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Throw Down (2004)

Yau doh lung fu bong (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 July 2004 (Hong Kong)
A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi), Tin-Shing Yip (as Yip Tin Shing) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Koo ... Sze-To Bo
Aaron Kwok ... Tony
Cherrie Ying ... Mona (as Cherrie In)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Lee Kong (as Tony Leung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Brother Savage (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Jordan Chan ... Mona's Agent
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Master Cheng (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Calvin Choi Calvin Choi ... Jing (as Calvin Choy)
Jack Kao ... Mona's Dad (as Kao Kuo Hsin)
Albert Au Albert Au ... Judo Actor
Fan Yeung Fan Yeung ... Judo Actor (as Yeung Fan)
Chung Wing Chung Wing ... Judo Actor (as Wing Chung)
Park-Yin Kwok Park-Yin Kwok ... Judo Actor (as Kwok Park Yin)
Ka-Ho Chiu Ka-Ho Chiu ... Judo Actor (as Chui Ka Ho)
Wai Kit Cheung Wai Kit Cheung ... Judo Actor (as Cheung Wai Kit)
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Storyline

A former judo champion quits the tournament cirucit and runs a nightclub. However, when a new challenger appears as well as an old rival and a judo master in need of reviving his school, the young man must go back in training and prepare for the ultimate challenge. Written by Ninja01

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judo | hong kong | gamble | bar | 2000s | See All (5) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese | Min Nan

Release Date:

8 July 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Throw Down See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$376,956 (Hong Kong), 9 July 2004, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marks the third time director Johnnie To and actor Louis Koo collaborated in a director/actor relation. See more »

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References Sanshiro Sugata (1943) See more »

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A lot of memorable scenes will make you glad you saw this
8 September 2004 | by ZabadohSee all my reviews

Director/writer Johnnie To throws down lots of HK movie clichés: The Heist, The Young Challenger, The Fighting, The Master, The Rival, The Gangsters, The Gambling. But all of it's entertaining nonsense used to set up his usual innovative scenes and a little drama.

Give Director To credit for parodying these clichés to a fault.

This movie is challenging. This is not easy to digest chop sockey flash bang action.

So what is this movie about? A lot: Rediscovering relations from happier times, rediscovering oneself, and a director having fun and dropping references to Kurosawa's "Sugata Sanshiro" (1943).


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