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97 Goo waak zai: Zin mo bat sing (1997)

The boss of the Hung Hing gang, Tian Sang, has died. Ho Nam and Hon Bun find Sangs younger brother, Yang to lead the gang. Meanwhile, Hon Bun receives news that his younger brother, a ... See full summary »

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Wai-Keung Lau (as Andrew Lau)

Writers:

Kai Ming Man (comic book and characters) (as Cowman), Manfred Wong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Chan Ho Nam / Peter Chan (as Cheng Yee Kin)
Jordan Chan ... Chicken Chiu / Simon Chiu (as Chan Siu Chun)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Fai Chan ... Barbarian
Pinky Cheung ... K.K.
Roy Cheung ... Lui Yiu-Yeung / Thunder Tiger
Jason Chu ... Banana Skin
Ju Fang
Ka-Fai Ho Ka-Fai Ho ... God of Gun
Spencer Lam ... Father Lam
Jerry Lamb ... Pou-Pan
Wai-Kai Law
Do-Yu Lee
Siu-Kei Lee ... Key
Sammuel Leung
Ken Lo ... Prince
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Storyline

The boss of the Hung Hing gang, Tian Sang, has died. Ho Nam and Hon Bun find Sangs younger brother, Yang to lead the gang. Meanwhile, Hon Bun receives news that his younger brother, a leader of the Tuen Mun gang has been assasinated. They travel to Hong Kong to settle the matter. Written by Anonymous

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Fight to the end...no regrets! See more »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin | Thai

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

97 Wise Guys No War Cannot Be Won See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Follows Goo waak zai 2: Maang lung gwoh gong (1996) See more »

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Without a Doubt the best of the Series
11 June 2004 | by clubhondaSee all my reviews

This is definitely the best out of all the Young and Dangerous Series. The loyalty and comraderie within the triad is well played out and the scene where San Gai is scolded is especially powerful. The way Ekin Cheng just downed all those beers and walked aimlessly down the street is a damn near perfect mimic of what a real gu wa zai would do in such a situation. The ending was great and uplifting, short of giving it away. Definitely the best in the series.

I'm guessing that this movie got a low rating from the conservatives who don't like to see the proliferation of the idealization of gangs but I ask that you judge the film on its own merit. This is a must-see if you want to take a look at the gritty life of a Hong Kong triad society member, glorified of course. Enjoy.


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