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God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage (1996)
"Do san 3: Chi siu nin do san" (original title)

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Following Ko Chun's earlier years as he battles for the position he was destined for: The God of Gamblers.

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Anita Yuen ...
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Lone Ng
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Kent Hing (as Leung Wing Kei)
Francis Ng ...
Ko Ngo
King-fai Chung ...
Kent (as Chung King Fai)
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
So (as Cheung Tat Ming)
Elvis Tsui ...
Tai-Chin (as Xu Jin Jiang)
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Man-Ho Chan
Moses Chan ...
Soto
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Wolf
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Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (archive footage) (as Chow Yun Fat)
Wai-Kai Law
Do-Yu Lee ...
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The Prequel to the God of Gambler's movie. It chronicles how a young Ko Chun played by Leon Lai, acquires his legendary gambling skills and claims the title God of Gamblers. Ko Chun is a young orphan under the tutelage of Kent, a talented gambler, when he goes to compete for the God of Gambler's title. Unfortunately, Ko Chun is nearly murdered by Kent before he goes to win the final round and lapses into a coma. Seven, a girl who likes him, nurses him back to health but is killed the night before Ko Chun competes for the international God of Gambler's title and he seeks revenge for her death.... Written by Aya

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14 December 1996 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Legend of God of Gamblers  »

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Trivia

The playing cards used in this movie are Bicycle Playing Cards manufactured by the USPC. This is the first time in a Hong Kong movie that Bicycle Playing Cards received a lot of screen time. Usually, Bee Playing Cards are used and Bicycle is only used for a few minor sequences. See more »

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Obviously a stunt double is used for Anita Yuen's character falling over the balcony. See more »

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Title Card: In 1986, when Ko Chun hadn't obtained the crown of the God of Gamblers yet, he had to face the most life-risking and hazardous challenge of his life.
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Follows God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991) See more »

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Don't relate this to the original God of Gamblers
19 June 2002 | by (Kudus, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

God of Gamblers series (Stephen Chow not included) are always fascinating, but this prequel? I must admit the idea, tricks, strategy used by the characters here constitute good plot but the characters couldn't portray the original ones. Jordan Chan is certainly no Siang Hua Chiang. The character Lung Wu should not be in this film because he never met Koo Chun until he was recommended by the Japanese boss in GOG 1. Leon Lai doesn't have Chow Yun Fat's charm and the idea of why Koo Chun applies wet-and-set hairstyle is ridiculous. Anita Yuen doesn't have any similar face pattern to Cheung Min. However, as long as you don't know GOG, this is quite entertaining.


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