Du sheng (All for the Winner) (1990)

Du sheng (All for the Winner) (1990)





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This low-budget knockoff of God of Gamblers succeeds primarily due to an exuberant star-making turn from Stephen Chiau as Shing, a rube from the Chinese mainland who comes to Hong Kong to visit his uncle, Blackie Tat (Ng Man-tat). Blackie isn't thrilled about his nephew's visit until he learns that Shing has the ability to see through things, a sort of X-ray vision. As a gambler, it doesn't take Blackie long to realize that Shing's abilities could make him a great deal of money, but news travels quickly and Shing is soon torn between two powerful gamblers who want him to be their proxy in a big competition. Taiwanese kingpin Chan Chung gets Shing first, so his Hong Kong rival, Hung Kong (Paul Chun), tries to kill him. Shing survives the attempt, but Hung manages to stop him from competing by kidnapping Chan's pretty bodyguard, Yee-mong (Sharla Cheung), who has won the young man's heart. The film is filled with action as well as humorous takeoffs on everything from Fist of Fury to A Better Tomorrow. In an amusing twist of fate, this knockoff actually made more money than its model, and was followed by a sequel audaciously titled God of Gamblers II. Sandra Ng co-stars with co-director Corey Yuen and Sheila Chan. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy
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Corey Yuen
as Shing
Jeffrey Lau
as Chung Chan
Man Tat Ng
as Blackie Tat
Paul Chun
as Hung
Cheung Man
as Yee Mong
Yun-Fat Chow
as God of Gamblers
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Comedian Stephen Chow portrays a supernatural gambler from the mainland effectively exploited by his uncle (Ng Man-tat) in Hong Kong. Directors Jeff Lau and Corey Yuen Kwai play most of the action straight but Chow has his way with a hilarious parody of John Woo's "The Killer" in the crowd-pleasing gambling comedy that broke all previous domestic records (including Woo's own 1986 watershed "A Better Tomorrow") and turned Chow into the colony's top box office draw deposing Jackie Chan who ruled the market during the '80s.

Adam Laidig
Adam Laidig

Probably one of the most important Stephen Chow films in his career, for this is pretty much the first comedy Chow, who started with an extra and very small roles, did. Also in terms of how fine his gags are, this is good one. The combination with Man-Tat Ng, which we see in a lot of Chow's later works, is already excellent here (can say even the best). What is not to be forgotten is that this is a very early film by Jeffrey Lau and Corey Yuen, who release several creative and interesting action films later in their long-term collaboration (They both are in the film, too). This films was made as a parody of Yun-Fat Chow's "God of Gamblers" (1989), but Stephen Chow's character was selected to appear in the second of "God of Gamblers" series as one of the main characters, since his job and this film was very successful. This one's definitely enjoyable.

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

A Stephen Chow film where he uses his mystical powers in the world of gambling. When it becomes known he has these powers, organized crime elements try to stop him. Very funny - long before Kung Fu Hustle or Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow still had prime comedic skills.


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