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Election (2005)
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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

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Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
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Mr. So (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Suet Lam ...
Big Head (as Lam Suet)
Tian-Lin Wang ...
Uncle Teng Wai (as Wong Tin Lam)
Bing-Man Tam ...
Uncle Cocky (as Tam Ping Man)
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Mrs. Big D (as Maggie Shiu)
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Chief Superintendent Hui
Yong You ...
China Police Captain (as Yao Yung)
Chung Wang ...
Whistle (as Wong Chung)
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Uncle Monk (as Chan Siu Pang)
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Tally (as Paul Ng)
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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$439,874 (Hong Kong) (28 October 2005)

Gross:

$2,023,907 (Hong Kong) (18 November 2005)
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Trivia

The porcelain spoon eating scene was based on Suet Lam's real life experience in triads. See more »

Quotes

Big D: [to Lok] Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
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Connections

Followed by Triad Election (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

FOREVER SMILE
Performed by Chow Hsuan
Music/Lyrics by Chen Ge Xin
Licensed courtesy of EMI Music Hong Kong/EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong
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Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
22 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first of two films by Johnny To, this film won many awards, but none so prestigious as a Cannes Golden Palm nomination.

The Triad elects their leader, but it is far from democratic with the behind the scenes machinations.

Tony Leung Ka Fai (Zhou Yu's Train, Ashes of Time Redux) is Big D, who plans to take the baton no matter what it takes, even if it means a war. Well, war is not going to happen as that is bad for business. Big D will change his tune or...

Good performances by Simon Yam, Louis Koo and Ka Tung Lam (Infernal Affairs I & III), along with Tony Leung Ka Fai.

Whether Masons, made men in the Mafia, or members of the Wo Sing Society, the ceremonies are the same; fascinating to watch.

To be continued...


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