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

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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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Cast

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Jimmy Lee
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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu-Pang Chan ...
Uncle Monk (as Chan Siu Pang)
Biu Law Che ...
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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

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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

SONG FOR HEAVEN
Performed by Silver
Lyrics by Lix Xi
Music by Tayu Lo
Arrangement: Barry Chung
Produced by Tayu Lo
Recording & Mixing Studio: Tang Lou
O.P.. EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia Limited, Taiwan Branch)/Music Factory Publishing Ltd.
S.P.: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong/Warner-Chappell Music Taiwan Ltd.
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A good watch
15 January 2006 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Personally, I find the movie to be quite a good watch. It outlines the actual situation of triads in Hong Kong and gives the viewer a glimpse of how triads are organized.

Not only that, it also shows the viewer how the Hong Kong police control the triad situation and why the police don't just go all out and wipe out triads.

Overall, the movie is rather violent due to the gangland methods of killings & torture. Nevertheless, the movie stays true to the real world, thus the violence on screen is just a reflection of what really happens.

I'd recommend this movie to any Triad/Mafia movie fan. Another good watch would be Dragon Squad. That movie has more guns than this, as in this movie there's more knives than guns (in fact I don't remember seeing a single gun).


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