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Sheng zhe wei wang (2000)

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 »

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Credited cast:
... Chan Ho-Nam
... Chicken Chiu
... Isako Kusaraki (as Sonny Chiba)
... Mei Ling
... Lui
Gigi Lai ... Rong Yu
... Michael
... Sister 13
... Pou-pan
... Big Head
Jason Chu ... Jason
... Akira Kusaraki
Anya ... Nanako
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Feng Chang
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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21 July 2000 (Hong Kong)  »

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Not that interesting for an Ending
7 March 2013 | by See 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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