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Once a Gangster (2010)

Fei saa fung chung chun (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 May 2010 (Hong Kong)
(Cantonese with English Subtitles) In this hilarious triad movie parody, celebrity cook "Roast Pork" finds his idyllic life turn topsy-turvy when his old mentor comes out of nowhere and commands him to be the successor of his gang.

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Felix Chong

Writer:

Felix Chong
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Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Sparrow
Jordan Chan ... Roast Pork
Alex Fong ... Kerosene
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan ... Scissor
Michelle Ye ... Nancy
On-On Yu ... Lady Pearl
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Yan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sze-Kwan Cheng Sze-Kwan Cheng
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik
Fung Kwok
Wing-Kit Leung Wing-Kit Leung ... Di Caprio
Pong Nan ... Greasy
Kwan-Ho Sze Kwan-Ho Sze ... Inspector Lau's subordinate #4
Derek Tsang ... (as Kwok Cheung Tsang)
Chi-Wang Wong Chi-Wang Wong
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(Cantonese with English Subtitles) In this hilarious triad movie parody, celebrity cook "Roast Pork" finds his idyllic life turn topsy-turvy when his old mentor comes out of nowhere and commands him to be the successor of his gang.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Very good if you are from HK
8 February 2014 | by phsamuel-4See all my reviews

I came across this one accidentally browsing amazon instant video. I had little idea what I was expecting except the cast. At first, I thought it was one of the very old (90's) gangster movies by Ekin Cheng and Jordan Chan. It took me a while to realize that it is a rather recent movie.

As a HK born native (though no longer lives there), I found the dialog very witty and can imagine how most dialog cannot be well translated. So I can understand the relatively poor reception from non-Cantonese speakers. Probably people outside HK will also have difficulty to appreciate some of the references. For example, it did some on-going blatant reference to the controversial election system in HK. Probably only locals will find that funny.

Overall, it is an entertaining movie (if you are from HK). Despite predictable, the script is well written with believable twist.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

20 May 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fei Sha Feng Zhong Zhuan See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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$1,052,022
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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