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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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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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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Originally conceived as being about a a musical group in the 1960s and 1970s. One member suffers a stroke and begins to realize he has not done anything of importance in his life. Feeling that he may die soon, his last wish is to go back to his youth, find all his friends, and do one final show. Finding it difficult to sell the story about musicians, the writers changed the theme of the plot to being about kung fu masters instead. For the cast, Cheng and Kwok felt that if they could not get the actors Kuan Tai Chen and Bruce Leung, they would not make the film. See more »

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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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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

打擂台 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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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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