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Second Time Around (2002)

Mou han fou wut (original title)
A young man goes to Las Vegas with his best friend to prove he can win big bucks. When he loses all of the money, he and his friend get help from a young woman who tells the man the story ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Lau

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Jeffrey Lau
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Ren Lee
Cecilia Cheung ... Tina Chow
Ke Huy Quan ... Sing Wong (as Jonathan Ke Quan)
Annamarie Ameera Annamarie Ameera ... Anna
Oliver Tan Oliver Tan ... Paul
John Wang John Wang ... Det. Luca
Alexander Fung Alexander Fung ... Jesus (Number One)
Johnny Koo ... Bobby
Lynne Langdon ... Bo Bo
Glen Pon Glen Pon ... David
David Quan David Quan ... Man in Jail
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Chico De Coster Roger Chico De Coster ... Prisoner Who Starts Riot
Andra Ohman Andra Ohman ... Ren's Friend
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A young man goes to Las Vegas with his best friend to prove he can win big bucks. When he loses all of the money, he and his friend get help from a young woman who tells the man the story of some special stones that are part of a legend involving time travel and parallel universes. When the trio get in a car accident, the young gambler is the only survivor. Pursued by a female detective, the two accidentally end up back in time on Christmas Day, where the gambler decides to make the wrong things right, and he also ends up falling in love with the detective. Written by Ninja01

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Funny if a bit slow at first...ultimately unpredictable...
12 November 2007 | by trancejeremySee all my reviews

This is a strange mix of genres that you do sometimes see a lot of in Hong Kong films. It's partly a romantic comedy (which Netflix billed it as), but also more serious than that as well. Ekin Cheng thinks he's a hot shot gambler who just needs a chance (that is, money) to win big in Vegas. He gets that chance by stealing some money along with a friend. But things go horribly wrong and his friend ends up dead. But then he ends up going back in time rather mysteriously and has a chance to change things.

The end and beginning are fairly serious, the middle is extremely funny in spots, almost slapstick.

The English captioning is terrible at times, which is odd, because part of the movie is in English (it's set in Las Vegas), and they can't even get the subtitles for the English parts right.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Time Around See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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