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Born to Be King (2000)

Sheng zhe wei wang (original title)
Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Lau (as Wai-Keung Lau)

Writer:

Manfred Wong
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Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Chan Ho-Nam
Jordan Chan ... Chicken Chiu
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Isako Kusaraki (as Sonny Chiba)
Qi Shu ... Mei Ling
Peter Ho ... Lui
Gigi Lai ... Rong Yu
Michael Tse ... Michael
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Sister 13
Jerry Lamb ... Pou-pan
Kar Lok Chin ... Big Head
Jason Chu ... Jason
Roy Cheung ... Akira Kusaraki
Anya ... Nanako
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Feng Chang
Kuang-Chien Chen Kuang-Chien Chen
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Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group gets murdered. Actually, all the San Luen Gang members suspect Chicken attacked their leader Liu, in order to make a chance for him to rule the Gang and thus have adopted an extremely hostile attitude towards him... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Crime | Thriller

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Not that interesting for an Ending
7 March 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The stage changes to Japan where Chicken (Jordan Chan) marries a Japanese Yakuza boss' daughter.

The story is rather same ol, same ol. There's senseless fighting between the gangs, and a traitor within the clan. It's rather a pat formula for this series. The movie is oriented for the juvenile audience who's looking for the cool in these movies, so I guess the story is designed to meet these expectations.

But one thing I can say about this series is that it was gritty compared to other comedic happy Hong Kong movies of the '90s. In this respect, it was singularly unique.

All the movies in this series has a disorganized look to it. I'm not sure why this is, but Ekin Chen and Jordan Chan and few others were the only characters that had discipline in their acting. In this movie, the acting style of Jordan Chan, Sonny Chiba, Anya, and Roy Chueng didn't match at all. I also wish that Sandra Ng would stop spoiling the mood of every movie she stars in. Her character was totally unnecessary.

So more of the same, but there was closure (or was there ?) to the story, and the series ends with a not so interesting of an ending.


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Hong Kong

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21 July 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

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