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Once a Gangster (2010)

Fei saa fung chung chun (original title)
(Cantonese with English Subtitles) In this hilarious triad movie parody, celebrity cook "Roast Pork" finds his idyllic life turn topsy-turvy when his old mentor comes out of nowhere and commands him to be the successor of his gang.

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Sparrow
Jordan Chan ...
Roast Pork
Alex Fong ...
Kerosene
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan ...
Scissor
Michelle Ye ...
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On-On Yu ...
Lady Pearl
Wilfred Lau ...
Yan
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Sze-kwan Cheng
Mo-Chan Chik
Fung Kwok
Wing-Kit Leung ...
Di Caprio
Pong Nan ...
Greasy
Kwok Cheung Tsang
Chi-Wang Wong
Ben Yuen
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(Cantonese with English Subtitles) In this hilarious triad movie parody, celebrity cook "Roast Pork" finds his idyllic life turn topsy-turvy when his old mentor comes out of nowhere and commands him to be the successor of his gang.

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Hong Kong version of Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels...
20 May 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

...But not as good.

This film is a rather odd combination of humor, violence and tightly intertwined plot lines. It borrows heavily from Snatch and Lock Stock, which is not necessarily a bad thing. At times overacted, it tends to substitute flashy editing for meaty story and characterization. There is a fair bit of over-acting and it tends to get quite boring at several stages.

Overall, it's not a bad movie, but far from great. If you don't mind a pedestrian movie that's more amusing than earth-shattering, this would suit you fine. If you want a proper movie, catch this on DVD and spend your money on a different ticket.


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