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Always be the Winners
Year: 1994
Director: Jacky Pang Yi-Wah
Producer: Steven Lo Kit-Sing
Cast: Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu, Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Dior Cheng Yee-Kin (Ekin Cheng), Charine Chan Ka-Ling, Teresa Mak Ka-Kei, Hei Yiu
The Skinny: Even good actors can make bad movies, but this all-star disaster is inexcusable. When Ekin Cheng comes through on his next concert tour, I plan to buy a copy of the VCD and chuck it at his head.
by Kozo:
     Insipid and boring New Years Comedy suffers from lack of everything: plot, story, character, and just plain jokes. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is the latest decendant in a powerful gambling family who must duel his rival (Dior Cheng), who's also the latest decendant in a powerful gambling family. Leung fears he's outmatched so he hires the China King of Gamblers (Tony Leung Ka-Fai) to help out. However, the guy is really just a shameless gold digger. Making matters worse are yet another character played by Tony Leung Ka-Fai and some bizarre stuff involving Teresa Mak wearing a cape. There's also something in this movie involving "spirit sucking".
     If the lack of a coherent plot synopsis disturbs you, then be warned: the film itself is far more disturbing. A mishmash of unintelligible and unfunny comedy concepts, this ill-conceived Lunar New Year Comedy runs away with the award for worst film of 1994, which is no mean feat considering over one hundred and fifty films were released in Hong Kong that year. By now, we know that no careers were destroyed by this film, but if they had been then I wouldn't have been surprised. This movie is that bad. It does contain some amusing gambling, but is it worth wading through the rest of the film to get to it? The answer to that: NO, in capital letters. (Kozo 1996/1998) Copyright 2002-2017 Ross Chen