半斤八兩
The Private Eyes (1976)
Alias: Mr. Boo
Literal Translation: Half Catty Eight Taels
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese 
Genre: Comedy 
Release Date: 12/16/1976
 
Director
  Michael Hui Koon-Man
 
Script
  Michael Hui Koon-Man
 
Action Director
  Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
 
Producer
  Raymond Chow Man-Wai
 
 
Cast
  Michael Hui Koon-Man ... Wong Yuk-See
  Samuel Hui Koon-Kit ... Lee Kwok-Kit
  Ricky Hui Koon-Ying ... Puffy
  Angie Chiu Nga-Chi ... Jacky
  Richard Ng Yiu-Hon ... Police Sergeant
  Lo Wai-Chi ... Mrs. Chow
  Sek Kin (1) ... Head of gang of robbers
  Chu Mu ... Mr. Chu
  Leung Shun-Yin ... Mrs. Chu
  Lai Siu-Fong ... Mrs. Mok
  Ko Hung (2) ... Biu
  Hsiao Yin-Fang ... Cinema manager Chan
  Tsang Choh-Lam ... Bomb blackmailer of theatre
  Stanley Hui Koon-Miu ... Love hotel boss
  Chan Yam ... Softdrink factory substitute
  David Cheung Jun-Ying ... [cameo] at hotel
  Cheng Siu-Ping ... Shoplifter in supermarket
  Huang Ha (1) ... Shoplifter in supermarket
  Chan Kim-Wan ... Steals Wong's wallet
  Chieh Yuen ... Big Brother in gym
  Siu Gam ... Junior Brother in gym
  Wong Chi-Keung (4) ... Drinks in supermarket
  Mars ... Robber
  Billy Chan Wui-Ngai ... Robber
  Chan Lap-Ban ... Theatre robbery victim
  Yu Miu-Lin ... Theatre robbery victim
  Melvin Wong Gam-San ... Theatre robbery victim
  Joe Junior ... Backstreet robbery victim
  San Sin ... [Extra]
  Cheung Sin-Ming ... King Kong
  Ng Kit-Keung ... Hung
  Gam Lau (1) ... Eats dim sum
  Ray Cordeiro ... Lures Wong into gym
  Wan Ling-Kwong ... Policeman [extra]
  Unknown SB-Actor(18) ... [Extra]
  Unknown Hui-Brother's Actor ... gangsters in cinema toilet
 
Production Companies
  Golden Harvest Productions
  Hui's Film Production Co., Ltd.
 
Production Manager
  Lau Chi-Chung
 
Sound Recordist
  Chow Shao-Lung
 
Art Director
  Chin Sam
 
Script Supervisor
  Chan Kok-Hong
 
Lighting
  Cheng Hui-Jan
 
Planning
  John Woo
  Louis Sit Chi-Hung
 
Makeup
  Chan Kok-Hong
 
Props
  Wong Shun-Chang
 
Cinematographer
  Cheung Yiu-Jo
 
Editor
  Peter Cheung Yiu-Chung
 
Costume Designer
  Chu Sheng-Shi
 
Presenter
  Raymond Chow Man-Wai
 
Assistant Director
  Chin Sam
  Ip Sam
 
Composer
  The Lotus
  Samuel Hui Koon-Kit
 
Filming Location
  Hong Kong
 
 
Summary
 

This film first established the Hui Brothers' comedies internationally. It won high critical praise and went straight to the top of the box office charts in Japan. The story concerns a small detective agency and the problems it has staying in business and out of trouble; but essentially it is a social comedy and a very penetrating comment on the human condition. [Rim Films Catalog]