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Rich and Famous (1987)
"Gong woo ching" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  28 May 1987 (Hong Kong)
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To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crimeand a violent war between rival gang lords.

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Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Lam Ting Kwok
Alex Man ...
Tang Kat Yung (as Man Chi-Leung)
Siu-Fung Wong ...
Wai Chui (as Wong Siu Fung)
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Lau Po Yee (as Lau Ka-Ling)
Alan Tam ...
Mak Ying Hung
Danny Lee ...
Inspector Cheung (as Lee Sau-Yin)
Fui-On Shing ...
Luk
Hong-Ning Ng ...
Chuan
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Fan Tit Tau
Chung Lam ...
Big Eye
Chun Hsiung Ko ...
Chu Lo Tai
Kwan Yeung ...
Kit
Jing Chen ...
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To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crimeand a violent war between rival gang lords.

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Pretty near the bottom of the barrel - but do see the sequel
20 February 2005 | by (Newcastle, home of footie) – See all my reviews

This is a particularly dire early Chow Yun Fat Hong Kong gangster movie that occasionally flirts with competence without ever going all the way. It's the usual good brother/bad brother plot, but it's rarely been done as shoddily as this. Danny Lee has little to do, Andy Lau isn't on top form here and only an underused Chow Yun Fat gets by on charisma alone. The film looks like it's been shot in a hurry (the first fight in the betting shop looks as convincing as a schoolgirl pillow fight) by people who'd rather be somewhere else.

No surprises, badly staged and pretty amateurish all round except for a last reel wedding shootout, its hard to believe this was a big enough local hit for a sequel, Tragic Hero. Even more surprising is that Tragic Hero is actually GOOD, focusing on Chow Yun Fat's fall from power as he is abandoned and betrayed - that one has style, flair and a bit of weight to it, as well as much better action scenes. But Rich and Famous is just a waste of your time.


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