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God of Gamblers' Return (1994)
"Dou san 2" (original title)

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Ko Chun vows to keep his identity hidden while looking for the gangsters who murdered his pregnant wife, in Wong Jing's sequel to his action/comedy classic.

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Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Chien-lien Wu ...
Siu Yiu-Yiu
Charles Heung ...
Chingmy Yau ...
Hsing-kuo Wu ...
Chao Siu Chi / 'The Devil of Gamblers'
Sharla Cheung ...
Yau (as Man Cheung)
Blackie Ko Shou Liang ...
Hoi On (as Blackie Ko)
Chi Fai Chan ...
Lieutenant Bo
Kar-Ying Law ...
Kam-Kong Wong ...
Cheung Po-Sing
Elvis Tsui ...
Mo Tse ...
Hoi Yuen
Hon-Lam Pau ...
Chan Kam-Shing
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Trumpet's Uncle
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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 Victor Nguyen <nguyens@flash.net>

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17 December 1994 (Taiwan)  »

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Dou san 2  »

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The languages spoken by the Taiwanese group is Taiwanese and Mandarin. The language spoken by the others is Cantonese. Although Chow Yun-fat and Chingmy Yau's characters both speak Taiwanese and Mandarin (and in real-life), they refuse to speak to Wu Hsing-kuo's character using those languages (usually the most appropriate thing to do) since both sides were enemies. Therefore, they only spoke to him in Cantonese. See more »

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Follows God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991) See more »

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Not as great as the first movie...
12 September 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I will have to say that this sequel is a step down from the original first movie. Why? Well simply because they put too much stupid comedy in it, which really worked as an anchor and dragged the movie down.

Sure it was good to see Chow Yun-Fat reprising the Ko Chun character, and he did act well enough. Unfortunately he wasn't joined by Andy Lau, which would have been a great addition to the movie having him reprising his character as well. Instead Chow Yun-Fat is joined by Tony Leung Ka Fai and Chingmy Yau on the screen.

Storywise, then "The Return of the God of Gamblers" wasn't as enjoyable as the first movie. There were some really great moments in the movie, sure, but in overall it was just not as good as the first movie. And I repeat myself again here, but the implemented attempts at bringing comedy into this movie was so poor that it made the movie suffer instead of improving it.

Don't get me wrong, "The Return of the God of Gamblers" isn't a bad movie, but personally I didn't think too much of it, especially not compared to the first "God of Gamblers" movie. They have strayed a bit too far into the comedy genre for my personal liking.


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