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The Mobfathers (2016)

Suen lo chor (original title)
When a gang boss is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he looks to two of his lieutenants to take over.

Director:

Herman Yau

Writer:

Erica Li (as Erica Lee)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chapman To ... Chuck
Gregory Wong Gregory Wong ... Wulf
Philip Keung ... Luke
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Godfather
Bonnie Xian ... Chuck's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Singh Hartihan Bitto ... Prisoner
Tarah Chan Tarah Chan ... Coco (as Yee-Lam Chan)
Flora Cheung Flora Cheung ... Pole Dancer
Tony Ho ... Coke
Sze-Man Hui Sze-Man Hui ... Kindergarten headmsitress
Cheuk-lap Hung
Vincent Wai Lam ... Eugene
Ling-Ling Mak ... Justice of the Peace
Deep Ng Deep Ng ... Coffee
Chun-Fung Wong Chun-Fung Wong ... (as Jason Wong)
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When a gang boss is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he looks to two of his lieutenants to take over.

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Crime | Drama

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The director of the film is inspired by "the very triad-like tussle for power" that he observed during the HK chief executive election. The HK chief is also elected by a handful of people with no democracy. The filmmaker was afforded the opportunity to incorporate other political developments into the gangster thriller. See more »

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A barely watchable H.K. mob film
23 July 2016 | by MovieIQTestSee all my reviews

The screenplay is a very weird one, the leading actor played by Chapman To, is also the narrator of this a bit clichéd, formulaic mob film. His voice over the whole film is such a weird one, since what he said and told about is the story of his own but the weirdest thing is that after he died three months later, he's still telling the story's ending.

To, as we saw in his former films, he is not a bad actor, but funny thing is he's like Eric Tsang Chi-wai, both didn't look like a bit of an alpha dog, as they both are short, a bit overweight all the time, in the gangster Hong Kong underworld, yet they always played such unconvincing big-shot roles. Their presences in these kind of crime movies were always felt out of place and even laughable, even they tried so hard to look tough, but their postures and the outlooks are seemingly highly unlikely to be crime bosses.

This movie with him to play such kinda role is just another inappropriate casting job. Most of the other actors in this film looked more like mobsters.

There are also a very bad joking dialog delivered by Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, the dying Godfather who suddenly became John F. Kennedy, addressed his brothers-in-crime, "My fellow brothers, ask not what your organization can do for you, ask what you can do for your organization." What a lame joke.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

31 March 2016 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$947,760
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HK Film Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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