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Zhui ma lao (2003)

Wa Biao (Lau Kar Leung) securities company is being used for smuggling. His shady associates try to eliminate him. He returns with a vengeance with the help of 3 young students he has taught drunken monkey.

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Chia-Liang Liu (as Lau Kar Leung)

Writer:

Keith Li (as Pak Ling Li)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jing Wu ... Great Uncle Tak (as Wu Jing Jason)
Wing-Kin Lau Wing-Kin Lau ... Chan Kai Yip (as Lau Wing Kin)
Shannon Yao Shannon Yao ... Siu-Ma / Mandy
Chia-Liang Liu ... Master Man Bill (as Lau Kar Leung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jing Cai Jing Cai ... Mrs. Chan
Chen-Huan Chang Chen-Huan Chang ... Man Pao
Kuan-Chun Chi ... Yui Hoi-Yeung
Jan-Wah Chiu Jan-Wah Chiu
Haitao Li Haitao Li ... Rocky
Chia Yung Liu ... Fighter in First Scene
Chia-Hui Liu ... Detective Hung Yat Fu (as Gordon Liu)
Xueshen Liu Xueshen Liu
Wenqiang Ma Wenqiang Ma
Jianhua Shi Jianhua Shi
Zhangjin Shi Zhangjin Shi
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Wa Biao (Lau Kar Leung) securities company is being used for smuggling. His shady associates try to eliminate him. He returns with a vengeance with the help of 3 young students he has taught drunken monkey.

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

22 May 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Atsalinoi mahites See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,720
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Enjoyable if not top notch
27 August 2005 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

It's great to see Liu Chia Liang still making movies. He has real integrity to his kung fu choreography. This film moves at a good pace, has a few great scenes and ends without us feeling cheated. The cast is energetic and It comes off in spirit like one of Liu's lesser Shaw films. Like his lesser Shaw films, the plot is lumpy and the tone veers from goofy comedy to seriousness abruptly. And like many of his lesser films, the legendary Liu Chia Hui shows up in a supporting role. It would be great to have Liu Chia Liang direct Liu Chia Hui in a starring role again.

What is clear is, however Liu makes his films these days, the Shaw style is gone. The camera work is very competent but doesn't compliment the fight scenes. There is an overuse of extreme wide angles. The actors are very well trained but only Liu Chia Liang has the physical snap that you saw nearly everyone have in the heyday of the Shaw studio. The fight scenes rely too much on editing, probably to cover for the fact that the actors don't have the time to train like at the Shaw studios. Too much Hidden Dragon style wire work.

Enough complaints, we don't get enough of this style of kung-fu film anymore. Watch it, have fun.


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