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Election 2 (2006)

Hak se wui: Yi woo 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)
Eddie 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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Taglines:

Even a criminal can serve his country

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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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Connections

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Superior to "Election" in every way
25 July 2017 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

The first "Election" film seems to be Johnnie To's most highly praised movie, which is strange, because I think this less-seen sequel is superior in every way. It has a plot you can actually understand, and a persistent style and tone.

"Election" had key moments apparently happening off camera so you could only deduce what was going on in the plot with super-human concentration. Not so in the sequel. You get the gist pretty easily, and pretty early on: Lok, the elected chairman from the first movie, is approaching the end of his tenure, but is considering breaking Triad tradition and extending his term. Meanwhile Jimmy is trying to set himself up as a legitimate businessman in China and move away from the Triad. He finds that government officials will only work with him if he takes the chair in his Triad.

So the stage is set for crosses, double-crosses and dealings with Triad "uncles" and cold-blooded subordinates.

"Triad Election", also known as "Election 2", is never less than engrossing and captivating. It's one of the best Triad films I've seen.


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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 USA:

$10,811, 29 April 2007

Gross USA:

$55,758

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,836,534
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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