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Throw Down (2004)
"Yau doh lung fu bong" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 July 2004 (Hong Kong)
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A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sze-To Bo
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Tony
Cherrie Ying ...
Mona (as Cherrie In)
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Lee Kong (as Tony Leung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ...
Brother Savage (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Jordan Chan ...
Mona's Agent
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Master Cheng (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Calvin Choi ...
Jing (as Calvin Choy)
Jack Kao ...
Mona's Dad (as Kao Kuo Hsin)
Albert Au ...
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Fan Yeung ...
Judo Actor (as Yeung Fan)
Chung Wing ...
Judo Actor (as Wing Chung)
Park-Yin Kwok ...
Judo Actor (as Kwok Park Yin)
Ka-Ho Chiu ...
Judo Actor (as Chui Ka Ho)
Wai Kit Cheung ...
Judo Actor (as Cheung Wai Kit)
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A former judo champion quits the tournament cirucit and runs a nightclub. However, when a new challenger appears as well as an old rival and a judo master in need of reviving his school, the young man must go back in training and prepare for the ultimate challenge. Written by Ninja01

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judo | hong kong | gamble | bar | 2000s

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8 July 2004 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Rou dao long hu bang  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$376,956 (Hong Kong) (9 July 2004)

Gross:

$838,022 (Hong Kong) (16 July 2004)
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Johnnie To is back in action
13 September 2004 | by (Stockholm) – See all my reviews

Award-winning director Johnnie To is back in action with his recent release Throw Down, which stars heart-throbs Aaron Kwok and Louis Koo in judo-flopping scenes.

Ex-judo champion Sze-to (Louis Koo) mysteriously retires from the sport and becomes a pub manager until "Leather Jacket" Tony (Aaron Kwok), a spirited judo fighter, revitalizes his fighting desires and challenges him to a match. But there's more to win than just the champion title; Mona, a Taiwanese girl (Cherrie Ying) working at Sze-to's pub, charms both fighters with her singing and dancing skills.

Pub manager/band leader Sae-To was once the greatest Judo fighter around until he unexpectedly gave up the sport for no apparent reason. Nowadays Sze-To lives the life of an alcoholic gambler with no hope for the futre, until cocky Judo enthusiast Tony shows up at the door and challenges Sze-To into a due; Old foe Kong demands finishing the match that never took place years ago; Sze-To's mentor Master Cheng ask him to man age his rundown Dojo...


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