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Triad Underworld (2004)
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When Triad leader Hung's wife gives birth to a baby boy, Hung considers leaving the world of the gangsters. Despite the fact that he is not sure of his decision, word gets out fast and now,... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Hung Yan-jau
Jacky Cheung ...
Left-Hand
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Wing
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Turbo
Chien-Lien Wu ...
Emily Hung
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Tall Man
Norman Chu ...
Big Lungs
Yuan Lin ...
Yoyo
Kiu Wai Miu ...
Figo
Kara Hui ...
Wing's Mother
Ka Tung Lam ...
Shing (as Gordon Lam)
Suet Lam ...
Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Chu ...
Figo's Wife
Ping Ha ...
Left-Hand's Mum
Tony Ho ...
Brother Lin
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When Triad leader Hung's wife gives birth to a baby boy, Hung considers leaving the world of the gangsters. Despite the fact that he is not sure of his decision, word gets out fast and now, a brutal war begins in the world of "jiang-hu". Two hoodlums, Wing and Turbo, set to make a name for themselves, are ordered to kill Hung. Meanwhile, an internal conflict begins between Hung and his #1 man, Left-Hand. Despite this conflict, the two have nothing but respect for each other. However, they know deep down, that there are people waiting to get rid of Hung. Written by Ninja01

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HKD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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1 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this movie is to Chinese cinema what the likes of Scarface and Taxi Driver and The Godfather are to American cinema. They're genre pieces, and many people who don't like that genre won't like the movie. And many who do like the genre will find some problem with it, too. But they are important classics that will leave footprints on whatever comes after. Therefore everyone needs to watch them and decide for themselves. I am in no way making a direct comparison between Jiang Hu and the American movies I listed. I know of nothing from Hollywood that directly compares. However I feel its following and its importance have yet to be discovered, and therefore have not been realized. It is shot beautifully, scripted masterfully and cast perfectly. And, if you have the chance, buy the special edition. The packaging and presentation are so absolutely top-shelf that I truly have not seen anything nearly this grand from any American distributor for ANY American movie. My friends will have to come to my house if they want to watch it. I refuse to loan it out.


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