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Born to Be King (2000)
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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 ... 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 ...
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Rong Yu
Michael Tse ...
Michael
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ...
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Jerry Lamb ...
Pou-pan
Kar Lok Chin ...
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Akira Kusaraki
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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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Triad gangster politics... yawn...
26 January 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Having never seen another "Young and Dangerous" movie, watching part 6 in isolation is rather like viewing a single episode of a long-running soap-opera, in which you have no idea who the characters are or what their backgrounds might be.

The film is surprisingly talky, with lots of double-dealing and back-stabbing, and the odd action set-piece to spice things up. The sub-plot concerns Chicken's attempts at communicating with his new Japanese wife (the highlights of the film, very funny). The moral of the tale seems to be "why can't we (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing, Japan) just get along?".

Overall, its all rather baffling to an outsider, and I would definitely recommend watching the previous films in the series first.


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