Portland Street Blues

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Portland Street Blues
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Traditional 古惑仔情義篇之洪興十三妹
Simplified 古惑仔情义篇之洪兴十三妹
Directed by Yip Wai Man
Produced by Manfred Wong
Written by Manfred Wong
Starring Sandra Ng
Kristy Yang
Alex Fong Chung-Sun
Wan Yeung Ming
Shu Qi
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release date(s)
  • 21 February 1998 (1998-02-21)
Running time 120 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office $4,261,745

Portland Street Blues (古惑仔情義篇之洪興十三妹) is a 1998 Hong Kong film, directed by Yip Wai Man. The film is a spin-off of the Young and Dangerous series of films.

Synopsis[edit]

This spin-off movie provides a contrast to the other Young and Dangerous films with greater character development. This time, the story's focus is on a female character - Sister 13 (Sandra Ng) of the "Hung Hing" triad. In a triad underworld dominated by men, the film tells the story of how she faces trials and tribulations of rising to become the branch leader of Portland Street. The story shows the reasons she became a lesbian. The film also gives more details about the "Tung Sing" triad, and how the relationship between Sister 13 and Ben Hon develops.

Notes[edit]

  • Notable absences: Chicken, Dai Tin-Yee, Tai Fei and Chairman Chiang
  • This is one of the few movies in which Ng Man Tat, who is usually in many mo lei tau movies, took a more serious role, making this movie an example of his ability to act in other kinds of role.
  • Ng Man-Tat, Sandra Ng and John Ching were previously in a film together in the movie God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai, which starred Stephen Chow.
  • In the same year, John Ching and Kristy Yang also appeared in the ATV series My Date with a Vampire. Coincidentally like the movie, Ching's character also has an attraction to Yang's character. However, the movie depicted the attraction out of lust while the series depicted the attraction as innocent since Ching's character was depicted as a Mother's Boy.

Cast and roles[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

18th Hong Kong Film Awards

  • Won: Best Actress (Sandra Ng)
  • Won: Best Supporting Actress (Shu Qi)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Kristy Yang)

35th Golden Horse Awards

  • Won: Best Supporting Actress (Shu Qi)
  • Nominated: Best Actress (Sandra Ng)

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