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Throw Down (2004)

Yau doh lung fu bong (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 July 2004 (Hong Kong)
A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi), Tin-Shing Yip (as Yip Tin Shing) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Koo ... Sze-To Bo
Aaron Kwok ... Tony
Cherrie Ying ... Mona (as Cherrie In)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Lee Kong (as Tony Leung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Brother Savage (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Jordan Chan ... Mona's Agent
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Master Cheng (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Calvin Choi Calvin Choi ... Jing (as Calvin Choy)
Jack Kao ... Mona's Dad (as Kao Kuo Hsin)
Albert Au Albert Au ... Judo Actor
Fan Yeung Fan Yeung ... Judo Actor (as Yeung Fan)
Chung Wing Chung Wing ... Judo Actor (as Wing Chung)
Park-Yin Kwok Park-Yin Kwok ... Judo Actor (as Kwok Park Yin)
Ka-Ho Chiu Ka-Ho Chiu ... Judo Actor (as Chui Ka Ho)
Wai Kit Cheung Wai Kit Cheung ... Judo Actor (as Cheung Wai Kit)
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Storyline

A former judo champion quits the tournament cirucit and runs a nightclub. However, when a new challenger appears as well as an old rival and a judo master in need of reviving his school, the young man must go back in training and prepare for the ultimate challenge. Written by Ninja01

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judo | hong kong | gamble | bar | 2000s | See All (5) »

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese | Min Nan

Release Date:

8 July 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marks the third time director Johnnie To and actor Louis Koo collaborated in a director/actor relation. See more »

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The shallow get exactly what they deserve...
25 October 2004 | by munchiehkSee all my reviews

Anyone who watches a Johnnie To movie only for the fight scenes is rather missing the point by a few country miles. This is a director with an impeccable dramatic sense, for whom the violence is purely a by-product of the fallibility of his characters. How on Earth can anyone watch a movie in a language they do not understand, without subtitles, and expect to come away with any feeling but disappointment? It would be like watching The Godfather in Croatian. The point with Throwdown, as with most of Johnnie To's movies, is the CHARACTERS! This may not be his all time greatest film (I would still go for All About Ah - Long), but it is still a great piece of drama. I would recommend anyone to check this out, the subtitled version, not the mainland Chinese pirate version, which is all they sell in Pacific mall, and enjoy a very entertaining piece of film making from one of Hong Kong's masters.


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