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The Duel (2000)

Kuet chin chi gam ji din (original title)
After a long absence, a master swordsman of royal blood, Yeh Cool-son, returns to the emperor's palace to challenge Snow, a reclusive master, to a dual on new year's eve. In the days before... See full summary »

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Cool-Son Yeh
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Simon the Snow Blower 'Saint of Sword'
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Princess Pheonix
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Ye Ziqing
Patrick Tam ...
The Emperor
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Norman Chu
Jerry Lamb
David Wai-Sheung Lee
Chi Hung Ng
Tien-Hsin ...
Jade
Elvis Tsui ...
Gold Moustache
Ronald Wong
Yat-Fei Wong ...
Minister
Xiaonan Zhan ...
Lin's disciple
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After a long absence, a master swordsman of royal blood, Yeh Cool-son, returns to the emperor's palace to challenge Snow, a reclusive master, to a dual on new year's eve. In the days before the dual, strange things happen in the palace, seen mostly through the eyes of Dragon 9, a leader of the guard who alternates between serious pursuit of duty and joking. His girlfriend, Jade, is a prostitute; Princess Phoenix, the emperor's sister, has been his friend since childhood. There are murders in the palace, and evidence points to Snow, whom Dragon 9 believes is above suspicion. As the princess is attracted to Yeh and as the duel approaches, will Dragon 9 figure out what is going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Early in the movie, Dragon 9 orders red wine, however when it arrives, he pours a colorless liquid from the jug. (It wasn't rice wine, Nick Cheung needed to be sober for subsequent scenes.) See more »

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The Emperor: Like a sacred flower, you and I are of noble birth, we have no right to choose the ones we love, yet the common people envy us, but I envy them even more as they are free to love anyone.
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Too much, too little time
24 December 2002 | by (It's the cheese) – See all my reviews

This movie tried to do too much in too little time. It was suppose to be a martial arts, love, friendship and hate film. It tried to be intense, then funny. Like many of the present day HK films, they have to make everything comical. I actually thought this would be a serious film, but it was comedy/drama, and i don't think that's a good combo at all. All in all, this movied tried to do too much in too little time and ended up nothing at all!!


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