Gu huo zi: Zhi ren zai jiang hu (Young and Dangerous) (1996)





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Based on the popular Hong Kong comic strip, "Guwak tsai" ("Triad Kids"), Young and Dangerous and its simultaneously released sequel are the first in what is to be a series of lively crime actioners. The first tells the story of how a street punks and their leader Chan Ho-Nam land themselves an esteemed position in the Hung Hing triad by killing a rival. Unfortunately, their sudden promotion sets in motion internal strife causing long time rivalries to flare and tragedy ensues leaving Nam suddenly out of the triad and eager for revenge against the triad's head troublemaker Kwan.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
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Art Top Movie Productions Ltd.


Ekin Cheng
as Chan Ho-nam
Jordan Chan
as Chicken Chiu
Gigi Lai
as Smartie
Chi Hung Ng
as Uncle Bee
Simon Yam
as Chiang Tin-Sung
Michael Tse
as Dai Tin-Yee
Jason Chu
as Chou-Pan
Jerry Lamb
as Pou-Pan
Suki Chan
as Ho Yan
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Being a rascal (triad) has never been so noble and has never been so much fun, either, than in Andrew Lau's controversial adaptation of the popular Teddy Boy comic that struck a cord with impressionable viewers and touched a raw nerve with the government and critics alike. Manfred Wong, who wrote and produced "Young and Dangerous," tailors his primary cast of obnoxious low ranking punks (Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Jerry Lamb, and Michael Tse) in such a way that attempts to convince his audience these young thugs (or "teddy boys") would never hurt anyone who didn't already have it coming and are all [mostly] above the deplorable acts often synonymous with organized crime. Apparently the kids bought it: "Young and Dangerous" proved the surprise hit of 1996 and proliferated two sequels that same year, in addition to three more official sequels, two spinoffs, and two prequels all in a span of four years. Parallel to past Andrew Lau projects "Young and Dangerous" is a train wreck of a film but one whose entertainment value is derived from your inability to look away.

Adam Laidig
Adam Laidig

Not bad, but nothing really amazing about this. There's many films from Hong Kong like this that came previously, but it's entertaining and watchable despite the lack of action and violence. The characters were likable and none too annoying, though Simon Yam should have had a larger role. It's a little too cheesy at times in it's attempts to be hip and cool but that adds to the appeal.

Lee ?
Lee ?

Super Reviewer


While most of the films in this franchise are pretty much interchangable this one, along with the second film, are not that bad at all. Jordan Chan is a lot of fun to watch, and Francis Ng and Simon Yam are in this.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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