Year / Countries: 1989 / Hong Kong
Genres: thriller, comedy, drama
Directors: Jing Wong
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat (Ko Chun, God of Gamblers), Andy Lau (Michael Chan, Knife), Joey Wang (Jane), Charles Heung (Lung Wu, Dragon), Fong Lung (Ko Yee), Sharla Cheung (Janet)
Incredibly lucky and talented Ko Chun got the nickname "God of Gamblers" due to his talent not to lose in any gambling - whether it be cards or craps. However, not everyone likes the guy's abilities and one day he fell into a trap, where he got serious injuries.
One sharper who is known as Knife picked up an injured Chun. Because of incident the player lost his memory and acted a lot like a child. Fortunately, it did not affect his ability to win in gambling. Sharper noticed the guy's abilities and decided to use them.
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Interesting facts about the film:
- The main characters of the film (Ko Chun and Knife) made all the card tricks themselves.
- The poker players play 5-card stud in the film.
- In fact, the sharper’s technique shown in the film is called “hand mucking”.