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Young and Dangerous (1996)

Goo waak zai: Yan joi gong woo (original title)
Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (as Mr. Andrew Lau)

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Cowman (comic strip) (as Mr. Cow Man), Dickey Yau (comic strip) (as Mr. Dickey Yau) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Chan Ho Nam (as Mr. Cheng Yee Kin)
Jordan Chan ... Chicken Chiu (as Mr. Jordan Chan)
Gigi Lai ... Smartie / Stammer (as Ms. Gigi Lai)
Francis Ng ... Ugly Kwan (as Mr. Ng Chun Yung)
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ... Uncle Bee (as Mr. Ng Chi Hung)
Simon Yam ... Chiang Tin-Sung (Guest star) (as Mr. Yam Tat Wah)
Michael Tse ... Dai Tin-Yee (as Mr. Michael Tse)
Jason Chu ... Chou-Pan (as Mr. Jason Chu)
Jerry Lamb ... Pou-Pan (as Mr. Jerry Lamb)
Suki Chan Suki Chan ... Ho Yan (as Miss Suki Chan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Cheng ... Ba-Bai
Yuk Wah Cheung Yuk Wah Cheung
King-Man Chik King-Man Chik ... (Guest star)
Siu-Lung Ching ... Hung Hing Triad Senior
Raven Choi Raven Choi
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Storyline

Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen gang; there, he falls for the aging Lui's mistress, Ting Yiu. When Chicken returns to Hong Kong, he finds Nam in a struggle with long time rival, Fai Fat. Then, Lui shows up, demanding that Hung Hing sell him a half interest in their new Macau casino. When Chiang, the Hung Hing boss, wants to think about it, Lui threatens war, Chicken must choose sides, and Ting Yui sets up a meeting. Chicken's affections, Fai and Nam's rivalry, Lui's greed, and Ting's intentions are on a collision course. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Hakka

Release Date:

25 January 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Young and Dangerous See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Smartie: [Stammering] 30 30 30 thousand, have you brought it to pay for the car.
Pou-Pan: [Mocking her stammer] So, 30 30 30 thousand, that's 90 thousand.
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Followed by Young and Dangerous 2 (1996) See more »

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Excellent, if your into that stuff.
9 August 1999 | by Marl-2See all my reviews

First of all a previous user who commented on this movie has a very bad taste in movies. I think this film is an excellent portrayal of Chinese Gangster life. It shows in depth the struggles of Asian mobsters in Hong Kong and how things are dealt with Asian style. The so called fuzzy scenes are typical of Chinese movies. So, in my opinon if your interested in the on goings of Asian Gang Warfare in Hong Kong this is an excellent film. If you're looking for a movie with an actual plot and meaning to it, go watch the Red Violin or something.


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