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Born to Be King (2000)
"Sheng zhe wei wang" (original title)

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Jordan Chan ...
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Isako Kusaraki (as Sonny Chiba)
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Mei Ling
Peter Ho ...
Lui
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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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pretty good actually
5 March 2004 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

While I have not seen earlier films in the Young and Dangerous series, I did find the plot easy to follow and reasonably engrossing, despite some rather awful cinematography. Jordan Chan carries the movie with a remarkable performance. Sonny Chiba plays his customary gangster role to perfection. Other characters are two dimensional. Ekin Cheng looks sullen and pretty; how does he see with all that hair in front of his eyes? Shu Qi pouts and looks beautiful, and plays an airhead so well that one wonders whether she is acting. Indeed, her efforts at crying look suspiciously like laughing. All in all, "Born to be King" is a quite a decent B movie, if one ignores the smarmy bits about Asian brotherhood.


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