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Shanghai Grand (1996)

Xin Shang Hai tan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 13 July 1996 (Hong Kong)
Love for the same woman threatens the friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters.


Man Kit Poon (as Poon Man Kit)


Sandy Shaw (as Sandy L.K. Shaw), Matt Chow (as Chow Hoi Kwong) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Ding Lik (as Andy T.W. Lau)
Leslie Cheung ... Hui Man Keung (as Lesile K.W. Cheung)
Jing Ning ... Fung Ching Ching (as Ling Jing)
Jung Woo-sung ... Ryu So Hwang (as Jung Woo Sung)
Shun Lau ... Uncle Lau (as Lau Shun)
Hsing-Kuo Wu ... Fung King-Yiu (as Wu Hsing Kuo)
Amanda Lee ... Lai-Man (as Amanda W.M. Lee)
Almen Pui-Ha Wong ... Female Assassin (as Almen P.H. Wong)
Kin-Yan Lee Kin-Yan Lee ... (as Lee Kin Yan)
Kin-Yat Chan ... (as Chan Kit Yan)
Andy Tse ... (as Andy C.K. Tse)
Ka Chun Leung Ka Chun Leung ... (as Leung Ka Chun)
Fai Kit Ng Fai Kit Ng ... (as Ng Fi Kit)
Kam Bon Cheung Kam Bon Cheung ... (as Cheung Kam Bon)
Chun Yip Chun Yip ... (as Yip Chun)


Love for the same woman threatens the friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters.

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Action | Crime | Thriller


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Utilized a set originally built for Temptress Moon (1996). See more »


Ding Lik: From now on, I want to share what I have with you in Shanghai.
Hui Man Keung: I am only a visitor in Shanghai. I'll certainly leave after doing my job here.
Ding Lik: Let's wait and see. Maybe you don't want to leave for something unknown.
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Sleeping Alone
(Song from Shanghai Grand)
Composed by Chris Wong
Lyrics by Chris Wong
Arranged by Chiu Tsang Hei
Produced by Tony Kiang
Performed by Andy Lau (as Andy Lau Tak Wah)
O.P.: EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia) Ltd.
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big lavish hong kong production with 3 of the handsomest male leads who can actually act...from the far east
6 October 2014 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

OK...the 3 handsome male leads, one being the tragically departed leslie cheung, the 2nd being andy lau and in the 2nd half of the movie a very young korean superstar jung woo sung and in my personal opinion, they have never looked better.

love found, love lost and love shunned...rousing and heartbreaking at the same time with some very good action pieces involved. one of the best movies of the mid to late nineties.

andy lau has never looked better, that pencil thin mustache that he acquires really makes him stand out.

this movie is actually a reworking of a long television series of the early 80's which made chow yun fat a superstar. the plots been changed majorly although the 2 main male leads kept the same names as in the TV series.

the story takes place in 1930's shanghai pre-world war 2 and has a lot of subplots involving turncoats working for the Japanese who are major gangsters in shanghai, Chinese patriots and just plain gangsters vying for power and also the corrupt cops who patrol shanghai who sell themselves to the highest bidder regardless.

heartbreaking story of two brothers by action, who take over shanghais criminal underworld and the misunderstanding over a woman who comes between them and the bloodshed that ensues.

this movie gets a very strong recommendation to watch...from me so if you are a fan of hong kong cinema its a don't miss.

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Release Date:

13 July 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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1.85 : 1
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