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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 ...
Judo Actor
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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Also Known As:

Rou dao long hu bang  »

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

Gross:

$838,022 (Hong Kong) (16 July 2004)
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The shallow get exactly what they deserve...
25 October 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Anyone who watches a Johnnie To movie only for the fight scenes is rather missing the point by a few country miles. This is a director with an impeccable dramatic sense, for whom the violence is purely a by-product of the fallibility of his characters. How on Earth can anyone watch a movie in a language they do not understand, without subtitles, and expect to come away with any feeling but disappointment? It would be like watching The Godfather in Croatian. The point with Throwdown, as with most of Johnnie To's movies, is the CHARACTERS! This may not be his all time greatest film (I would still go for All About Ah - Long), but it is still a great piece of drama. I would recommend anyone to check this out, the subtitled version, not the mainland Chinese pirate version, which is all they sell in Pacific mall, and enjoy a very entertaining piece of film making from one of Hong Kong's masters.


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