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Hong Kong Godfather (1985)

Jian dong xiao xiong (original title)
After receiving a life imprisonment sentence for a NY Chinatown massacre, Jia Shi Lan obtains a pardon through the Mafia's influence.

Director:

Lung Wei Wang (as Wong Lung Wei)

Writer:

Lung Wei Wang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ka-Yan Leung ... Yim Gou-wai
Norman Chu ... Fa Tsai-lung (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Shu-Yuan Hsu Shu-Yuan Hsu ... Connie (Guest star)
Lung Wei Wang ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Archer Wayne Archer
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle
Ding-Dong Chai Ding-Dong Chai
Errol Chan Errol Chan
Ming-Wai Chan
Yung Chan Yung Chan
Kuan Chang Kuan Chang
Hung Chen Hung Chen
Lung Chiang
Tien-Chu Chin
Yung Chung Yung Chung
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After receiving a life imprisonment sentence for a NY Chinatown massacre, Jia Shi Lan obtains a pardon through the Mafia's influence.

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

27 October 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Hong Kong Godfather See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gangland bloodbath!
13 December 2012 | by Viva_ChibaSee all my reviews

At the time of it's release, Hong Kong Godfather was heavily cut by the censors, but now, we can finally enjoy the movie as the director intended, in all it's bone breaking and blood splattering glory!

The plot is really nothing new or special (because we have seen similar plots in many gangster films, both in the East and West), but the real selling point of a Shaw Bros. movie are the fight scenes (at least for me) and the film is packed with super brutal, bloody gang fights. The director, Johnny Wang, is well known for putting hard-hitting violence in his films and Hong Kong Godfather is definitely no exception. The violence is very brutal, bloody and gory (as the runtime goes on, the movie always manages to get more violent and bloody), there are also a few bits that might offend the most sensitive viewers. The fights are well choreographed and filled with lots of cool stunts.

If you are looking for an entertaining triad flick (or a cool martial arts film with a good dose splatter), Hong Kong Godfather is highly recommended.


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