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Gallants (2010)

Da lui toi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | June 2010 (USA)
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Weedy office worker Cheung is sent to a remote village to secure property rights for his real estate company. Two martial artists run the village's teahouse, which was once the kung-fu ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Siu-Lung Leung ... Tiger
Kuan Tai Chen ... Dragon
Teddy Robin Kwan ... Master Ben Law
You-Nam Wong You-Nam Wong ... Cheung
J.J. Jia J.J. Jia ... Kwai
Jin Au-Yeung ... Mang (as Jin Auyeung)
Haitao Li Haitao Li ... Pon Ka-kwun
Wing-Cheong Law Wing-Cheong Law ... Bronze Rooster
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... Fun
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Master Pong (as Wai-Man Chan)
Meng Lo ... Jade Kirin
Kuan-Chung Ku ... Officer Fei Yeung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min-Leung Chan Min-Leung Chan ... Golden Swallow
Oscar Ka Li Oscar Ka Li ... Ching's student (as Ka Lee)
Bing-Man Tam ... Narrator (voice)
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Weedy office worker Cheung is sent to a remote village to secure property rights for his real estate company. Two martial artists run the village's teahouse, which was once the kung-fu school of their teacher Master Law. Law is in fact lying unconscious upstairs in a three decades-long coma, but he awakes when gym boss and local landlord Pong attempts to secure the teahouse for redevelopment. Law mistakes Cheung for a former student and starts training him in preparation for a martial-arts tournament at Pong's gym that will decide all their fates. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gallants See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

HKD8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$588,151
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A very fun kung-fu flick

As noted by other reviews, this film is a throwback to the old school kungfu flicks of the 60's and 70's.

As the film has been well reviewed on the web already, I'll just add a few observations:

  • Even though it's a nostalgic film, it might be too "hip" and "retro" for those for the original audience of these flicks.


  • It's hilariously funny, but a little tighter editing would have made the movie even better. Teddy Robin, for example is very funny, but he gets a bit annoying after a while.


  • Bruce Leung Siu-lung still moves amazingly well at 57 yrs old.. better than most action stars in their 20's.


  • JJ Jia is a dead ringer for Kwai Lun Mei.


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