Casino Raiders II

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Casino Raiders II
CasinoRaidersII.jpg
Film poster
Traditional 至尊無上II之永霸天下
Simplified 至尊无上II之永霸天下
Mandarin Zhì Zūn Wú Shàng Èr Zhī Yǒng Bà Tiān Xià
Cantonese Zi3 Zyun1 Mou4 Seong6 Zi1 Wing2 Baa3 Tin1 Haa6
Directed by Johnnie To
Produced by Jimmy Heung
Screenplay by Tsang Kan-cheung
Starring Andy Lau
Dave Wong
Jacklyn Wu
Monica Chan
Music by William Hu
Cinematography Horace Wong
Edited by Ng Kam-wa
Production
company
Win's Entertainment
Paka Hill Film Production
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Newport Entertainment
Release date
13 June 1991 (1991-06-13)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$16,889,659

Casino Raiders II is a 1991 Hong Kong action drama film directed by Johnnie To and starring Andy Lau, Dave Wong, Jacklyn Wu and Monica Chan. Despite the title, the film is the third installment in the Casino Raiders film series, following Casino Raiders (1989) and No Risk, No Gain (1990). The film franchise all have different storyline while sharing a common principal star of Andy Lau.[1][2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

According to the legend, before the God of Gamblers retired, he gave two piece of jade tablet to two people whom he is gracious to and whoever has a piece of the jade tablet can invite the God of Gamblers to help them win in a gambling competition. Later, one piece has returned to the God of Gamblers, while the other one is in the hands of someone.

Chicken Feet, Kit and James were Uncle Fan's apprentices. One time when Uncle Fan brought them to Osaka to compete with Taro Yamamoto, James killed Yamamoto for money and betrayed Fan, which caused Fan crippled and framed Kit for the murder of Yamamoto, leading him imprisoned. After Kit is imprisoned, Fan and Chicken Feet were forced too open a gamble table in a boat but James does not stop. James needs the jade tablet to participate in the Asia Gambling Competition and he believes Fan knows the whereabouts of the jade tablet.

In order to pull Chicken Feet and Kit from danger and have the two avenger him later, Uncle Fan jumps into the ocean and commits suicide. Later Kit is released from prison and intends to lead a normal life but he could not escape from James's pestering. In order to save his daughter and to escape from James's pestering, he cuts off his own hand. Chicken Feet and others had heard the news that Fan spread before and his death, which leads them to find the jade tablet. Because of this, James tries to kill them and Chicken Feet's girlfriend Siu-mui dies as a result. Kit later throws the disastrous jade down the ocean.

The Asia Gambling Competition begins, Kit participates to help Mr. Yeung, while Chicken Feet also participates to avenge Siu-mui and Uncle Fan. Finally, Kit, Chicken Feet, previous champion James and another competitor encounter in the final round. Kit follows Yeung's idea to lose all the money, since Yeung bet James to win. Finally, Chicken Feet, with an A spades, 3 spades, 4 spades, 5 spades and a 2 spades under competes with James, who has a J clubs, J diamonds, Q diamond, Q hearts and a Q spades under. Chicken Feet puts a fake jade and his own life at stake to bet with James's life. James quits before betting with Chicken Feet, and Chicken Feet wins US$40 million and becomes the new Asian Gambling Champ.

Later, Yeung learns that James bet US$5 million for himself to lose and the angered Yeung sends people to kill James.

Finally, Chicken Feet temporary leaves Hong Kong to avoid danger and right after seeing off Chicken Feet leave, Kit was shot by a group of thugs and the film ends.

Cast[edit]

  • Andy Lau as Chicken Feet
  • Dave Wong as Kit
  • Jacklyn Wu as Siu-mui
  • Monica Chan as Kit's ex-girlfriend
  • Kelvin Wong as James
  • Anthony Wong as Pau
  • Chan Cheuk-yan as Yan
  • Lau Siu-ming as Uncle Fan
  • Lee Siu-kei as Uncle Kei
  • Peter Yang as Mr. Yeung
  • Tien Feng as Mr. Chung
  • Wong San as Competition Judge
  • Lau Kong as King Kong
  • Lam Chung as Funeral Director (cameo)
  • Lau Shun as Toro Yamamoto (cameo)
  • Wong Yat-fei as Kit's cousin (cameo)
  • Anna Ng as Kit's cousin's wife (cameo)
  • Wong Wai-kei as Kit's ex-wife
  • Au-yeung Yiu-yam as Poker cheat on Fan's boat
  • Shing Wan-on as Mr. Shing
  • Lui Siu-ming as Shing's man
  • Choi Kwok-kuen as Pau's thug
  • James Ha as Pau's thug
  • Chang Sing-kwong as Pau's thug
  • Lau Shung Fung as Pau's thug
  • Fung Man-kwong as Yeung's bodyguard
  • Hui Sze-man as Mahjong friend of cousin's wife
  • Jameson Lam as James's thug
  • Fan Chin-hung as James's thug
  • Lam Foo-wai as James's thug
  • Chan Sek as James's thug
  • Tang Cheung as Funeral MC
  • Ma Yuk-sing as Assassin with newspaper
  • Ho Chi-moon as Gambling competition spectator

Music[edit]

Theme song[edit]

  • The Days We Went Through Together (一起走過的日子) (Cantonese) / The Fate of Next Life (來生緣) (Mandarin)
    • Composer: William Hu
    • Lyricist: Siu Mei
    • Singer: Andy Lau

Insert themes[edit]

  • The Dream that Never Dies (不死的夢)
    • Composer: William Hu
    • Lyricist: Siu Mei
    • Singer: Andy Lau
  • Heartache (心痛)
    • Composer: Dave Wong
    • Lyricist: Dave Wong
    • Singer: Dave Wong

Ending theme[edit]

  • Cold Long Street (冰冷長街) (Cantonese) / Forget You Why Not Forget Myself (忘記你不如忘記自己) (Mandarin)
    • Composer: Johann Ziller, Claus Lessmann
    • Lyricist: Dave Wong (Cantonese), Cheung Fong-lo (Mandarin)
    • Singer: Dave Wong

Box office[edit]

The film grossed HK$16,889,659 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 13 June to 11 July 1991 in Hong Kong.

Award nomination[edit]

  • 11th Hong Kong Film Awards
    • Nominated: Best Original Film Song (The Days We Went Through Together (一起走過的日子) - Composer: William Hu, Lyricist: Siu Mei, Singer: Andy Lau)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Casino Raiders II(1991)". imdb.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  2. ^ Mr Blue. "Casino Raiders II (1991)". hkmdb.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Watch Casino Raiders Ii (1993) Free Online". ovguide.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Casino Raiders 2". youtube.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013.

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