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Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989)

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83 min | Comedy, Crime

A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights ...See moreA man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong Kong, which consist of him taking part in a great deal of blood, sex and general weirdness, all while wearing a briefcase handcuffed to his arm. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher See less
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Director
Writers
Spencer Nakasako (story) | Amir Mokri (story) (as Amir M. Mokri) | Wayne Wang (story)
Producer
Winnie Mokri (as Winnie Fredriksz)
Composer
Cinematographer
Amir Mokri (as Amir M. Mokri)
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$ 108,392
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Release date
Aug 24, 1990 (United States)

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Wan Kin Cheng
Duck Killer (as Chan Kim Wan) Duck Killer (as Chan Kim Wan)   See fewer
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John Chan
The Son-in-Law (as John K. Chan) The Son-in-Law (as John K. Chan)   See fewer
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Kwan-Min Cheng
Uncle Cheng (as Cheng Kwan Min) Uncle Cheng (as Cheng Kwan Min)   See fewer
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Allen Fong
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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Rocky Wing Cheung Ho
Punk #2 (as Rocky Ho) Punk #2 (as Rocky Ho)   See fewer
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Cinda Hui
Kitty Kitty   See fewer
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Gary Kong
Punk #1 Punk #1   See fewer
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Chung Lin
Ex-Red Guard (as Lam Chung) Ex-Red Guard (as Lam Chung)   See fewer
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Lieh Lo
Pianist Pianist   See fewer
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Wei Lo
The Boss (as Lo Wai) The Boss (as Lo Wai)   See fewer
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Cora Miao
Money Money   See fewer
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Spencer Nakasako
Yat Boon Jai Yat Boon Jai   See fewer
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Bonnie Ngai
The Daughter The Daughter   See fewer
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Victor Wong
Blind Man Blind Man   See fewer
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Wu Kin Man
Spiritualist Spiritualist   See fewer
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Chien Yu
Blue Velvet Blue Velvet   See fewer
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Dennis Dun
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 98 votes