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The Last Tycoon (2012)

Da Shang Hai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 22 December 2012 (China)
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Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.

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Jing Wong

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Koon-Nam Lui (screenplay), Jing Wong (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Cheng Daiqi
Xiaoming Huang ... Cheng Da Qi (young)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Hong Shou Ting
Francis Ng ... Máo Zài
Quan Yuan Quan Yuan ... Ye Zhiqiu
Li Yuan Li Yuan ... Ling Husheng
Monica Siu-Kei Mok ... Bao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zhihua Doha Zhihua Doha ... Master Ye
Mark Du Mark Du ... Mao's subordinate
Joyce Wenjuan Feng ... Young Ye Zhiqiu (as Joyce Feng)
Hu Gao Hu Gao ... Lin Huai
Tian Gao Tian Gao ... Officer Pei
Zhi Han Zhi Han ... Lu Yongxiang, military gov.
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang
Yasuaki Kurata ... Nishino
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Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.

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Loyalty at all costs


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 December 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó mágnás See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The hand guns they used in 1915 and 1937-40 are of modern day design and not available in the period. See more »

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Over the Top? Sure, but Entertaining!
25 July 2013 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Cheng Daqi (played as a young man by Huang Xiaoming and as an older man by the legendary Chow Yun-Fat) is a village boy in 1913 China who loves Ye Zhiqiu (Feng Wenjuan), an aspiring opera performer. A blunder on Daqi's part lands him on death row, where he is taken under the wing of Mao Zai (Francis Ng), who subsequently brings him to Shanghai, where Daqi signs up with Hong Shouting (Sammo Hung), the town's leading gangster. Fast forward 24 years and it's 1937, and Daqi is himself a renowned gangster, blood brother of Hong; he is married to the lovely Bao (Monika Mok), but when Zhiqiu comes to town with her husband, the old sparks begin to fly again. But this is 1937, and the Japanese Imperial Army has designs on Shanghai, and all of China.... Well. The above synopsis only covers a part of the very complicated story of "The Last Tycoon," and I wasn't always certain about who was who and what was going on; that said, it's a wild and action-packed ride – knife fights (with umbrellas), gun fights, fighter jets dropping bombs, things blowing up real good, all pushed up to 11. Getting to see Chow Yun-Fat get back to his filmic roots, all guns blazing and tenderness toward the women in his life, is a real treat, and of course, the anti-heroic, good bad guy is a wonderful role for him. I'm not sure that I understood everything that went on, but I enjoyed it to bits!


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