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Xin Shang Hai tan (1996)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 13 July 1996 (Hong Kong)
Love for the same woman threatens the lifelong friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters

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(as Poon Man Kit)

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(as Sandy L.K. Shaw), (as Chow Hoi Kwong) | 1 more credit »
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Ding Lik (as Andy T.W. Lau)
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Hui Man Keung (as Lesile K.W. Cheung)
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Fung Ching Ching (as Ling Jing)
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Ryu So Hwang (as Jung Woo Sung)
Shun Lau ...
Uncle Lau (as Lau Shun)
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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 ...
(as Leung Ka Chun)
Fai Kit Ng ...
(as Ng Fi Kit)
Kam Bon Cheung ...
(as Cheung Kam Bon)
Chun Yip ...
(as Yip Chun)
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Love for the same woman threatens the lifelong friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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13 July 1996 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Grand  »

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1.85 : 1
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Charlie Yeung was originally chosen to play the role of Ching-Ching. 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

Dream of the Past
(Song from Shanghai Grand)
Composed by Hou Xiang
Author: Shui Si Cun
Sung by Bai Guang
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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 See 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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