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The Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

Asia's top international comedy star creates the world's funniest private-eye.Dec. 16, 1976Hong Kong94 Min.Not Rated
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The film revolves around the exploits of a detective agency in Hong Kong called Mannix Private Detective Agency. It is headed by private detective Wong Yeuk Sze (Michael Hui) with his emotionally drained assistant Puffy (Ricky Hui). Meanwhile, Lee Kwok Kit (Samuel Hui), a kung fu expert, who works at a Vitasoy plant factory and spends most of the time doing kung fu tricks to impress a girl, ultimately loses his job. Seeking to find another line of work, Lee attempts to joins Wong’s detective agency. Despite Lee’s impression with his kung fu talent which involves his snatching trick, Wong was not impressed. Then, as it appears that Lee would not get the job, Wong discovers that his wallet was missing and was presumed stolen by one bystander who bumped into them. Lee intercepts him and recovers the wallet, thus impressed Wong to hire him for the job.

The Private Eyes 1976

The Private Eyes
Original title 半斤八兩
IMDb Rating 7.1 716 votes
TMDb Rating 6.3 17 votes


Michael Hui


Michael Hui isWong Yuk-see
Wong Yuk-see
Samuel Hui isLee Kwok-kit
Lee Kwok-kit
Ricky Hui isPighead
Richard Ng isPolice Sergeant
Police Sergeant
Lo Wai-Chi isMrs. Chow
Mrs. Chow
Chu Mu isMr. Chu
Mr. Chu
Lai Siu-Fong isMrs. Mok
Mrs. Mok

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