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Triad Election (2006)

Hak se wui: Yi wo wai kwai (original title)
As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi), Tin-Shing Yip (as Yip Tin Shing)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Koo ... Jimmy
Simon Yam ... Lok
Nick Cheung ... Jet
Ka Tung Lam ... Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
Suet Lam ... Big Head (as Lam Suet)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Mr. So (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Tian-Lin Wang ... Uncle Teng (as Wong Tin Lam)
Mark Cheng ... Bo
Bing-Man Tam ... Uncle Cocky (as Tam Ping Man)
Yue-Tong Pan Yue-Tong Pan ... Janice (as Pauline Pan)
Andy On ... Lik
Yong You Yong You ... Mr. Xi / Black Ren (as Yao Yung)
Mo-Hau Cheung Mo-Hau Cheung ... Mr. Shu (as Albert Cheung)
Bun Yuen ... Incense Master (as Yuen Bun)
Shing Lun Mok Shing Lun Mok ... (as Mok Shing Lun)
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Storyline

As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

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Even a criminal can serve his country

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

27 April 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Triad Election See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$117,922 (Hong Kong), 12 May 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,811, 29 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,855, 5 August 2007
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Jet is attacking Long Hair from behind with a machete, he slices his neck but there is no blood on the blade, and Long Hair is not bleeding out from his wound. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Shi: From now on, you're welcome in China as tourists. But you can't do business here.
Jimmy: Why?
Mr. Shi: It's our policy.
Jimmy: Mr. Shu is also a gangster. Why can he do business in China?
Mr. Shi: We made a deal, and he's a patriot.
Jimmy: I can make you a deal. I can be a patriot.
Mr. Shi: What's your rank in Wo Sing? Not its Chairman?
Jimmy: If I run for Chairman, will you give me what I want?
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Triad Election
23 January 2007 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival and I had never seen the first film of this series but this still stands on it's own without the benefit of seeing the first film Election. This being distributed as Triad Election although in the opening credits is called Election 2. This is the story of a large Hong Kong crime syndicate that has it's hand in several business dealings from bootleg compact discs to government contracts in Hong Kong and on mainland China. Ten of the actors reprise their roles here from the first film. Lok is the head of the crime family of which was elected to serve a two year term and now his term is up. He wants to hang on to his power and not go into semi-retirement as an elder or uncle within the Triad. Jimmy is the odd-on favorite to win the election this time around but he is a reluctant candidate. He only wants to be a underworld businessman which he never will be unless he accepts the position as the elected one term leader of the crime family. Veterna director Johnny To is back as the director as well as the screenplay team of Nal Hei Yau and Tin-Shing yip, cinematographer Siu-keung Chang and production director Tony Yu. This is a violent film and many comparisons have been made with the Godfather and other American gangster films. Not knowing anything about this or it's predecessor film I didn't really know what to expect here but this is a well-polished film with a good story and plenty of interesting characters. I would give this an 8.0 out of 10.


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