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The Last Tycoon (2012)

Da Shang Hai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 22 December 2012 (China)
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Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.

Director:

Jing Wong

Writers:

Koon-Nam Lui (screenplay), Jing Wong (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Cheng Daiqi
Xiaoming Huang ... Cheng Da Qi (young)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Hong Shou Ting
Francis Ng ... Máo Zài
Quan Yuan ... Ye Zhiqiu
Li Yuan Li Yuan ... Ling Husheng
Monica Siu-Kei Mok ... Bao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zhihua Doha Zhihua Doha ... Master Ye
Yiheng Du Yiheng Du ... Mao's subordinate (as Mark Du)
Wenjuan Feng ... Young Ye Zhiqiu (as Joyce Feng)
Hu Gao Hu Gao ... Lin Huai
Tian Gao Tian Gao ... Officer Pei
Zhi Han Zhi Han ... Lu Yongxiang, military gov.
Luxia Jiang
Yasuaki Kurata ... Nishino
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Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.

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love | See All (1) »

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Loyalty at all costs


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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The hand guns they used in 1915 and 1937-40 are of modern day design and not available in the period. See more »

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References Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

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Back to the Bund
26 January 2013 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

The idea of the GOD OF GAMBLERS team of star Chow yun-fat and director Wong Jing back in business, with a decent budget and a promising subject is richly appealing. Throw in the great Sammo Hung and I'm there clutching my sixteen dollars.

It takes a while to realise that what we are getting is just a shadow of the Hong Kong films pre-take over. The murky colour scheme and lack of shadow detail of main land processing is the first clue.

There's elaborate staging and lots of action, some of it quite vigorous and it's always nice to see Chow's character blowing away the support cast - including a shoot 'em up Catholic priest. However the plot winds down into feeble scissors and paste of better films - CASABLANCA, THE GREAT MAGICIAN, BONNIE & CLYDE - where you can see the derivations well before they arrive - like the protracted build-up with the opera spear tossing in the climax.

Sammo is wasted even with the presence he brings to his Triad boss role.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 December 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

大上海 See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,009,914
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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