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Shang Hai yi jiu er ling (1991)

Billy Fong, a Chinese boy working the Shanghai docks, becomes friends with Dawson Cole, the spoiled son of an American shipping tycoon. As adults, the friends become business partners. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Billy Fong (as Zun Long)
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Mei
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Francis
Loletta Lee ...
Mabel
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Ming
Wong Chung Yiu ...
Young Billy
Billy Corben ...
Young Dawson
Jack Hare ...
Dawson's Father
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Pao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaren Armstrong
Zhiliang Chen
Michel Clavelin
Billy Cohen
Runsheng Fu
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Billy Fong, a Chinese boy working the Shanghai docks, becomes friends with Dawson Cole, the spoiled son of an American shipping tycoon. As adults, the friends become business partners. Dawson wants to run a legitimate trade, but Billy craves the power that comes with leadership among the cities gangster underground. Written by Richard Robinson <robinson@u.washington.edu>

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19 December 1991 (Hong Kong)  »

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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai  »

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1.85 : 1
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11 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great historical piece and if you like historical HK/Chinese movies you will probably like it, but if you are an Adrian Pasdar fan-girl or a slash/BL fan, you will DEFINITELY like it. I don't know if this movie was intended to be as homo-erotic as it is, but the friendship between the men in this movie is treated almost as a romance, whereas their relationships with the women in their lives seem either not to be very serious or to be a matter of status rather than an emotional tie.

Even if you can only find the Mandarin dubbed version, which is currently the most common one available, Pasdar does a great job with his part--he and John Lone are both invariably awesome. They're beautiful men, we get to see a lot of them, and their relationship, however you see it, is the most important thing in their lives.


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