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Gallants (2010)

Da lui toi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | June 2010 (USA)
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Weedy office worker Cheung is sent to a remote village to secure property rights for his real estate company. Two martial artists run the village's teahouse, which was once the kung-fu ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Siu-Lung Leung ... Tiger
Kuan Tai Chen ... Dragon
Teddy Robin Kwan ... Master Ben Law
You-Nam Wong You-Nam Wong ... Cheung
J.J. Jia J.J. Jia ... Kwai
Jin Au-Yeung ... Mang (as Jin Auyeung)
Haitao Li Haitao Li ... Pon Ka-kwun
Wing-Cheong Law Wing-Cheong Law ... Bronze Rooster
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... Fun
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Master Pong (as Wai-Man Chan)
Meng Lo ... Jade Kirin
Kuan-Chung Ku ... Officer Fei Yeung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min-Leung Chan Min-Leung Chan ... Golden Swallow
Oscar Ka Li Oscar Ka Li ... Ching's student (as Ka Lee)
Bing-Man Tam ... Narrator (voice)
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Weedy office worker Cheung is sent to a remote village to secure property rights for his real estate company. Two martial artists run the village's teahouse, which was once the kung-fu school of their teacher Master Law. Law is in fact lying unconscious upstairs in a three decades-long coma, but he awakes when gym boss and local landlord Pong attempts to secure the teahouse for redevelopment. Law mistakes Cheung for a former student and starts training him in preparation for a martial-arts tournament at Pong's gym that will decide all their fates. Written by Anonymous

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Originally conceived as being about a a musical group in the 1960s and 1970s. One member suffers a stroke and begins to realize he has not done anything of importance in his life. Feeling that he may die soon, his last wish is to go back to his youth, find all his friends, and do one final show. Finding it difficult to sell the story about musicians, the writers changed the theme of the plot to being about kung fu masters instead. For the cast, Cheng and Kwok felt that if they could not get the actors Kuan Tai Chen and Bruce Leung, they would not make the film. See more »


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Old School
28 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Or school of Hard Knocks? (not the one Jay-Z was singing about mind you) Depending on your back knowledge of Shaw Brothers movies, this might interest you or not. It does offer a nice retrospective and nods to those movies. Or the era in general. Plus it stars a few of the people that were very big back then. (no pun intended)

Of course the way it is mixed together will not appeal to everybody and though it does have some philosophical aspects it is too thin in other areas. Plus it does not seem to have a constant flow, changing from humour to seriousness in a second. Which is staying true to some extent, but then again it did update a few things, so why not that one too?

All in all you could be almost excused if you thought this was an older movie than it actually is. That was the goal and they achieved it. Nostalgia or not, this is will mostly appeal to a certain group of people. And even they (some of them) might not even like it completely.

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Release Date:

June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China


Box Office


HKD8,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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