Lucky Number (film)

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Lucky Number is a 1999 Singaporean film. It was criticised as a clone of Jack Neo's Money No Enough; indeeed, a reviewer from The New Paper described it as "Money No Enough" without Jack Neo.

Synopsis

Jonathan is a cowardly kopi kia who is fired and replaced by a Mainland Chinese "dragon lady" doubling as his boss's mistress. With his recently retrenched friend Leon, they embark on various schemes to survive - all of which fail before taking off. Finally, they are arrested for hawking pirated VCDs, and face jail or a $40,000 fine. Jonathan and Leon split after a petty fight, and he is left to raise the sum on his own. After a chance encounter with Hong Kong celebrity Law Kar-ying, Jonathan strikes 4D, pays off the fine and buys over the coffeeshop after his boss runs into debt.

Cast

  • Ng Kin Wah as Jonathan
  • Lim Aik Seng as Leon Li Ming
  • Sachdev Mohander Mohin as Wengum Sami
  • Eileen Yeow as Man
  • Lim Lee as Lo So Poh
  • Georgie Ong as Xiang-ge
  • Lin Xinghong as Melvin
  • Lim Poh Huat as T-shirt buyer
  • Chun Keng Wah as T-shirt buyer
  • Lily Ong Siew Keng as VCD buyer
  • Heng Goh Soon as effeminate man
  • May Oon Nielsen as make up artist
  • Sim Gee Sing as policeman
  • Yoo Ah Min as umbrella lady
  • Ng Khim Teck as crazy man

Production

Filming

The movie was shot on location in various parts of Singapore. The coffeeshop featured is the Aljunied branch of Kim San Leng at Blk 133 Geylang East Ave 1. Some scenes were shot at Golden Mile Tower, where DS Movie Production was based at the time. Other shooting locations include People's Park Complex, People's Park Centre, and Lau Pa Sat.