhile, Rose antagonizes a female cop, and they begin a bizarre feud, attempting to one-up each other with embarrassing practical jokes. Along the way, she meets Shing (Alfred Cheung), a nerdy cop who’s fallen for her.
Things get worse: Tracy is caught dealing pills at school, Little Bun hooks up with a bag-of-crap masquerading as a man (Bowie Lam), and Tat’s underworld debtors come-a-calling…