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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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$19,720
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Damn good!
31 March 2005 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

After watching Drunken Monkey the first time, I wasn't all that impressed, and rated the movie a 6.

But in hindsight, I have to say the action was really good, the kung fu was superb, and the story almost epic - not so much in its content, but in the way it was presented. The movie looked really good in a graphic and cinematic sense, and many scenes are quite memorable. While the plot structure and most of the characterization weren't fantastic, the comedy was after all fairly effective most of the time, and the movie also managed to maintain the serious story quite well.

I have now amended my rating of Drunken Monkey from 6 to 7 - if it wasn't for some very silly things (like, why is the "young uncle" suddenly considered head of the family??), it could have gone as high as 8 (edit: which in fact it now has). The production values were consistently great.

Edit (may 10, '05): Having seen the movie again, I am now up to an 8 rating. Man, these guys take kung fu seriously! The silly things no longer strike me as all that sillly, and I'm growing much more fond of the characters. What a crime that the fabulous Jacky Wu has only done three movies. All three are great; the two others (Tai Chi Boxer from '96 and Legend of Zu from '01) have both earned a 9 rating from me.


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