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Born to Be King (2000)

Sheng zhe wei wang (original title)
Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group ... See full summary »

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Jordan Chan ...
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Isako Kusaraki (as Sonny Chiba)
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Mei Ling
Peter Ho ...
Lui
Gigi Lai ...
Rong Yu
Michael Tse ...
Michael
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ...
Sister 13
Jerry Lamb ...
Pou-pan
Kar Lok Chin ...
Big Head
Jason Chu ...
Jason
Roy Cheung ...
Akira Kusaraki
Anya ...
Nanako
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Feng Chang
Kuang-Chien Chen
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Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group gets murdered. Actually, all the San Luen Gang members suspect Chicken attacked their leader Liu, in order to make a chance for him to rule the Gang and thus have adopted an extremely hostile attitude towards him... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Well shot, interesting for the genre
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Keep in mind that the title here is "Young and Dangerous Part 6." It would be an insult to the audience if each of these flicks had to recap the previous plot points for those who can't make it down to the local video store. Personally if I see Kickboxer III on the shelf I look again till I can find Kickboxer. It's the best of the series since part I, and chicken again steals the show from Ekin Cheng as his character allows humility and depth. Real treat to see Sonny Chiba of the over-the-top streetfighter series hold it down. It was nice to see Gigi Lai overshadow Shu Qi even as a dobbleganger. This genre of hong-kong action flicks often asks the western audience to suspend their standards of Hollywood style visuals and comprehendable plots. But "Born to be King" is visually appealing throughout and is logistically comprehensive. We need not know the backstory of each of our leads to grasp their current position on the triad totem pole and their moral dilemmas in a grasp for more power and responsibility.


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