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The Return of the God of Gamblers (1994)

Dou san 2 (original title)
Ko Chun vows to keep his identity hidden while looking for the gangsters who murdered his pregnant wife, in Wong Jing's sequel to his action/comedy classic.

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Jing Wong

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Jing Wong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (as Chow Yun Fat)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Siu Fong-Fong / 'Little Trumpet'
Chien-Lien Wu ... Siu Yiu-Yiu
Charles Heung ... Lung Wu / 'Dragon'
Chingmy Yau ... Hoi Tong
Hsing-Kuo Wu ... Chao Siu Chi / 'The Devil of Gamblers'
Man Cheung ... Yau
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Hoi On (as Blackie Ko)
Chi Fai Chan ... Lieutenant Bo
Kar-Ying Law ... Condor / Simon Tart
Kam-Kong Wong ... Cheung Po-Sing
Elvis Tsui ... Police Capt. Kok Ching-Chung
Miu Tse Miu Tse ... Hoi Yuen (as Mo Tse)
Hon-Lam Pau ... Chan Kam-Shing
Siu-Kei Lee ... Trumpet's Uncle
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Ko Chun, the God of Gamblers, returns living a wealthy life, but a rival appears, killing the God of Gamblers pregnant wife and soon to be son. Before dying, his wife tells him not to gamble for one year and not to reveal his identity as the God of Gamblers. A year almost passes, and the gambler lives a forgiving life, until the man who kills his wife appears, taking revenge into his own hands..... Written by Victor Nguyen <nguyens@flash.net>

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Hong Kong

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Cantonese | English | French | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 December 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

God of Gamblers 2 See more »

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$6,796,978
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Builds upon the flaws that plagued the original. Twice as ridiculous, but only half as entertaining.
7 February 2013 | by tntokmenkoSee all my reviews

God of Gamblers Returns is a drunken repeat of first movie, and stumbles down to the ground in comparison. The story is just as simple where Chow needs to take revenge for his loved ones the only way he knows how through shooting, smiling, and gambling. The biggest flaw of the original God of Gamblers was the breakaway subplot of Chow Yun Fat losing his memory and thinking he was toddler for an hour. In this movie, Chow Yun Fat actually has to take care of a toddler, and this time the cheesy subplot lasts much longer than an hour which gets progressively more slapstick oriented. Like in the first movie, the introduction is both fast-paced and interesting then after 15 minutes immediately dives off into the subplot which has no relief until the villain makes a confrontation in the third act. In a similar structure CYF gains a few comic relief oddball-pals, except this round he gains two more which brings the count to four comic relief characters which surround him constantly. Despite the movie trying to present a facade of a fun group, they're plain annoying and obnoxious, overall detracting screen time and charisma away from Chow and the serious characters. The return of the God of Gamblers is disappointing as his return is weakened by flat side characters who treat him as a stooge. Wong Jing didn't learn from his previous mistakes, as still the only truly interesting portions of the sequel are where there's gambling and gunfights. Thus the beginning and end are great but the middle act will frustrate even the most patient HK fans. It has its moments but the stuff in between will wear you down. -5/10


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