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* SlobsVersusSnobs: One theme of Chow's movies included the conflict between the working class and the upper-class, which sympathizes with the former. Though the lead character of ''Film/GodOfCookery'' and ''Film/KingOfBeggars'' came from wealthy strata, they only learn humility as they spend more with the lower classes after their fall from grace.


* ''Hail The Judge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence if interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')

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* ''Hail The Judge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence if of interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')


* ''The Royal Tramp'' (based off the classic literature ''Duke of Mount Deer'')

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* ''The Royal Tramp'' (based off the classic literature ''Duke of Mount Deer'')''Literature/TheDeerAndTheCauldron'')


He was also a producer for ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', but beyond that he had not given any sort of creative influence to the film, even if it needed it.

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He was also a producer for ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', but beyond that he had not given any sort of creative influence to the film, even if it needed it.
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An influential Hong Kong comedian, actor and film director, best known in the west for ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/KungFuHustle'', Stephen Chow Sing-Chi is famous for his slap stick martial arts movies. He also has something of a reputation for taking unknowns as his romantic lead, collectively called "Sing girls", all of whom go on to have successful careers in their own right.

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An influential Hong Kong comedian, actor and film director, best known in the west for ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/KungFuHustle'', Stephen Chow Sing-Chi (born 22 June 1962) is famous for his slap stick martial arts movies. He also has something of a reputation for taking unknowns as his romantic lead, collectively called "Sing girls", all of whom go on to have successful careers in their own right.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Sticks to traditional good vs evil stories.


As an actor he has been known to be the lead actor in all of his movies as well as some lead roles in films such as the ''Film/GodOfGamblers'' sequels and ''A Chinese Odyssey''.

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As an actor he has been known to be the lead actor in all of his movies as well as some lead roles in films such as the ''Film/GodOfGamblers'' sequels and ''A Chinese Odyssey''.''Film/AChineseOdyssey''.


When not making a film, Stephen Chow is reported to be a taciturn and serious individual who is unenergetic and rarely if ever smiles. Some speculate that this stems from his boyhood spent in abject poverty in Kowloon, and/or the fact that just because he's good at making people laugh [[MoneyDearBoy doesn't mean he likes doing it.]] Or the [[BewareTheNiceOnes mob connections]] that got him banned from Canada as of 1995.[[note]]All rumors, of course.[[/note]]

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When not making a film, Stephen Chow is reported to be a taciturn and serious individual who is unenergetic and rarely if ever smiles. Some speculate that this stems from his boyhood spent in abject poverty in Kowloon, and/or the fact that just because he's good at making people laugh [[MoneyDearBoy doesn't mean he likes doing it.]] Or the [[BewareTheNiceOnes mob connections]] that got him banned from Canada as of 1995.[[note]]All rumors, of course.[[/note]]


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Very much on the Idealistic end.



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* RuleOfFunny: Widely considered the TropeCodifier for Hongkong cinema.

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* RuleOfFunny: Widely considered the TropeCodifier for Hongkong cinema.

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* ''New Fist of Fury'' (an AffectionateParody of BruceLee's Film/FistOfFury, of course. There's even an ActingForTwo moment in an IntercontinuityCrossover with ''All for the Winner''.)

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* ''New Fist of Fury'' (an AffectionateParody of BruceLee's Film/FistOfFury, Creator/BruceLee's ''Film/FistOfFury'', of course. There's even an ActingForTwo moment in an IntercontinuityCrossover with ''All for the Winner''.)

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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: Multiple of his films involve a Buddhist powerup to finish the climactic battle.


* MoodWhiplash: Chow's films are known to veer from slapstick comedy to melodramatic tragedy on a dime.

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* MoodWhiplash: Chow's films are known to suddenly veer from slapstick comedy to melodramatic tragedy on a dime.and back.


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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Stephen Chow had it '''hard''' as a kid growing up in Kowloon's ghettoes, which rarely had running water and barely any electricity or sanitation. He had to learn Jeet Kune Do from television (when he could watch it) because he could not afford the lessons as a boy, and was lucky to even be educated. The resultant bitterness towards life is evident in the extremely cynical and sardonic sense of humor that is prevalent in all his film, wherein almost nothing ''ever'' goes right for honest and hard working people.



* MoodWhiplash: Chow's films are known to veer from slapstick comedy to melodramatic tragedy on a dime.



* SadClown: Chow is best known for his comedic roles and films, but behind the scenes he doesn't seem to be very happy.

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* SadClown: Chow is best known for his comedic roles and films, but behind the scenes he doesn't seem to be very happy.

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