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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 lifelong friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters

Director:

Man Kit Poon (as Poon Man Kit)

Writers:

Sandy Shaw (as Sandy L.K. Shaw), Matt Chow (as Chow Hoi Kwong) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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)
Woo-sung Jung ... 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 ... (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)
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Min Nan | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

13 July 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Grand See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Hui Man Keung: I will leave Shanghai once my job is finished. At that time, everything in Shanghai will go to you.
Ding Lik: I don't want your sacrifice. I can give you everything, but why do you fight for Ching-Ching with me? Why?
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Soundtracks

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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Boring movie
15 June 2009 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This movie to me was bit boring. Not because it doesn't have lot of action, but something about it was awkward, forced and slow paced. Maybe for people who're familiar with the plot and the culture this movie hits the mark, but for someone who has no preconceived notion or expectation, it's who cares from start to finish. These guy's problems and issues are so remote, and their machismo so utterly stupid, that I felt like saying, if you want to insist on being so stupid, be my guest.

If this is the classic way they made movies, I'm glad that it's not made this way anymore. Each scene was so boring. There wasn't anything to pull you in to the story.

What happened in the end happened but again it was who cares. If they're that bull headed, it would have happened sooner or later. Yeah, these guys had no brains whatsoever. And they were supposed to be a leader in their respective society.

I'm a fan of Andy Lau, but this movie didn't show his character at all. Everybody did a real wooden acting that added to the yawn. No, this is not a film noir, they didn't flesh out the characters and the story, and the flat mood went from start to finish.

Not recommended unless you're familiar with how this story goes, and watching it as a follow up to where the TV series left off, or just watching it for Leslie Chung (and Andy Lau).


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