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Once a Gangster (2010)

Fei saa fung chung chun (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 May 2010 (Hong Kong)
(Cantonese with English Subtitles) In this hilarious triad movie parody, celebrity cook "Roast Pork" finds his idyllic life turn topsy-turvy when his old mentor comes out of nowhere and commands him to be the successor of his gang.

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Felix Chong

Writer:

Felix Chong
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Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Sparrow
Jordan Chan ... Roast Pork
Alex Fong ... Kerosene
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan ... Scissor
Michelle Ye ... Nancy
On-On Yu ... Lady Pearl
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Yan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sze-Kwan Cheng Sze-Kwan Cheng
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik
Fung Kwok
Wing-Kit Leung Wing-Kit Leung ... Di Caprio
Pong Nan ... Greasy
Kwan-Ho Sze Kwan-Ho Sze ... Inspector Lau's subordinate #4
Derek Tsang ... (as Kwok Cheung Tsang)
Chi-Wang Wong Chi-Wang Wong
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(Cantonese with English Subtitles) In this hilarious triad movie parody, celebrity cook "Roast Pork" finds his idyllic life turn topsy-turvy when his old mentor comes out of nowhere and commands him to be the successor of his gang.

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Once upon a time ...
8 May 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Not really, but I guess once a gangsta always a ... con man? Or something along those lines. This is an interesting mixture of fun and action thrown together. There are real consequences of violence depicted here (vivid with blood and generally with death). But that does not mean the movie gets rid of the slapstick it wants to give the audience.

There are quite a few fun moments here. Not all work of course and you may argue that it is predictable (maybe not everything depending on how much you are enticed by the characters), but overall this is quite decent. Stunts work, story is interesting enough, what more can one want? Unless you are not into eastern movies in general of course, but then why are you here?


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

20 May 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fei Sha Feng Zhong Zhuan See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,052,022
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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