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Shanghai Affairs (1998)
"Sun Tong San Tai Hing" (original title)

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A Shanghai doctor named Tangsan, is trying to help the town's poor people. Meanwhile, he has the murderous Axe Gang to deal with as well as his feelings for the gang leader's sister.

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Tong Shan
Athena Chu ...
Yue Shen (as Athena Chu Yun)
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Yue Lo-Chi
Woody Chan ...
Bond Lao
Yee Shek Yan ...
Lung
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Shing Cheung-Ban
Man Choh-Han
Cheng Hung ...
Yue Shen's friend
Wai Cheung Mak ...
Axe Gang member
Tam Man-Ying
Lee Qui
Kenji Tanigaki ...
Axe Gang member
Lam Yiu-San
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Tangsan is a doctor living in the poverty stricken area of Shanghai. All the poor people come to him for help because of his kindness. But soon, the Axe Gang enters the picture, and they're ploting to destroy the town so they can build their own casino. Tangsan naturally gets involved, and starts an ongoing rivalry with the gang. But the gang leader's sister meets Tangsan one day, and they begin to have feelings for one another which complicates matters even more. Written by Andrew Hernandez <cliffandgwen@aol.com>

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Great fighting
23 June 2001 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

This was actually quite a good film. It was directed by Donnie but the film is a lot more straight-forward than Legend of the Wolf and the characters are lot more likeable and the story is more easy to follow. The movie tells the story of a western-trained doctor that sets up a clinic in Shanghai. He gets into with the local axe gang who are kidnapping and killing children for medical research. Donnie also falls in love w/ the gang leader's sister also.

The fighting is really good with none of the stylistic touches that he used a lot in Legend of the Wolf. Everything is clear and every hit can be seen. Donnie uses his wing chun/wushu combination like in Iron Monkey 2. There is no speeding up in this movie. Yu Rong Guang does a good job as well. There's one fight where both Yu and Yen do nothing but chin na, or joint locks. I wish there was some more or longer fighting.

Overall, it's a good movie. Good plot. Compelling performances. Moodiness. Great, pure martial arts fighting. Athena Chu is pretty. Yup, what more can one ask for?


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