God of Gamblers II

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God of Gamblers II
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Film poster
Traditional 賭俠
Simplified 赌侠
Mandarin Dǔ Xiá
Cantonese Dou2 Hap6
Directed by Wong Jing
Produced by Jimmy Heung
Written by Wong Jing
Starring Andy Lau
Stephen Chow
Monica Chan
Ng Man-tat
Sharla Cheung
Charles Heung
Music by Lowell Lo
Cinematography David Chung
Edited by Poon Hung
Distributed by Win's Movie Production & I/E Co. Ltd.
Release date(s)
  • 13 December 1990 (1990-12-13)
Running time 99 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$40,342,758

God of Gamblers II (Chinese: 賭俠; Cantonese Yale: Dou Hap; literally: "Knight of Gambling") is a 1990 Hong Kong action comedy film written and directed by Wong Jing. It stars Andy Lau as Little Knife, Stephen Chow as the Saint of Gamblers, and Ng Man-Tat as Blackie Tat. This movie is a sequel to both God of Gamblers, which included Lau's character, and to All for the Winner, which starred Chow and Ng. This film should not be confused with God of Gamblers Returns, also released as God of Gamblers 2, and in essence the true sequel to the original God of Gamblers.

Summary[edit]

In this movie, down on his luck, Chow Sing-Cho (Stephen Chow), seeks out the God of Gamblers, in hopes of becoming his disciple. Unfortunately, the God of Gamblers is unreachable and out of the country, last heard to be in Brazil, and Michael Chan, the Knight of Gamblers (Andy Lau) replaces the God of Gamblers. When a phony attempts to impersonate the Knight of Gamblers in a huge scam, it's up to the real Knight and Saint of Gamblers to team up and defeat their formidable challenger. The film combines intricate action sequences with sharp comedic timing.

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Title[edit]

  • Even though the international English title is God of Gamblers II, this is not the direct sequel to the 1989 film starring Chow Yun-Fat. This film's title literally translates to The Knight of Gamblers.

Significance of the film[edit]

Wong Jing was so impressed with All for the Winner that he contacted Stephen Chow to star in two sequels made during 1991. This combo went on to make several money making films turning Stephen Chow into an Asian Comedy star and helping boost Jing Wong's status as one of the top film makers in Hong Kong.

This movie is followed by God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai, which does not have Andy Lau, but features actress Gong Li in two roles.

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