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Taiwanese triad leader Chung Chan (Jeffrey Lau) demands that the Saint of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho (Stephen Chow), play cards for him at an upcoming gambling tournament - at the stake of his... See full summary »

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Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ...
Fanny / 'The Queen of Gambling' (as Yu-ling Cheng)
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Mei (as Yim-fong Mui)
Man Tat Ng ...
Blackie Tat (as Mang-tat Ng)
Jeffrey Lau ...
Chan Chung (as Chun-wai Lau)
Lowell Lo ...
Tai (as Koon-ting Lo)
Yuen-Yan Lo ...
Luk
Paul Chun ...
Shun Lau ...
Yim Chun
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Master Wu Lung Lo
Kenny Bee ...
Bee
Corey Yuen ...
Fishy Shing (as Kwai Yuen)
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ...
Ping (as Kwan-yue Ng)
Fui-On Shing ...
Brother Shaw
Suet-Ling Law ...
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Mei-Yee Sze ...
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Taiwanese triad leader Chung Chan (Jeffrey Lau) demands that the Saint of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho (Stephen Chow), play cards for him at an upcoming gambling tournament - at the stake of his Uncle Blackie Tat's (Man Tat Ng) life. However, because Sing is away traveling around the world, Tat hopes that Sing's sister Mei (Anita Mui) would enter the tournament, as she has magical powers like her brother. Unfortunately, she refuses to gamble and is looking to apprehend Sing herself for abusing his powers in gambling. As a result, this leaves Tat to seek out the dicey Queen Of Gamblers (Carol 'Do Do' Cheng) to play for him instead. Written by Oliver Chu

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Too much slapstick and nonsensical stuff.
9 May 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Stephen Chow's Saint of Gamblers has crossed over to a few of Chow Yun-Fat's God of Gamblers films; however, this film, The Top Bet, is the only true sequel to the Saint of Gamblers. It's a story about Taiwanese triad leader Chung Chan (Jeffrey Lau) who demands that the Saint of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho (Stephen Chow), play cards for him at an upcoming gambling tournament - at the stake of his Uncle Blackie Tat's (Man Tat Ng) life. However, Sing is away traveling around the world and Tat hopes Sing's sister Mei (Anita Mui) would enter the tournament in his place. But, she refuses, which leaves leaves Tat to ask the Queen Of Gamblers (Carol 'Do Do' Cheng) to play cards instead.

Lots of Hong Kong stars in this one, but much of the card playing action and plot lines are drowned out with the excessive nonsensical comedy and slapstick mess that sometimes make this film a little annoying. The plot goes too fast at times, which leaves little room for suspense built-up. The acting was OK for the most part, though.

Overall, it's not a great film. Had Stephen Chow had a larger role and done more screen time with Anita Mui, the movie could have been better. It won't hurt if you give this one a pass.

Grade C-


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