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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.

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Jing Wong

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Koon-Nam Lui (screenplay), Jing Wong (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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
Mark Du Mark Du ... Mao's subordinate
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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Loyalty at all costs


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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 Casablanca (1942) See more »

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This movie is a mix of a war movie and The Godfather as directed by Quentin Tarantino. Little slow but good. I say B-
16 September 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Even if your battalion can take Shanghai in one day, they will never ever find you again." In the 1930's Shanghai was full of ruthless gangsters. Working his way to the top of the criminal underworld Cheng(Yon-Fat) he thinks he is untouchable. When he finds himself stuck in the middle of the invading Japanese army and the secret service he realizes he has more enemies then he thought and is left on his own. I was looking forward to this movie quite a bit. While I am not a huge foreign movie fan I am a big fan of the gangster genre. This movie was a little slow moving but still worth seeing. Being a foreign movie 80% of people will not watch so this won't be a long one but the best way to convince people to see it is to go generic. This movie is a mix of a war movie and The Godfather as directed by Quentin Tarantino. If that won't help you then I don't know what else to say. Overall, little slow but worth watching. I did like it. I say B-.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 December 2012 (China) See more »

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