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Throw Down (2004)

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


Johnnie To


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





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)
Eddie 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)


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) »




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


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2 March 2005 | by malfurionSee all my reviews

I just watched the version that's dubbed in Mandarin, and found the film to be a disappointment after hearing so much high praise about it. So I would advise everyone to try the original HK version or better subbed version instead. Hopefully you would have a better experience.

I enjoyed the last two films I saw by the same director (PTU and Breaking News, both subbed), but I found this particular one to be incoherent and the characters hard to relate to. The film hardly makes me sympathize with its main characters, and without that connection, their life and action holds no interest to me, and all the cinematic sequences director employs become only distracting gimmicks (ie the dialog/bathroom scene involve 3 leading characters in the night club, the chasing sequence with female lead, money, a shoe...) The performance by all the actors are great, but the story presents those characters in a way that I don't see enough explanation to how they got to the situation they are in and why they chose to take certain action over other. The pace of the film is all wrong for me, some of the cuts seems to be placed at all the wrong places, On the plus side, the film is beautifully shot. Hopefully all the problem I have with this film is due to bad dubbing, which is entirely possible. But I have no intention to find out after already wasting over an hour of my time.

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Hong Kong | China


Cantonese | English | Japanese | Min Nan

Release Date:

8 July 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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