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Ricky Hui

Ricky Hui

(1946 – 2011)

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Ricky Hui
(1946 – 2011)

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Ricky Hui

(1946 – 2011)
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About Ricky
This is an online memorial in memory of Ricky Hui. Ricky Hui Koon Ying was a Hong Kong movie star. He and his brothers, Michael and Sam, made several comedy blockbusters in the 1970s and 1980s.
Ricky Hui worked as a correspondent for the French Press Agency in Hong Kong. He also frequently appeared in Shaw Brothers films between 1972 and 1976, such as The Lizard (1972), The 14 Amazons (1972), The Sugar Daddies (1973), The Generation Gap (1973), Rivals of Kung Fu (1974), Hong Kong 73 (1974) etc. For him the big break came when he joined his brothers on screen.
The first time was in The Last Message (1975) with a short appearance as a waiter. The dialogue between him and Sam's character is hilarious. Ricky
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Hui got a slightly bigger role in The Private Eyes (1976) and with that film a new era of the Hong Kong Cinema started. The brothers together made the best comedies the Hong Kong film industry has ever seen. Their films were packed with visual gags and the unique Cantonese humor. Although Ricky had only a small role in The Private Eyes, it remained one of the all time favorites among fans. According to Michael Hui, Ricky Hui had only brief appearance in this film because at that time he had a contract with Shaw Brothers. I think that contract ended around 1976, because the last Shaw Brothers film he appeared in was Challenge of the Masters that year. The following year found Ricky at Golden Harvest with a leading
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role in John Woo's Money Crazy. In 1979 Games Gamblers Play was released for the Japanese market. For this edition Michael shot a new scene, a fight between Ricky and Sam on the beach, and replaced the original Sammo Hung vs Sam Hui fight with it. The next Hui brothers production where Ricky Hui teamed up with his brothers again was The Contract in 1978, followed by Security Unlimited (1981), one of the biggest success of the brothers, full of gags and their trademark Cantonese humor. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Ricky played leading roles in John Woo films like From Riches To Rags (1979), To Hell with the Devil (1982) or Plain Jane To The Rescue (1982).
Michael became a producer in 1987 and Ricky appeared
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in his films: Chicken and Duck Talk (1988), Front Page (1990), The Magic Touch (1992). In 1985 Sammo Hung produced one of the biggest cult films Mr. Vampire where Ricky Hui played Man Choi, a memorable role on the side of the unforgettable (Lam Ching Ying).
Ricky was most active in his film career in the 1970s and 1980s. In the late 1990s he appeared in only one film, in First Love Unlimited (1997). The last films Ricky Hui appeared in are Super Model and Forever Yours, both from 2004.
Ricky Hui died on November 8th, 2011. This is an online tribute created to remember his life and his work. May he rest in peace.
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Ricky Hui

This is an online memorial in memory of Ricky Hui. Ricky Hui Koon Ying was a Hong Kong movie star. He and his brothers, Michael and Sam, made several comedy blockbusters in the 1970s and 1980s.
Ricky Hui worked as a correspondent for the French Press Agency in Hong Kong. He also frequently appeared in Shaw Brothers films between 1972 and 1976, such as The Lizard (1972), The 14 Amazons (1972), The Sugar Daddies (1973), The Generation Gap (1973), Rivals of Kung Fu (1974), Hong Kong 73 (1974) etc. For him the big break came when he joined his brothers on screen.
The first time was in The Last Message (1975) with a short appearance as a waiter. The dialogue between him and Sam's character is hilarious. Ricky...

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