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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 »

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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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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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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:

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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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Actually quite entertaining...
30 July 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Young and Dangerous" is a fairly straight forward Hong Kong triad action movie, and it was actually quite good, despite it being semi-old (from 1996).

The story is about the Hung Hing gang, who is part of the triad, but more so, it is the story of a couple of the gang members of that particular part of the triad. Chan Ho Nam (played by Ekin Cheng), 'Chicken' (played by Jordan Chan), Fao Pan (played by Jason Chu) and Yee (played by Michael Tse) who become the key members of the Hung Hing gang, and their struggle against one of the other triad bosses, Kwan (played by Francis Ng), attempts to overthrow and set up the gang. But it is also the story about brotherhood and loyalty.

Although predictable and without any real plot twists, then "Young and Dangerous" was actually good entertainment and the story held up its own. But most memorable was the performances by the cast hired for the various roles; most noticeable was Jordan Chan, Francis Ng and Ekin Cheng in my opinion (and in that given order).

If you are a fan of Hong Kong cinema and enjoy triad/gang member movies, then you definitely have to check out "Young and Dangerous". I bought parts 1, 2 and 3 together, and must say that I am looking forward to seeing the follow-ups.

"Young and Dangerous" is a worthy addition to the DVD collection of any fan of the Hong Kong cinema.


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