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爛賭英雄 (1987)
Born to Gamble

Reviewed by: mpongpun
Date: 07/20/2003

Gambling flicks and Wong Jing go hand in hand. Sometimes other plot elements that do not seem to be involved in the flick get thrown in such as Ah Fan’s (Stanley Fung Shui Fan) adventure to the Philippines to bring back a Filipina wife (Maria Isabel Lopez-Miss Philippines 1982). Nevertheless, the flick was a decent watch. In this one, die hard gambler Lolanto (Nat Chan) is pressed into giving up gambling if he wants the love of his life, Hung (Joyce Godenzi), to marry him. The kicker is this: in order to marry Hung, Lolanto must beat Hung’s Father, King Gambler Hsin (Chu Yuan), in 3 different gambling events in order to win Hung’s hand in marriage.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

A gambling genius abruptly retires when he meets the girl of hisdreams who despises any form of gambling. The twist is that her father was once the King of Gamblers and dares the young genius to play a game of mahjong for his daughter's hand.

[Reviewed by Tai Seng Catalog]