Diary of a Big Man (1988)

Director
Chor Yuen

Main cast
Chow Yun-Fat; Sally Yeh; Joey Wang; Waise Lee; Carrie Ng

Genres
Romance, Comedy

Description
A two-timing bigamist finds himself concocting scheme after scheme with his best friend, Chi Hung, to prevent either of his wives from discovering his bigamy. The unwanted intervention of a police officer as well as a series of unfortunate events lead to the wives discovery of the whole plot. They team up with Chi Hung's exasperated fiancée, Ka Lai, to exact revenge upon the two men.


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