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Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)

Goo waak zai 2: Maang lung gwoh gong (original title)
The story is told in two parts: the first focuses on Chicken and his exile in Taiwan skipped over in the first film. The second half deals with the Hung Hing Society trying to ally with Chicken's Taiwanese triad.

Director:

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (as Andrew Lau)

Writers:

Sharon Hui, Manfred Wong (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Chan Ho Nam (as Cheng Yee Kin)
Jordan Chan ... Chicken Chiu
Chingmy Yau ... Ting Siu-Yiu
Gigi Lai ... 'Smartie / Stammer' So
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Tai Fai (as Wong Chau Sang)
Halina Tam ... K.K. (as Haloira Tam)
Jerry Lamb ... Pou-Pan
Michael Tse ... Dai Tin-Yee
Jason Chu ... Banana Skin
Spencer Lam ... Father Lam (as Lam Shueng Yee)
Moses Chan ... Ko Chi
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Blackie Koh Chi-Wah (as Ko Shou Liang)
Shun Chee Yee Shun Chee Yee
Simon Yam ... Chiang Tin-Sung (as Simon Yan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kelly Lai Chen ... Lui Kung
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The story is told in two parts: the first focuses on Chicken and his exile in Taiwan skipped over in the first film. The second half deals with the Hung Hing Society trying to ally with Chicken's Taiwanese triad.

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gang | triad | taiwan | sequel | See All (4) »

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Action | Crime

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

30 March 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Gu huo zai 2: Meng long guo jiang See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[Wah and Chicken looks into the car and see a fight on a mini-TV screen]
Blackie Koh Chi-Wah: [about the Taiwanese] They're fighting again. Didn't I tell you? They always fight. See? They fight with chairs. They always fight. See? He's hitting her with the mic. Even the ladies will fight. See, they beat women, too. It's a Taiwenese style. We can't help it.
[silence, as they continue to look at the screen]
Blackie Koh Chi-Wah: Isn't that our boss? Let's go and help!
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Followed by Young and Dangerous 1998 (1998) See more »

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Less action than part 1, but a deeper storyline, and as such, a much better movie...
31 July 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

The first movie was actually quite good, but it is surpassed by this sequel in many ways. Where as the first movie was focused mostly on the action, part two is driven by a deeper and more thought through storyline, and that really made the movie stand out much more than the first one.

"Young and Dangerous 2" continues the story of the Hung Hing gang of the Hong Kong triad and their affairs in both Hong Kong and Macau. But this time the story extends to Taipei, Taiwan as well, as Chicken (played by Jordan Chan) becomes hired by the San Luen gang. Meanwhile Chan Ho Nam (played by Ekin Cheng) and Tai Fai (played by Anthony Wong Chau-Sang) are both competing to become the leader of the Causeway Bay chapter of the Hung Hing group. But some people are playing more than one side, and it ends up as a complex web of lies, deceit and double-play.

Again, as in the first one, "Young and Dangerous 2" has an incredible cast, with a great number of familiar faces from part one. Ekin Cheng and Jordan Chan do it quite well, as they also did it in part one, but the most outstanding performance in part two is without a doubt by Anthony Wong Chau-Sang. And people familiar with the femme fatale movies of Hong Kong cinema will be pleased to see Chingmy Yau in the role of Ting Siu-Yiu.

I really enjoyed part two way more than part one, despite it having less action than the first movie. The action scenes and sequences in part two was also better executed and the camera action during the action scenes was far superior than in the first movie.

And the tone down of action gave way for a really good character build, where you got to know more of the characters and got more submerged into whom they are and why they behaved the way they did.

All in all, a sequel that is well worth watching for fans of the first movie and fans of Hong Kong cinema in general. And my eagerness to watch part three has been increased steeply after seeing "Young and Dangerous 2".


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