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Mysterious actors

Postby yukabacera » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:54 pm

I was updating the crew and cast of this film: http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=7988 and noticed three names that do not appear in the on-screen credits:

http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10947 白惠文 Baak Wai-Man
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10948 袁麗 Yuen Lai
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10949 王顯 Wong Hin (3)

None of them have any other credits except for 'Wong Hin', but his only other credit is a 1985 Mainland film, almost certainly a different actor with the same name. Since they clearly don't appear in "Trouble Maker" I'll remove them soon (the first two should probably be deleted from the database too), but I'm curious if anyone has any idea where these names came from.
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Re: Mysterious actors

Postby bkasten » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:13 am

yukabacera wrote:I was updating the crew and cast of this film: http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=7988 and noticed three names that do not appear in the on-screen credits:

http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10947 白惠文 Baak Wai-Man
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10948 袁麗 Yuen Lai
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10949 王顯 Wong Hin (3)

None of them have any other credits except for 'Wong Hin', but his only other credit is a 1985 Mainland film, almost certainly a different actor with the same name. Since they clearly don't appear in "Trouble Maker" I'll remove them soon (the first two should probably be deleted from the database too), but I'm curious if anyone has any idea where these names came from.


In general when you see people IDs in that range (10,000s), the initial submission date not only predates all editors here (except STSH), it predates my own database transaction logs which go back to 1999. I see calros was the last one to update basic info on the first one, but that was 8 years ago. So at this point, just use best judgement as always.
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Re: Mysterious actors

Postby calros » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:28 am

I think there are 2 versions of this movie, the Taiwanese and the HK version, with different titles. Some credits are different in each version. So I suspect some actors appear in the credits of one version but not in the other.
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Re: Mysterious actors

Postby yukabacera » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:08 pm

I checked both versions and there are no differences in the cast credits.
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Re: Mysterious actors

Postby calros » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:57 am

The problem is the HKFA lists these names. Where did they get them from? Perhaps from a third copy?
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