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Long de chuan ren (1991)

Stephen Chow leaves for the big city to try and save his home by winning the huge snooker tournament.

Directors:

Danny Lee, Lik-Chi Lee

Writers:

James Fung (story), Kam-Fai Law (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Chow Siu-Lung (as Sing Chi Chiao)
Teresa Mo ... Mo (as Shun Kwan Mo)
Ka-Yan Leung ... Yun (as Kar Yan Leung)
Wah Yuen ... Master Chow Fei-Hung
Corey Yuen ... Cop (as Fui Yuen)
Fui-On Shing ... Hood with Glasses (as Fui On Sing)
Ying Kwan Lok ... Fong's realtor
Amy Yip ... Boutique boss (as Chi Mei Yip)
Kwan-Shing Kwok Kwan-Shing Kwok ... Himself (as Kwan Shing Kwok)
Chi-Ho Kwok Chi-Ho Kwok ... Himself (as Chi Ho Kwok)
Siu-Choi Leung Siu-Choi Leung ... Himself (as Shiu Choi Leung)
Jimmy White ... Himself - World Billiards Champion
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stone Chan Stone Chan ... (as Sek Chan)
Siu Cheung Siu Cheung ... Tai-O resident
Chi Ling Chiu
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Stephen Chow leaves for the big city to try and save his home by winning the huge snooker tournament.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

7 March 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Dragon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Features real world six-time world snooker finalist Jimmy White as Stephen Chow's final opponent. See more »

Connections

Referenced in When Snooker Ruled the World (2002) See more »

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Early, but one of the better ones
18 January 2003 | by stuartmcdSee all my reviews

Legend of the Dragon is one of my favourite Stephen Chow films, probably because it is so quintessentially Chinese. It's old vs new, rich vs poor, corrupt vs virtuous, etc, etc. In portraying all these aspects, you get a vivid impression of Hong Kong at its earthy best.

Do I need to go into the plot? I guess so. Young naive and backward Stephen lives on a somewhat backward HK island that developers want to use to make an Airport. Chow's cousin is used to fool his father out of the land, and Chow must use his kung fu snooker skills to save the day.

The film lacks the genuinely hyper-absurd moments of God of Cookery or 60 million dollar man, but isn't as oddly deflating as My Hero, or over-slick like From Beijing with Love.

It's good.


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