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Legend of the Dragon (1991)

Long de chuan ren (original title)
Stephen Chow leaves for the big city to try and save his home by winning the huge snooker tournament.

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Chow Siu-Lung
Teresa Mo ...
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Sek Chan
Siu Cheung ...
Tai-O resident
Chi-hung Chow
Chi Man Ho
James Ha Jim-Si ...
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Eric Kei
Eric Kong
Chi-Ho Kwok ...
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Kwan-Shing Kwok ...
Himself
Kwan-sing Kwok
Ho Kai Law
Hoi Sang Lee ...
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Stephen Chow leaves for the big city to try and save his home by winning the huge snooker tournament.

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Features real world six-time world snooker finalist Jimmy White as Stephen Chow's final opponent. See more »

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Referenced in When Snooker Ruled the World (2002) See more »

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Early, but one of the better ones
18 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Legend of the Dragon is one of my favourite Stephen Chow films, probably because it is so quintessentially Chinese. It's old vs new, rich vs poor, corrupt vs virtuous, etc, etc. In portraying all these aspects, you get a vivid impression of Hong Kong at its earthy best.

Do I need to go into the plot? I guess so. Young naive and backward Stephen lives on a somewhat backward HK island that developers want to use to make an Airport. Chow's cousin is used to fool his father out of the land, and Chow must use his kung fu snooker skills to save the day.

The film lacks the genuinely hyper-absurd moments of God of Cookery or 60 million dollar man, but isn't as oddly deflating as My Hero, or over-slick like From Beijing with Love.

It's good.


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