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God of Gamblers (1989)
"Dou san" (original title)

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A master gambler loses his memory, and is befriended by a street hustler who discovers his supernatural gambling abilities.

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Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Joey Wang ...
Charles Heung ...
Fong Lung ...
Ko Yee (as Lung Fong)
Sharla Cheung ...
Janet (as Man Cheung)
Hon-Lam Pau ...
Chan Kam-Shing
Tse Lin Yang ...
Nam (as Chak Lam Yeung)
Fui-On Shing ...
Kau
Man Tat Ng ...
Brother Shing
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Doctor Wong
Ching-Ho Law ...
Lap Ban Chan ...
Knife's grandmother
Michiko Nishiwaki ...
Ko Chun's female Yakuza opponent
Yu Shangguan ...
Jane's Mother
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Do San (the God of gamblers) is a legendary gambler helped by his supernatural abilities. He undertakes to help a friend pay a debt by beating his friend's advisory at the card table. Despite being assigned a bodyguard Do San has a freak accident which leaves him with partial memory loss and at a mental stage of a child. The small time hustler Knife, his side-kick and his girl friend, being responsible for the accident takes care of the retarded Do San. After some time they discover that he has not lost all of his powers and takes him on a round at the local gambling halls. After being chased by both Knife's loan-shark and enemies closer to the home of Do San, a final showdown at the card tables may take place. Written by Staale A. Olsen <sao@idt.unit.no>

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Trivia

The card marking technique used in the finale is an advanced form of illuminous marking, using certain chemicals not visible to the naked eye. To see the markings, you need a certain pair of glasses or contact lens. However, as you can see in the final showdown, marking cards doesn't always work. See more »

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When Yee and Ko Chun are in the hospital, Ko Chun has a large, circular blood stain on his head bandage. But when Knife breaks in, the blood stain is smaller and changes shape. See more »

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Makes me want to become god of gamblers
14 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie once again demonstrates Hong Kong cinema at its best. At the helm of the movie, Chow Yun Fat demonstrates magnificent acting skills as he is able to act in all types of characters, from being a man trapped in a child-like state, to ultimately being the "God of Gamblers". Andy Lau also gives a very note-worthy performance, as Chow Yun Fats sidekick (even though this is a much younger Andy Lau). The movie itself was pretty good, although I would have preferred if the movie was entirely serious instead of putting comic relief in the middle. Regardless buy this movie, it is a must for people who enjoy Hong Kong cinema!!


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