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Enter the Phoenix (2004)

Dai lo oi mei lai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 8 April 2004 (Hong Kong)
Georgie is handsome, stylish, and charming, but he's gay, and his old-fashioned father is the leader of one of Hong Kong's powerful Triads. Should Georgie's lifestyle get out, his father's ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Fung

Writers:

Stephen Fung (screenplay), Yiu Fai Lo | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eason Chan ... Sam
Daniel Wu ... Georgie Hung
Karen Mok ... Julie
Chapman To ... Kin
Kar-Ying Law ... Father Eight
Stephen Fung ... Cheng Chow
Biao Yuen ... Georgie Hung's father
Jackie Chan ... Client of Julie (Cameo)
Brian Lee Brian Lee ... David
Hiro Hayama ... Chow's Henchman
Nicholas Tse ... Cock Head
Sam Lee ... Gay Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Lui Fai's thug
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Lui (as Wai-Man Chan)
Sammi Cheng ... Head Waitress (Cameo)
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Storyline

Georgie is handsome, stylish, and charming, but he's gay, and his old-fashioned father is the leader of one of Hong Kong's powerful Triads. Should Georgie's lifestyle get out, his father's position would be in jeopardy. So he sends Georgie away until after his death. But things don't go as planned.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

8 April 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Enter the Phoenix See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,344,920
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Homfaith, JCE Movies See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Kin: [sees his father, Eight, with a picture of Georgie] Is that him?
Father Eight: Yes, that's him. He was much younger back then. But, there's one problem. It seems that he doesn't like women.
Kin: [shocked] What? Holy shit! He's gay?
Father Eight: [covers his mouth] Why don't you just get a bullhorn and announce it to the world?
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Hilarious film about acceptance in the Triads
15 February 2019 | by AlbertV79See all my reviews

Hong Kong actor and musician Stephen Fung makes his directorial debut with this film about the estranged son of a dying Triad leader who is chosen to become the new Dragon Head. However, the potential Dragon Head, Georgie Hung, is gay and he doesn't want any part of it. Instead, Georgie's friend Sam decides this is the opportunity to make a name for himself and pretends to be Georgie. For most of the film, there is the case of mistaken identity with the stereotypes in play when seen. However, the film is ultimately about acceptance in a traditional setting among the Triads as the real Georgie is set to meet his fate and stop a rival from another gang hellbent on not only exposing Georgie but also take over his own gang from its current leader. Daniel Wu and Eason Chan are great to watch with Karen Mok as the daughter of the rival gang leader who attempts to woo the real Georgie but to no avail. Stephen Fung himself makes for a good villain in the young auspicious rival gangster who has an agenda of his own. Some nice fight scenes, especially the climactic fight showcases Fung's abilities as Wu's training in wushu. A great directorial debut for Fung, whose career as a director has taken off since.


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