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Release Date: March 7th, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 2008

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Single father Ti (Stephen Chow) works tirelessly to earn enough money to keep his son, Dicky (Xu Jiao), enrolled in a private school, hoping the education will lead to better career options. Dicky studies diligently, but his threadbare clothing prompts the derision of his affluent classmates, making him feel like an outcast. Unable to purchase an expensive toy Dicky wants, Ti finds a glowing ball in a junkyard and gives it to him. Soon, the orb turns into Dicky's new best friend -- an alien.

Cast: Stephen Chow, Xu Jiao, Kitty Zhang, Lee Sheung Ching, Chi Chung Lam, Lei Huang, Wen Xue Yao, Min Hun Fung

Director: Stephen Chow

Genres: Science fiction, Comedy, Family

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Underdog, Charming, Growing up, School, Family, 2000s, Emotional, Hospital

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  • A hyperactive, wishful-thinking special effects fantasy suitable for family outings. show more

  • If CJ7 feels like the love child of Charles Dickens, Mao Zedong and Steven Spielberg, it's because that's exactly what this PG-rated, Chinese-made fantasy is. show more

  • CJ7 is precisely the 80-something minutes of delirium and cheesy special-effects you'd expect from the man responsible for the chaos of "Shaolin Soccer" and the lunacy of "Kung Fu Hustle." show more

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