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歲月風雲之上海皇帝 (1993)
Lord of East China Sea
Origin: Hong Kong
Circuit: Golden Harvest 
Genre: Crime 
Theatrical Run (HK): 04/22/1993 - 05/12/1993
Box Office: HK $16,755,896
  Poon Man-Kit
  Johnny Mak Tong-Hung
  Stephen Shiu Yeuk-Yuen
  Stephen Shiu Yeuk-Yuen
  Ray Lui Leung-Wai ... Luk Yu-San / Lu Yun San
  Kent Cheng Jak-Si ... Wong Chuen-Wing / Hwang Chin Yung
  Elvis Tsui Kam-Kong ... Yuen Siu-Kwan / Yuan Su Chun
  Carina Lau Ka-Ling ... Ms Liu
  Cecilia Yip Tung ... Donna Mang / Man Siu Tung
  William Ho Ka-Kui ... Officer Pei / Commander Pi Su Chin
  Lam Wai (1) ... Hau Fei
  Kent Tong Chun-Yip ... Chao Shan
  Michael Miu Kiu-Wai ... Colonel Ku Yu
  Siqin Gaowa ... Sister Kwai / Mrs Hwang Chin Yung
  Isabelle Chow Wang ... Wong's mistress/Yung's mistress
  Ronny Ching Siu-Lung ... Hwa
  Kelvin Wong Siu ... Ng Keung / Woo Chiang
  Jassie Lam Chak-Chi ... Pierre's interpretor
  Wong Chung-Kui ... Restaurant boss
  Che Pooi-Si ... Railway Minister's girlfriend
  Chan Ging-Cheung    
  Dickens Chan Wing-Chung ... Ting
  Kelvin Wong Ho-Yee ... Kao Ta Chiang
  Bruce Baron ... Pierre Chardin
Production Company
  Paragon Films Ltd.
Filming Company
  Johnny Mak Production Co. Ltd.
  Golden Harvest Productions (Hong Kong)
  Gala Film Distribution Limited (Hong Kong)
Assistant Director
  Yam Hok-Chung   Ting Hin-Lam
Script Supervisor
  Carol Lai Miu-Suet
  Horace Wong Wing-Hang
  Chik Kim-Kit
Art Director
  Ho Kim-Sing
Costume Designer
  Janet Chun Siu-Chun   Lee Man-Ling (1)   Fung Shui-Lin
  Cheng Wai-Fong (1)
Hair Stylist
  Middi Yau Shui-Han   Lo Chan-Kwong
  Fan Kung-Wing
  Chen Jih-Kang
  Lo Ta-Yu
  Raymond Chow Man-Wai   Johnny Mak Tong-Hung
  Benny Wong Chung-Yam   Virginia Lok Yee-Ling
Production Manager
  Perry Chung Kwok-Kei   Chow Tak-Wa
  The story of the rise to prominence of Luk, a Shanghai fruit seller who became one of the most powerful men in China in the first half of the 20th Century. Gaining favor with the local Shanghai Police Chief Wong for his courage and knowhow, Luk takes a job under Wong. When Wong sends Luk to foil the theft of an opium shipment by General Yuan, Luk, ever the opportunist, mediates an agreement between Wong and Yuan and soon, the French Consulate is "persuaded" to give the opium rights to the now rich threesome. After various conflicts and adventures, his fortunes then pit him on the side of the Kuomintang, who is poised to attack local laborers and student leaders. Realizing he has been used by the Kuomintang Army, Luk inventively creates an economic empire in order to destroy them. [Rim Films Catalog] The movie is essentially a biography of Lu Yun San (Ray Lui), who rose from being an illiterate fruit stand seller to the most powerful man in Shanghai. Lu is a man with a heart of gold but with two flaws: too willing to help out his friends, and too willing to gamble. Lu's first big break came when he befriends Huang Quan Rong (Kent Cheng, a powerful Police Chief Inspector in Shanghai and getting a job working for him (at a very brutal price I may add). As Huang's right hand man, Lu is sent to investigate a missing opium shipment from Generay Yuan Su Chan (Elvis Tsui Kam-Kong). Lu does one better by getting an agreement between Huang and General Yuan. Not only does Lu get this agreement, the French in the French Concession are also persuaded to give the selling opium rights to Lu, Huang and Yuan. This makes them instant millionaires. Later on, the trio is forced to make the difficult decision of choosing sides - union (Communist) or Kuomintang. [summary by Yellow Hammer]