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Election (2005)
"Hak se wui" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)
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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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Ka Tung Lam ...
Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ...
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)
Maggie Siu ...
Mrs. Big D (as Maggie Shiu)
David Chiang ...
Chief Superintendent Hui
Yong You ...
China Police Captain (as Yao Yung)
Chung Wang ...
Whistle (as Wong Chung)
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Biu Law Che ...
Tally (as Paul Ng)
Shao-Peng Chen ...
Uncle Monk (as Chan Siu Pang)
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Quentin Tarantino loved this film so much; his quote "The Best Film of the Year" is on this film's United States DVD cover. See more »

Quotes

Big D: [to Lok] Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
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Performed by Chow Hsuan
Music/Lyrics by Chen Ge Xin
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Good Director's and Actors. Wrong Script.
10 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has some great directing with its suspense theme and its few dramatic moments and also some great first class acting. Johnny To is a great and wonderful director. The cast was pretty neat too. But I found that there were major problems with the script. First of all the story doesn't seem to develop that much and isn't that interesting at all. The beginning was good and simple with them talking about the election and stuff. Then while it progressed all I saw was some people talking about how the election was going and stuff. There was no drama at all except for some scenes where they kidnapped a few members of the enemy elective party for ransom and also don't forget the shock that happened in the end which I won't reveal for spoiler reasons. The only that kept me moving in the film was some of the interesting facts they gave us about Triad street life in the movie. It's a movie I would watch once and never watch it again because it deserves some awards and recognitions for great acting and directing but should be laughed at for terrible story line.


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