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Young and Dangerous (1996)
"Gu huo zi: Ren zai jiang hu" (original title)

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Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Chan Ho Nam (as Mr. Cheng Yee Kin)
Jordan Chan ...
Chicken Chiu (as Mr. Jordan Chan)
Gigi Lai ...
Smartie / Stammer (as Ms. Gigi Lai)
Francis Ng ...
Ugly Kwan (as Mr. Ng Chun Yung)
Chi Hung Ng ...
Uncle Bee (as Mr. Ng Chi Hung)
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Chiang Tin-Sung (Guest star) (as Mr. Yam Tat Wah)
Michael Tse ...
Dai Tin-Yee (as Mr. Michael Tse)
Jason Chu ...
Chou-Pan (as Mr. Jason Chu)
Jerry Lamb ...
Pou-Pan (as Mr. Jerry Lamb)
Suki Chan ...
Ho Yan (as Miss Suki Chan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Cheng ...
Ba-Bai
Yuk Wah Cheung
King-Man Chik ...
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Siu-Lung Ching ...
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Raven Choi
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Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen gang; there, he falls for the aging Lui's mistress, Ting Yiu. When Chicken returns to Hong Kong, he finds Nam in a struggle with long time rival, Fai Fat. Then, Lui shows up, demanding that Hung Hing sell him a half interest in their new Macau casino. When Chiang, the Hung Hing boss, wants to think about it, Lui threatens war, Chicken must choose sides, and Ting Yui sets up a meeting. Chicken's affections, Fai and Nam's rivalry, Lui's greed, and Ting's intentions are on a collision course. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Father Lam: God arranged the lift to be out of order, he must have something to hint you.
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Young and Dangerous 1...2...3...= Unforgettable Trilogy
6 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Y&D is the best HK Triads Movies ever, even to this day IMO. Y&D 1,2 and 3 are wicked must-see movies that any fan on HK cinema should watch. If you can watch them one after the other, the better.

Unforgettable characters and surprisingly good soundtrack. Standout actors/characters include Ekin Cheng (Lam), Jordan Chan (chicken), Gigi Lai (the gf, especially in Y&D 3) and Francis Ng (the villain from Y&D 1).

Contrary to some ppl's opinion on the lack of plot, I thought that it was quite good, definitely interesting and not boring. The twists were unexpected and the pacing was really good.

I had no problems following the story. My one complaint would be to the translators because it could have been so much better! The subtitles only convey a little more than half the depth and expressions~

Even so, these are still movies that are very entertaining and it's quite an accurate portrayal of HK gangsters. Don't ask me how I know this ;) lol


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