Banana Spirit (1992)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Lo Kin directed this amiable horror-comedy which, despite a few flashes of nudity which earned it a Category III rating, eschews much of the graphic worm-vomiting and bloodshed typical of Hong Kong horror. Francis Ng stars as Chic, who helps his friend Che (Ngai Sing), a Taoist ghostbuster, with various assignments. They both owe gambling debts to the nasty mobster Rabid Hsiung (Tommy Wong), so they're in desperate need of money, leading them to take on a request from the elderly Taoist master Tang (Richard Ng) to help him capture the Banana Spirit. On a late-night search, the trio is frightened by a demon as well as awakening the Banana Spirit, Muyung Yu-Yu, who takes the earthly form of a beautiful model and seduces Chic. Chic and the ghost become lovers, and she saves his life when he is shot at by mobsters as well as helping him win a great deal of money at one of Rabid Hsiung's casinos. Hsiung figures out that Yu-Yu has special powers, which he attempts to use for his own benefit, but Chic kills him before he can realize his plans. Unfortunately, Hsiung rises from the grave as a clownish evil spirit looking for revenge, and Yu-Yu's allotted time on Earth is quickly running out. Lam Ching-ying and Yip Wing-cho co-star in the lively romp.
Art House & International


Critic Reviews for Banana Spirit

There are no critic reviews yet for Banana Spirit. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for Banana Spirit

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

Banana Spirit Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Banana Spirit on our Movie forum!

News & Features