Siu Ban Ban (小彬彬).
Does anybody remember this kid? Oh my, he was a pretty big deal in the eighties and then he disappeared. I think he’s Taiwanese but starred in many Hong Kong movies. Not only was he incredibly cute, he was also a pretty good actor. He starred in the really weird John Woo directed Run Tiger Run (1984), A Family Affair (1984) with Sam Hui and my personal favourite Double Trouble (1984) with the awesome John Sham.
Does anybody know who I’m talking about? Oh, he was in that God awful Andy Lau flick, The Magic Crystal (1987) as well. He usually plays the Dennis the Menace troublemaker who’s always out to give his parents a hard time, kind of the Hong Kong answer to Macaulay Culkin.
The last film he appeared in was the underrated Daddy, Father, Papa (1991). He was visibly older and taller but I felt he was still a charming little dude and held his own against Sammo and Raymond Wong.
I really wonder what ever happened to Siu Ban Ban.