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Young and Dangerous 3
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Don't mess with us: the Young and Dangerous gang
  
Chinese: 古惑仔3之隻手遮天
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, Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung, Ng Chi-Hung, Chan Wai-ManAnthony Wong Chau-Sang, Jerry Lamb Hiu-Fung, Michael Tse Tin-Wah, Jason Chu Wing-Tong, Lui Chun, Halina Tam Siu-Wan, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung, Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Spencer Lam Seung-Yi, Lee Siu-Kei, Bonnie Lai Suk-Yin, Samuel Leung Cheuk-Moon
The Skinny: Interesting character development and appropriate action make this installment better than the first two Young and Dangerous movies.
 
Review
by Kozo:

When we last left our Hung Hing buddies, Chicken (Jordan Chan) had just killed his lover and Nam (Dior Cheng) was mourning over Smartie (Gigi Lai), who was left in a coma after Young & Dangerous 2. As the third one opens, Chicken rejoins Hung Hing, Smartie reawakens but is left amnesiac, and Nam is given more responsibilities by benevolent head boss Simon Yam.

However, muscling in on their turf are the upstart Tung Sings led by the nasty Crow (Roy Cheung, the official triad actor) and Ng Chi-Hung (who played the nice Boss B in the first Young & Dangerous). The two baddies cook up some scheme to rid Causeway Bay of the Hung Hings via drugs, Holland, and some other pesky details.

In the beginning the film is rudderless, foregoing plot for slice-of-life stuff, i.e. relationships and the introduction of a new character: Karen Mok, as preacher Spencer Lamís daughter. Once the plot kicks in the picture moves, sometimes defying logic but not without a few moments that really grab you (some people wonít be around for Young and Dangerous 4, if you know what I mean).

The leads are solid as usual, and Karen Mok adds some much needed sexiness and spice to the mix. Also helping matters during the slow sequences is exposition that actually seems to tell us something about the realities of triad life. Though the film may seem plotless and slow-paced at first, it eventually rounds into the best one yet. (Kozo 1996)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
Also see:

Young and Dangerous (1996)
Young and Dangerous 2 (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)

image courtesy of Universe Laser & Video Co., Ltd.

   
   
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