Ko Chun, the God of Gamblers, returns living a wealthy life, but a rival appears, killing the God of Gamblers pregnant wife and soon to be son. Before dying, his wife tells him not to gamble for one year and not to reveal his identity as the God of Gamblers. A year almost passes, and the gambler lives a forgiving life, until the man who kills his wife appears, taking revenge into his own hands..... Written by
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The Taiwanese battleship shown when the refuge ship was spotted is an actual battleship owned by the Taiwanese Navy. It's duty is to patrol the waters and spot refuge ships like the one shown trying to enter Taiwan illegally. See more »
Chow Yun Fat has 2 modes in his movies: super-cool & super-goofy. These 2 modes are often signalled by his hairstyle: the slicked-back hair (e.g., "The Killer") and the scruffy hair (e.g., "City on Fire.")
This movie is fun because it incorporates both modes, and the movie itself also veers from tragic to super-silly - and it works. There are things in this movie that are so wacky that you have to see it to believe it.
The gambling scenes in this movie, especially the earlier ones, are staged more like sporting events, and are the most entertaining gambling you'll ever see in a movie. Again, if you're hung up on realism, you'll find it preposterous.
But if you're prepared to loosen up and enjoy a fun movie, you won't be disappointed.
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