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Weeds on Fire (2016)

Dian wu bu (original title)
The 1st FFFI Winning Film Projects Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau first launched the First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI) in March 2013 to ... See full summary »

Director:

Chi Fat Chan

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Chi Fat Chan (screenplay) (as Stevefat), Chi Fat Chan (story) (as Stevefat) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kai Chi Liu ... Principal Lu Kwong-Fai
Yiu-Sing Lam Yiu-Sing Lam ... Tse Chi-Lung
Tony Tsz-Tung Wu ... Fan Chun-Wai
Chan-Leung Poon ... Mr. Tsang (Sha Tin's Chief Commissioner)
Li-Min Sun Li-Min Sun ... Lung's Father (as Li-Man Sun)
Hedwig Tam ... Wai's Girlfriend (Tsz Ching) (as Sin-Yin Tam)
Ka-Ki Sham Ka-Ki Sham ... Chan Keung
Jie Shui Jie Shui ... Lung's Mother
Simin Wang Simin Wang ... Lung's Dream Lover (Ling)
Jan Lamb ... Voice Over (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hon-Lam Chau Hon-Lam Chau ... Short (Shatin Martins)
Trevor Tak-Hei Cheung Trevor Tak-Hei Cheung ... Tak (Shatin Martins)
Ming-Fai Kwan Ming-Fai Kwan ... Kwan Gong (Shatin Martins)
Ka-Hei Lam Ka-Hei Lam ... Locker (Shatin Martins)
Yui Hon LI Yui Hon LI ... Ka Leung (Shatin Martins) (as Aris Yui Hon Li)
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Storyline

The 1st FFFI Winning Film Projects Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau first launched the First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI) in March 2013 to identify new talents through a competition on screenplay and production proposals. In the year of 1984, Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed and the future of Hong Kong became unclear. In the stream of history, this story of a baseball team beneath the Lion Rock had gradually been forgotten: In that year, 'Shatin Martins', the first Hong Kong youth baseball team, was formed. The 10 young players were living an uneasy and restless life as Hong Kong. Being humiliated by one defeat after another, the faith of 'Shatin Mart their strong rival, the Japanese Buffalo ins' hanged in the balance. However, the hardship only brought out their bravery to surmount themselves and overcome the struggles. Living in the golden age, these players ignited their glory with every game as they grew together with their ...

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

25 August 2016 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$536,012
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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Seems Like So Far Away
Music & Arranged by Day Tai
Lyrics by Paul Tsang & Lydia Lau
Performed by Lydia Lau
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Major (chinese) League
17 April 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Well I'm not comparing this to the Charlie Sheen movie, but I thought this would be a fun summary line. I hope no one is offended or led to the wrong conclusion. Which only could happen, if you didn't read on. Having said all that, this is a story about outsiders. Fish out of water, people overcoming odds and however else you want to call the underdogs here.

So while it will have quite a few "cliches" in it, the overall ark is still interesting to watch and there is tension overall. Not to mention some fun you can have along the way (again not a comedy, rather a drama with some fun moments). Nicely played and acted - if that sounds like something you can enjoy that is.


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