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All About Ah-Long (1989)
"Ah Long dik goo si" (original title)

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A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.

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Ah-Long Yeung (as Chow Yun Fatt)
Sylvia Chang ...
Sylvia Poon / 'Por-Por'
Kwan Yuen Wong ...
Porky Yeung (as Huang Kun Husen)
Man Tat Ng ...
Dragon Ng (as Ng Man Tat)
Tian-Lin Wang ...
TV Producer
Ka-Lun Yu ...
Patrick Yu
Sin Hung Tam ...
Sylvia's Mother
Joe Chu ...
Motorcyle Racer
Gai-keung Si ...
Fat Man at Tug-of-War
Oi Sam Tsui ...
Fat Woman at Tug-of-War
Kim-Hung Lee ...
Motorcycle Racer
Kwok Keung Chan
Michael P. Da Silva
Chi-Kwong Kwan
Denny Ng
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A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.

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One of Chow Yun-Fat's best performances.
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Chow Yun-Fat gives a heart-rending performance as Ah Long, a single dad struggling to bring up his son amidst crushing working-class poverty in 1980's Hong Kong. The strong bond between father and son is tested when a chance encounter with someone from Ah Long's past changes the course of their lives.

Gritty in its realism, this film pulls no punches in examining the life of an admitted wastrel who wants more than the life of an uneducated laborer for his son but sees no more hope for himself. No matter how heinous his behavior in the past, when his son's happiness is challenged Ah Long shines forth as a man of honor, compassion and love.

Chow Yun-Fat's performance is daring and showcases his brilliant talents. He also has a writer's credit in this film. For those who are dismissive of action films (the genre for which he is best known), this film should make believers of all those who savor finely crafted, razor-sharp characterizations.

5 out of 5 stars. Don't forget to bring along a full box of tissues - this film will leave all but the most jaded in tears.


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