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Portland Street Blues (1998)

Goo wak chai: Hung Hing Sap Sam Mooi (original title)
Following Sister Thirteen, from her teenage years, her bisexual love life, to her eventual rise to power as a Triad kingpin within the Hung Hing Society, in this spin-off to the Young & Dangerous series.

Director:

Wai-Man Yip (as Raymond Yip)

Writers:

Patrick Kong, Manfred Wong (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Sister Thirteen / Tsui Siu Siu (as Sandra Ng)
Kristy Yeung ... Cheung May Yun
Alex Fong ... Coke
Yeung-Ming Wan ... Ben Hon (as Vincent Wan)
Qi Shu ... Scarface
John Ching ... S.O.B (as Noel Chik)
Ekin Cheng ... Chan Ho-Nam
Man-Tat Ng ... Tat
Ken Lo ... Prince
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
King-Man Chik King-Man Chik ... Sasa
Siu-Lung Ching
Matt Chow ... English Teacher
Jason Chu ... Banana Skin
Hing-Yin Kam ... Panther
Hoi-San Kwan ... Uncle Pun
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Following Sister Thirteen, from her teenage years, her bisexual love life, to her eventual rise to power as a Triad kingpin within the Hung Hing Society, in this spin-off to the Young & Dangerous series.

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Crime | Drama

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Connections

Referenced in Young and Dangerous 5 (1998) See more »

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Intriguing triad gangster film
4 July 2005 | by LARSONRDSee all my reviews

Intriguing gangster film about the rise of a female triad boss in charge of Portland Street gangs in HK. This is a spin-off of the YOUNG & DANGEROUS series, and cast members from that series pop up here - those unfamiliar with the Y&D films may find that a bit confusing. The film at first takes a while to catch on to, since characters pop in and out in rapid succession, and the direct-translation subtitles are a bit uneven (they may also be some excised scenes whose absence contributes to that – the DVD length here is 114mins but the Japanese edition is shown to be 122 mins, so something is missing from the HK DVD I saw). But once the film goes onto an extended flashback, the story of Sister Thirteen's rise in the triads, it becomes quite compelling. Sandra Ng is outstanding as Sister Thirteen, with notable guest performances by the ever-appealing Shu Qi (as a junkie betrayed by a cop, whose killing - the cop's - gives Sister Thirteen her first step up in the triads), and the intricately beautiful Kristy Yeung as Thirteen's best friend. By the end the character has become real and the tale told a most memorable one. Ultimately, the film is more than a triad crime action fest, but a poignant and tragic drama.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

21 February 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Portland Street Blues See more »

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Color
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