After being released from prison, Tang Kat Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.

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Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Lam Ting Kwok
Alex Man ...
Tang Kat Yung
Siu-Fung Wong ...
Wai Chui
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Lau Po Yee
Danny Lee ...
Supt. Chang
Fui-On Shing ...
Luk / 'Number 6'
Chun Hsiung Ko ...
Chu Lo Tai
Chung Lin ...
Big Eye
Hong-Ning Ng ...
Chuan
Elvis Tsui ...
Chai's Man
Kwan Yeung ...
Kit
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Lui
San Yip ...
Kwok's Wife
Chien Yu ...
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In the 1970s, Li Ah Chai was a powerful Hong Kong crime boss whose lieutenants were two orphaned brothers, Tang Kat Yung and Lam Ting Kwok. When he names Kwok as his heir, the cruel and sadistic Yung becomes jealous. The upshot: during the 1980s, Kwok retires to Malacca to raise a family, Yung builds his power, and Chai gradually loses his circle, one at a time, to bribery and murder. All Chai wants is to live in peace with his wife and son, but Yung's desire for revenge overcomes reason. Chai tries to retreat to Malacca; Yung follows him there with tragic results. Afterwards, Chai calls his old nemesis in the Hong Kong police department, Supt. Chang, to alert him that he's going to try one final assault on Yung's fortress. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Li Ah Chai: [on the phone with Supt. Chang] I've been on the streets since I was barely seven. I've seen a lot of killing in my time. I'm tired. I don't bear a grudge against anyone. Not even my father, who introduced me to this life. I understand the price I have to pay. I'm resigned to my fate. Mr. Chang, get ready to collect a lot of bodies.
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A completely mediocre Triad thriller
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Tragic Hero" is a film that is most definitely trying to emulate the classic Godfather films, focusing on family, crime, loyalty, and revenge. Also, this is part of a two part series as The Godfather also was (at the time). However, this film comes nowhere near the level of those classic films and actually fairs worse than other Triad thrillers being released in Hong Kong at the time.

One reason is the acting. With the exception of Chow Yun Fat, the acting is generally over the top and unbelievable. The audience tends to find the proceedings humorous simply because the actors' inability to maintain any degree of seriousness. As a result, we find the film not truly emotionally involving or intense since we don't particularly care what occurs with these characters.

Another reason is its lack of focus. The narrative tries to incorporate many different story elements into the film, but this results in portions of the movie becoming underdeveloped as well as lacking any real sense of coherency. The audience sometimes becomes lost at the proceedings we are viewing, not knowing what the character's motivations are.

The film's climax does contain a decent gun fight, but again since we don't care about the characters, we don't care who lives or who dies; The scene loses it's intensity and suspense because of this. The other action set pieces are rather mundane in nature, with a feeling of it being too controlled rather than free flowing.

In general, this is a strictly average film and isn't recommended to the general film viewer... Only hard core genre enthusiasts and fans of Chow Yun Fat should consider this film for viewing.


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