CJ7 (2008)

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  • IMDb page: CJ7 (2008)
  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 6,987 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 30 January 2008 (China)
  • Runtime: 86 min
  • Filming Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Gross: $206,678(USA)(4 May 2008)
  • Director: Stephen Chow
  • Stars: Stephen Chow, Kitty Zhang Yuqi and Jiao Xu
  • Original Music By: Ying-Wah Wong  (as Raymond Wong) 
  • Soundtrack: Masterpiece
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Dream Sequence | Falling From Height | School | UFO | Cartoon Reality Crossover

Writing Credits By:

  • Stephen Chow (written by) &
  • Vincent Kok (written by) &
  • Kan-Cheung Tsang (written by) (as Tsang Kan Cheong) &
  • Sandy Shaw (written by) (as Sandy Shaw Lai King) &
  • Chi Keung Fung (written by) (as Fung Chih Chiang) &
  • Fung Lam (written by) (as Lam Fung)

Known Trivia

  • The title ‘Chiang Jang 7 hao’ literally means “Yangtze River Steamer 7”. Basically a river boat on the Yangtze.
  • Xu Jiao, who plays Stephen Chow’s son in this movie, is actually a girl.

Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the Dad is cutting the rotten part of the apple, he is cutting with the wrong side of the knife.

Plot: A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.  »

Story: A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.


Synopsis: Ti, a really poor construction worker that struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school, mistakes an orb he finds in a junkjard for a toy his son heavily requested from him, since all of the classmates had it. This object turns out to be an alien creature with regenerative powers that will end up teaching important lessons to both father and son, amidst a dramatic turn of events in which Dicky is confronted to the harsh realities of life.

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Produced By:

  • Stephen Chow known as producer
  • Po Chu Chui known as producer (as Chui Po Chu)
  • Sanping Han known as producer (as Han San Ping)
  • Vincent Kok known as co-producer
  • Dong-ming Shi known as co-producer (as Shi Dong Ming)
  • Connie Wong known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Stephen Chow known as Ti
  • Jiao Xu known as Dicky
  • Lei Huang known as Johnny
  • Kitty Zhang Yuqi known as Miss Yuen (as Kitty Zhang)
  • Chi Chung Lam known as Boss (as Tze Chung Lam)
  • Shing-Cheung Lee known as Mr. Cao (as Sheung Ching Lee)
  • Wen Xue Yao known as Storm Dragon
  • Min Hun Fung known as P. E. Teacher
  • Yong Hua Han known as Maggie
  • Yu Lei known as Johnny's Entourage
  • Zhong You Jin
  • Qian Lin Hu
  • Yi Ying Cheng
  • Yi Jia Lao
  • Hao Yang
  • Wen Hao Song
  • Hao Nan Zhu
  • Gang Hui Zhang
  • Qing Dong known as Classmate
  • Hao Hao Chen
  • Qian Shen known as Classmate
  • Jia He Shi
  • Lu Yang Yu
  • Hang-Sang Poon known as Reporter (as Hang Sang Poon)
  • Shun-Yee Yuen known as Farmer (as Shun Yi Yuen)
  • Cole Barba known as Johnny (voice: English version)
  • Tristan Price known as Dicky (voice: English version)

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  • Chung Kim Wai known as property master


Production Companies:

  • Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia
  • Beijing Film Studio
  • China Film Group
  • Star Overseas

Other Companies:

  • Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Ningbo University  special thanks
  • China Construction Bank Ningbo No.1 Subbranch  special thanks
  • Citic Ningbo International Hotel, The  special thanks
  • Early Light Industrial  special thanks
  • Government of Jiangdong District  special thanks
  • Kodak (Hong Kong) Ltd.  film supplied by
  • Montblanc Pacific Distributors  special thanks
  • Ningbo Amico Copper Manufacturing  special thanks
  • Ningbo Changjiang Tourism Automobile  special thanks
  • Ningbo Construction Commission  special thanks
  • Ningbo Foreign Affairs Tourism Automobile  special thanks
  • Ningbo Haishu District Environmental Sanitation Service Center  special thanks
  • Ningbo Huamao Foreign Language School  special thanks
  • Ningbo Laowaitan Business Center  special thanks
  • Ningbo Municipal Bureau of City Management  special thanks
  • Ningbo Municipal Engineering Construction Group  special thanks
  • Ningbo Public Security Bureau  special thanks
  • Ningbo Swimming Trading Center  special thanks
  • Ningbo TV Station  special thanks
  • Ningbo Tourism Administration  special thanks
  • Ningbo Victori Hotel  special thanks
  • Ningbo Wanli International Primary School  special thanks
  • Ningbo Zhenhai District Housing Develop Invest  special thanks
  • Ningbo Zhoushan Wood Processing Factory  special thanks
  • Press and Publication Administration, Ningbo Culture Radio & TV  special thanks
  • Salon Films  equipment provided by
  • Shanghai Meihua Knitting  special thanks
  • Showreel Film Facilities  ADR recording
  • Society for Community Organization  special thanks
  • Soundfirm  sound post-production
  • Technicolor Creative Services  opticals
  • Technicolor Thailand  film processing
  • Technicolor Thailand  subtitles
  • Technicolor Thailand  titles
  • Walker Shop Footwear  special thanks
  • WowWee  special thanks
  • Xin Hua International Culture & Communication  special thanks


  • Sony Pictures Classics (2008) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • LK-TEL (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • RTL Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL8)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic (2008) (Finland) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (worldwide) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2008) (Argentina) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Menfond Electronic Art & Computer Design Company

Visual Effects by:

  • Cori Chan known as lead lighting technical director
  • Yan Chan known as lead compositor
  • Marco Iozzi known as look development artist
  • Sting Lau known as lighting artist
  • Ken Law known as visual effects consultant
  • Keith Leung known as digital compositor
  • Edward Pak known as compositor
  • Joey Tang known as digital compositor
  • Eddy Wong known as visual effects supervisor
  • Victor Wong known as visual effects supervisor

Release Date:

  • China 30 January 2008
  • Australia 31 January 2008
  • Hong Kong 31 January 2008
  • Indonesia 6 February 2008
  • Singapore 7 February 2008
  • Thailand 7 February 2008
  • USA 7 March 2008 (limited)
  • Russia 26 June 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 28 June 2008
  • Iceland 7 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 8 August 2008 (limited)
  • South Korea 21 August 2008
  • Hungary 26 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Greece 8 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 9 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 10 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden 10 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Brazil 18 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 23 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 5 November 2008 (Munich Asia Filmfest)
  • Germany 6 November 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Spain 24 February 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG for language, thematic material, some rude humor and brief smoking


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