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Young and Dangerous 2
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Back for more: the Young and Dangerous gang
  
Chinese: 古惑仔2之猛龍過江
Year: 1996
Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung
Producer: Manfred Wong
Action: Dion Lam Dik-On
Cast: Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Jordan Chan Siu-Chun, Gigi Lai Chi, Chingmy Yau Suk-Ching, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Jerry Lamb Hiu-Fung, Michael Tse Tin-Wah, Jason Chu Wing-Tong, Lui Chun, Halina Tam Siu-Wan, Moses Chan Ho, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung, Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Spencer Lam Seung-Yi, Lee Siu-Kei
The Skinny: A more complex story makes this sequel better than its triad-glorifying predecessor.
 
Review
by Kozo:

Quickie sequel to the hit Young and Dangerous focuses this time on Chicken (Jordan Chan Siu-Chun), whose old boss and hot girlfriend (Chingmy Yau) from Taiwan try to make an inroads into Macau. However, they intend to do so at the cost of Chickenís old gang, the Hung Hing Group run by reinstated (and ever benevolent) boss Simon Yam. Complicating things are a rivalry between Nam (Dior Cheng) and fellow Hung Hing member and nose-picker Tai Fei (Anthony Wong), who sides with the Taiwanese against his Hung Hing brothers.

Featuring more young triad angst and action, this sequel stands up to and even surpasses the original. However, that might signify more of an HK movie malaise than an actual stamp of quality. True, the film succeeds on more levels because it has less comic book posturing and concentrates more on actual realities of gang life. It ends rather anticlimactically, though. As the scheming bad girl from Taiwan, Chingmy Yau is pretty good, but that isnít her real voice weíre hearing. Kozo (1996)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese Subtitles
Also see:

Young and Dangerous (1996)
Young and Dangerous 3 (1996)
Young and Dangerous 4 (1997)
Young and Dangerous 5 (1998)
Born to be King (2000)
Young and Dangerous: The Prequel (1998)
Portland Street Blues (1998)
Those Were the Days (2000)

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