Young and Dangerous 4
|Young and Dangerous 4|
|Directed by||Andrew Lau|
|Produced by||Manfred Wong|
|Written by||Manfred Wong|
|Music by||Ronald Ng|
|Distributed by||Golden Harvest Company
BoB and Partners Co. Ltd.
|Running time||106 min.|
Young and Dangerous 4 (Chinese: 97古惑仔之戰無不勝; Literal Title 97 Wise Guys: No War Cannot Be Won) is a 1997 Hong Kong triad film directed by Andrew Lau. It is the third sequel to the Young and Dangerous film series.
The film opens in 1996. It begins with a wedding of Tan Ting Yee and his girlfriend. At the wedding, Chan Ho Nam agrees to travel to Thailand with the other branch leaders of Hung Hing in order to try and recruit Chiang Tian Sheng to lead the Hung Hing triad. While 6 of the 12 branch leaders are in Thailand, Dinosaur, back in Hong Kong, who leads Tuen Muen area for Hung Hing is assassinated by being thrown over a building by Tiger of rival gang Tung Sing society. The following day, Chan Ho Nam and his fellow leaders in Thailand learn of Dinosaurs demise and agree to elect a new branch leader for the Tuen Muen area. the Two nominees are Barbarian (Dinosaurs right hand man) and Chicken San Gai (Chan Ho Nams right hand man). Chan Ho Nam warns Chicken of the dangers of running for branch leader but Chicken chooses to run anyway causing a feud among their friendship. Mean while Chiang Tian Sheng agrees to head back to Hong Kong to lead the Hung Hing society. He declares that Barbarian and Chicken are given a time period to prove themselves worthy of leading Tuen Muen for Hung Hing.
Back in Hong Kong, Shuk Fan begins her career as a teacher with the worst students in the high school and she is able to temporarily befriend them. Meanwhile, Chicken is fighting an uphill battle for his candidacy for Tuen Muen. Barbarian who is a local of Tuen Muen already has the upper hand in terms of support from the locals. Chicken tries to throw parties but no on attends as everyone else is at Barbarians party. At every turn, Chicken is continuously humiliated by Barbarian. Barbarian even has help from Tiger of rival gang Tung Sing. Tiger provides Barbarian with his wisdom, support, and money. He hopes to gain his own control of Tuen Muen area with his own society with Barbarian as his puppet.
Tan Ting Yee attempts to assassinate Barbarian for Chicken as a token of their friendship. However the assassination fails and Yee is severely injured. He would have died if Tai Fai hadn't intervened and saved Yee. Afterwards Yee goes into hiding to recover his wounds. Pou Pei is seduced by Barbarians younger brothers girlfriend and let slip the whereabouts of Yee to her. she relays the information back. Tiger and his men burst into Tan Ting Yees apartment and rape his wife and throws him over the building killing him.
All of Chickens supporters come under attack and Barbarians victory is almost in his grasp. Banana who helped run a bar for Chicken is accused of drugging his customers and is arrested. In reality the drugs were planted by accomplices of Barbarian. Shuk Fan is attacked by her students and Chan Ho Nam substitutes for her. he warns the students of the dangers of the Triad Gangster world but the students dismiss him.
The final moment has arrived and Chicken has to face off against Barbarian in a debate. The debate is extremely heated. Chicken is barely able to fend off the accusations by Barbarian. Barbarian is being directed by Tiger by use of a headphone and mouth piece who is the source of Barbarians quick thinking. after the voting, Barbarian is almost declared the winner when they are interrupted by Sister 13 and Ben Hon. They bring with them an informant. The girl who had seduced Pou Pei had earlier been betrayed by Barbarians younger brother and now knows all the dirty tricks Barbarian was using. Right when she spells all the details of Barbarian, she is shot by Tiger. Meanwhile Barbarian tries to attack her but is subdued. His hat falls off revealing the head piece he was using to communicate with Tiger and all see him for what he really is. Tiger meanwhile is cornered by all of Hung Hing. A fight breaks out and Tiger is killed on the spot. With Barbarian exposed, Chicken is elected to be branch leader of Tuen Muen.
The film ends as mission complete with Chan Ho-Nam and Chicken Chiu as equal branch leaders. The movie was distributed by Universal Pictures as the snapshot fades to portraits as the background and screen fades to black and the movie ends. It was officially reinnaugurated by Young and Dangerous 5 it was officially premiered on New Year's Day 1998.
- Ekin Cheng - Chan Ho-Nam
- Jordan Chan - Chicken Chiu
- Pinky Cheung - K.K.
- Roy Cheung - Lui Yiu-Yeung/Thunder Tiger
- Jason Chu - Banana Skin (also played Chou-Pan in a flashback)
- Jerry Lamb - Pou-Pan
- Spencer Lam - Father Lam
- Lee Siu-kei - Key
- Sammuel Leung
- Ken Lo - Prince
- Alex Man - Chiang Tin-Yeung
- Karen Mok - Lam Suk-Fan/Wasabi
- Ng Chi Hung - Tiger
- Sandra Ng - Sister 13
- Michelle Reis - Lee Yan-Kin
- Michael Tse - Dai Tin-Yee
- Wan Yeung-ming - Ben Hon
- Anthony Wong Chau-Sang - Tai Fai
- Ronald Wong - Superman