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Yau doh lung fu bong (2004)

A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

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Sze-To Bo
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Mona (as Cherrie In)
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Lee Kong (as Tony Leung)
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Brother Savage (as Cheung Siu Fai)
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Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Master Cheng (as Lo Hoi Pang)
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Jing (as Calvin Choy)
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Mona's Dad (as Kao Kuo Hsin)
Albert Au ...
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Fan Yeung ...
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Chung Wing ...
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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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8 July 2004 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Rou dao long hu bang  »

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$376,956 (Hong Kong) (9 July 2004)
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A lot of memorable scenes will make you glad you saw this
8 September 2004 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Director/writer Johnnie To throws down lots of HK movie clichés: The Heist, The Young Challenger, The Fighting, The Master, The Rival, The Gangsters, The Gambling. But all of it's entertaining nonsense used to set up his usual innovative scenes and a little drama.

Give Director To credit for parodying these clichés to a fault.

This movie is challenging. This is not easy to digest chop sockey flash bang action.

So what is this movie about? A lot: Rediscovering relations from happier times, rediscovering oneself, and a director having fun and dropping references to Kurosawa's "Sugata Sanshiro" (1943).


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