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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 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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Release Date:

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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HK Neo Reviews: Throw Down
22 November 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's been 7 years since I last watched this film and like red wine, it gets better with age. Back then, I didn't appreciate the full perspective displayed by the ever-green Johnnie To. Throw Down is a film that uses the "show not tell" principle to perfection. It does not use words or flashbacks to tell the audience what happened, but rather uses raw emotions, close facial expressions, brutal desire to pursue a dream, a warm brotherly embrace and the simple innate human nature of will power to continue on in life. It is a powerful film that makes the audience works hard and ultimate the result is a film that involves and emotes the senses of the audience. Years ago, I only see the film as just displaying one point – getting thrown down and standing up again. Now the film shows much more and I am sure years down the track, I will find something else in this small little piece of gem…

Neo rates it 8/10.


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