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Chasing the Dragon (2017)

Chui lung (original title)
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An illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless and emerging drug lord.

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Jason Kwan, Jing Wong | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Jing Wong, Koon-Nam Lui (screenplay) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Crippled Ho
Andy Lau ... Lee Rock
Philip Keung ... Will
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Wayne
Kang Yu Kang Yu ... Chad
Kent Cheng ... Piggy
Bryan Larkin ... Ernest Hunt
Ben Ng ... Chubby
Ken Tong ... Tong (as Chun-Yip Tong)
Dongdong Xu ... Rose (as Raquel Xu)
Michelle Hu Michelle Hu ... Jane
Niki Chow ... May
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... General Piyamas
Chloe Chan Chloe Chan ... Alva
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Master Dane (as Wai-Man Chan)
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Storyline

The year is 1963, an illegal immigrant named Ho (Donnie Yen) sneaks into British-ruled Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunges into the underground world getting into constant conflict with rivals. After many adversaries, the once good-natured man is physically crippled and turns into a monster more atrocious than all the most corrupted cops and ruthless drug dealers. Ho eventually emerges as the most powerful drug lord under the control of Chief Detective Sergeant, Lee Rock (Andy Lau). However, with the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) by the law enforcement in 1974, Rock is forced into premature retirement. But Ho still insists he would not be stopped as he determines to become the sole dictator of the drug empire. Written by DOK

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English | Thai | Teochew

Release Date:

28 September 2017 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Chui Lung See more »

Filming Locations:

Chaozhou, Guangdong, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,346, 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$456,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,965,942
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Tsang who played Master Dane appeared in To Be Number One (1991) as Chief Inspector Lui. See more »

Goofs

AT the funeral scene in Thailand Ho lights a roll of $100 bills. But the bills have the 2006 redesign. See more »

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Version of To Be Number One (1991) See more »

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What happened with Hong Konk movies these days?
16 March 2018 | by lucian-gSee all my reviews

I am remembering the days when i was watching at least 7-8 films from hong kong cinema each year and one or even two movies from these would have make my back-hair lift of excitement and awesomeness. But since 2008 or 2009 forward, i must say, the chinese/hong kong movie industry has become something without head and tale. The screenplays are at the lowest level of intelligence, the editing of every film is downright baaaad, they are trying so hard to copy american movies, that it makes me almost wanting to give up watching any movie from HK or the main land. Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen... it's been a decade since any of them had made a good movie (the last big HK movie beeing IpMan - first part from 2008). I am only hoping that someone will appear, someone new (a director and writer), although is hard; i think the audience in china is very uneducated and they love films that are so easy to swallow, and they are many, there strenght is in their numbers. But who knows, maybe with not so many money, but with conviction, a young writer/director will get his chance, you never know. Greetings from Bucharest, Romania! :)


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