Top Bet

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The Top Bet
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Traditional 賭霸
Simplified 赌霸
Mandarin Dǔ Bà
Cantonese Dou2 Baa3
Directed by Jeffrey Lau
Corey Yuen
Produced by Jeffrey Lau
Corey Yuen
Written by Jeffrey Lau
Ng See-yuen
Corey Yuen
Starring Carol Cheng
Anita Mui
Ng Man-tat
Music by Lowell Lo
Cinematography Jimmy Leung
Edited by Hai Kit-wai
Production
company
Bo Ho Films
Paragon Films
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release date
  • 7 March 1991 (1991-03-07)
Running time
111 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$15,575,932

Top Bet (Chinese: 賭霸 Literal translation: Queen of Gambling) is a 1991 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Jeffrey Lau and Corey Yuen and starring Carol Cheng, Anita Mui and Ng Man-tat. It is a sequel to Lau and Yuen's 1990 film, All for the Winner.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

After Sing (Stephen Chow) uses his special powers to beat Hung Kwong (Paul Chun) in the Gambling King Competition, his elder sister Mei (Anita Mui) is ordered by the Special Power Clan in Mainland China to bring him back as he is not supposed to use his special powers for gambling. Meanwhile, Sing is on a world tour and Mui cannot find him in their Third Uncle's (Ng Man-tat) home. In the meantime, Sing's ex-Taiwanese boss Chan Chung (Jeffrey Lau) is looking for him to represent Taiwan again in another upcoming world gambling competition. Since he cannot be found, his uncle is at his wit's end to find someone with similar powers to replace him. Whence, comes a rescuer in the form of a local female gambler by the name of Fanny (Carol Cheng'), aka Queen of Gambling, at a fish market. But in reality, she is no more than a con artist fooling her fellow fishmongers. Fanny decides to pretend to have special powers because she needs a large sum of money to cure her younger brother's illness.

Cast[2][3][4][edit]

  • Anita Mui as Mei, Sing's elder sister
  • Carol Dodo Cheng as Fanny, The Queen of Gambling
  • Ng Man-tat as Blackie Tat/Sam Suk (3rd uncle)
  • Sandra Ng as Ping
  • Lowell Lo as Tai
  • Paul Chun as Hung Kwong
  • Jeffrey Lau as Chan Chung
  • Corey Yuen as Fishy Shing
  • Kenny Bee as Bee
  • Bowie Wu as referee at gambling competition
  • Shing Fui-On as Brother Shaw/male voice of Aunty Luk
  • Dion Lam Dik-On as Kwong's hired killer
  • Yuen Wah as Sifu Wu Lung Lo (cameo)
  • Stephen Chow as Sing (cameo)
  • Sharla Cheung Man (cameo; archive footage)
  • Angelina Lo as Aunty Luk
  • Lau Shun as Yim Chun
  • Elaine Law Suet-Ling as fat lady reporter
  • Sze Mei-Yee as Competition commentator
  • Lo Hung as Fanny's 1st competitor
  • Hoh Dung as Brother Shaw's man
  • Jameson Lam Wa-Fan as Chung's bodyguard
  • So Wai-Nam as Chung's bodyguard
  • Dickens Chan Wing-Chung as Tony
  • Wong Ying-Kit as doctor
  • Fruit Chan Goh as spectator
  • Rico Chu Tak-On as manager of Dominic Saloon
  • Hui Sze-Man as customer of Dominic Saloon
  • Chan Ging as robber at Dominic Saloon
  • Lee Ying-Git as robber
  • Alexander Chan Mong-Wah as gambler
  • Benny Tse Chi-Wah as ice-cream seller

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All for the Winner - Note". LoveHKFilm. Retrieved 16th June 2016
  2. ^ "Top Bet". hkmdb. Retrieved 17th June 2016
  3. ^ "Top Bet". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 17th June 2016
  4. ^ "Top Bet". imdb. Retrieved 17th June 2016

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