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When Triad leader Hung's wife gives birth to a baby boy, Hung considers leaving the world of the gangsters. Despite the fact that he is not sure of his decision, word gets out fast and now,... See full summary »

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Ching-Po Wong

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Chi-long To (screenplay), Chi-long To (story) (as To Chi Long) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Hung Yan-jau
Jacky Cheung ... Left-Hand
Shawn Yue ... Wing
Edison Chen ... Turbo
Chien-Lien Wu ... Emily Hung
Eric Tsang ... Tall Man
Norman Chu ... Big Lungs
Yuan Lin Yuan Lin ... Yoyo
Kiu Wai Miu ... Figo
Kara Wai ... Wing's Mother
Ka Tung Lam ... Shing (as Gordon Lam)
Suet Lam ... Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Chu Donna Chu ... Figo's Wife
Ping Ha ... Left-Hand's Mum
Tony Ho ... Brother Lin
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Storyline

When Triad leader Hung's wife gives birth to a baby boy, Hung considers leaving the world of the gangsters. Despite the fact that he is not sure of his decision, word gets out fast and now, a brutal war begins in the world of "jiang-hu". Two hoodlums, Wing and Turbo, set to make a name for themselves, are ordered to kill Hung. Meanwhile, an internal conflict begins between Hung and his #1 man, Left-Hand. Despite this conflict, the two have nothing but respect for each other. However, they know deep down, that there are people waiting to get rid of Hung. Written by Ninja01

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

26 May 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Triad Underworld See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

HKD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

On the DVD version by Mei-Ah, 20 minutes, including a bestiality scene, is cut from the movie itself. However, a second disk including the extras, shows all the deleted scenes, including the controversial bestiality scene. See more »

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Very clever
21 August 2004 | by y0ud0ntseemeSee all my reviews

I find this movie to be very cleverly written and directed. IMDb has the wrong names however. Jacky Cheung's character is called Mr. Left not Left Hand and Shawn Yue's characters name is Yik. All that aside, I really liked this movie. It's not your typical triad movie with lots of fighting and no character development. Don't get me wrong there is some action in this movie but unlike most triad movies you actually care what happens to the characters. I loved the dinner scene where Hung and Lefty are talking and the room behind them seems to be moving in an odd fashion, maybe it was a play off their emotions but I thought it looked really cool.

I was a bit surprised by what this movie really was about. Because as you are watching it you think you know exactly what the movie is about and where its going, but the last 15-20 minutes gets you. You realize that you don't really know anything, everything you thought you knew is wrong.


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