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David Loman (2013)

Da wei lu man (original title)
While working for a gang boss, Zhu Da De unwittingly becomes the man in charge after accidentally setting off a major shootout that took out the rest of the gang. Renaming himself David ... See full summary »

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Li-Kwan Chiu
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Chu-Ko Liang ... David Loman / Zhu Da De (as Chu-Ke Liang)
Amber Kuo ... Hsiao Chin / Jin
Tony Yo-ning Yang ... Xiao Ho
Chu Su ... Old Ho's 1st mistress
Mei-Hsiu Lin ... Old Ho's 2nd mistress
Lotus Wang ... Old Ho's 3rd mistress
Ke-Li Miao ... Nana (as Kang-Hwa Wu)
Chin-Jung Kang ... Pinch Junior
Bor Jeng Chen ... Silly Pork
Akio Chen ... Shaman
Morris Hsiang Jung ... Rascal
Li-Cheng Huang ... Doctor (as Jeffrey Huang)
Nien-Hsien Ma ... Toad
Wei-min Ying ... Policeman
Shun Chao ... Borough chief
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While working for a gang boss, Zhu Da De unwittingly becomes the man in charge after accidentally setting off a major shootout that took out the rest of the gang. Renaming himself David Loman, Zhu Da De would stand at the top for over a decade. The price of Loman's fame and power is losing his daughter, who has become resentful towards him. When a fortune teller tells Loman to lie low for awhile or he will get killed, he decides to find a fengshui master who resembles him to to be his stand-in for a few days. After the decoy is assassinated, the real Loman decides to team up with the dead man's son to seek revenge and get rid of his enemies once and for all.

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Taiwanese Kick-Ass
24 October 2014 | by kfcrispySee all my reviews

David Loman ("Huge Badass" in Taiwanese!) is a hilarious comedy that never tries to take itself too seriously, but in order to enjoy much of the humor, it helps to have an understanding of East Asia's love for playing with word pronunciations. In East Asian languages, many words are spoken the same or similar way (it could be the same "spelling" but with a different tone). Taiwan commonly use Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese, and the play on pronunciations expands even further by mixing the 2 dialects.

The movie is a story of a man (played by Gou-liang Chu) who moved to the city with his daughter for a better future but ended up becoming the head gangster and ruining his relationship with his daughter (Hsiao Chin, played by Amber Kuo), and Xiao Ho (played by Tony Yo-ning Yang), who is young and dreams to be a superhero. After a murder occurs, David Loman and Xiao Ho end up working together for the same goal. The movie does not try to parody Kick-Ass's plot but rather just borrows some ideas from Kick-Ass.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and although I think the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more (especially Xiao Ho who doesn't seem too affected by the murder), I understand that this is a comedy, not a drama.


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Min Nan | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (Taiwan) See more »

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$127,999
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