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All for the Winner (1990)
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A man discovers that his dumb, lovable nephew can see through objects and decides to unleash him into the world of gambling.

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Chow Sing Cho / 'The Saint of Gamblers' (as Sing-chi Chow)
Man Tat Ng ...
Blackie Tat (as Mang-tat Ng)
Sharla Cheung ...
Yee Mong / 'Beautiful Dream' (as Man Cheung)
Sandra Ng Kwan Yue ...
Ping (as Kwan-yue Ng)
Paul Chun ...
Yuen-yan Lo ...
Luk
Corey Yuen ...
Fishy Shing (as Kwai Yuen)
Jeffrey Lau ...
Chung Chan (as Chun-wai Lau)
Ming Wan Yeung ...
Billy (as Yeung-ming Wan)
Sheila Chan ...
Ying (as Suk-lan Chan)
Ka Sang Cheung ...
Rascal (as Ka-sung Cheng)
Miu Ting Kong ...
Rascal
Szu-ying Chien ...
Sword-wielding old woman (as Tsi-Ang Chin)
Mei-Yee Sze ...
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Ching Wai ...
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Sing, a dumb, lovable mainlander with supernatural powers comes to China to visit his uncle Tat. When it's revealed that Sing can see through objects, Tat employs him as "The Saint of Gamblers," and proceeds to set him loose in the gambling world. Written by FrankRizzo

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Instead of doing a proper sequel, Stephen Chow took his "Gambling Saint" character into Wong Jing's God of Gamblers franchise for two subsequent features. The only true sequel/spin-off to All for the Winner is the film The Top Bet, which cast Anita Mui as Sing's sister. Stephen Chow had a minor cameo in that film. See more »

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All For The Winner
9 January 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

All For The Winner (1990) was a Tawainese produced parody of the God of Gamblers. Stephen Chow stars 'The Saint of Gamblers", a mainland country bumpkin who comes to Hong Kong to visit his uncle Blackie Tat (Ng Man Tat). When Blackie learns about Stephen's special gift, he tries to turn him into a money making machine. Chow's favorite comic foil Sandra Ng co-stars as Blackie's roommate, co-director Corey Yuen also has a role as Sandra's husband. Paul Chiang plays the Gambling King and the other co-director Jeff Lau co-stars as his rival.

All For The Winner was a huge success and it cemented Stephen Chow's place as one of the biggest stars in Hong Kong. Wong Jing was so impressed with this parody, he produced an off shoot sequel starring Stephen Chow. This chance meeting made the two a huge amount of money and several funny productions as well. "Sharla" Cheung Man (co-star of God of Gamblers) plays Yee Mong (Beautiful Dream) a woman that Chow pines for but doesn't believe he's good enough for (he follows her through a few more sequels).

A sleeper hit throughout Asia. The film has several excellent action set pieces (courtesy of Corey Yuen) and the comic timing of Stephen Chow and Ng Man Tat is unbelievable.

Highly recommended!

Followed by God of Gamblers 2. All for the Winner 2 was produced by the Jeff Lau/ Corey Yuen team co-starring most of the principle actors from the first film with Anita Mui co-starring as Chow's sister.

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