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Young and Dangerous (1996)

Goo wak chai: 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 (as Mr. Andrew Lau)

Writers:

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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Quotes

Chicken Chiu: [Yelling at the priest] Can you ask Jesus to repair the lift? If yes, I'll admire you.
Father Lam: [Lift resume] Are you familiar to him?
Father Lam: Right.
Chicken Chiu: Well, send my thanks to Brother Jesus please.
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A Classic, In Any Right.
20 July 2003 | by Jordan-MSee all my reviews

"Young And Dangerous" is one of those films that is known about by anyone even vaguely familiar with Hong Kong movies, and for one reason. It's excellent.

The characters, the actors (Francis Ng is an excellent villain), the story, even the musical score all combine to make this one unforgettable film. Themes like loyalty, trust, and friendship in general figure heavily into the plot - which really makes for a strong narrative.

As in most movies concerning the Triads, there is a lot of violence. The thing is, in "Y&D" it isn't extremely glorified, nor is it downplayed. It's just there - for you to judge on your own. Surprisingly, the violence in this film actually serves to move along the story, not just for a "wow" factor like in many other HK features.

At any rate, if you're new to HK movies, or are just looking for a good gangster action/drama, then by ALL means rent (or buy) a copy of "Young And Dangerous." You'll thank me later.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Hakka

Release Date:

25 January 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Goo waak zai: Yan joi gong woo See more »

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Hong Kong, China See more »

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