Rich and Famous (1987) Chinese Movie Information
Title in Chinese – 行江湖情
Title in Pinyin – Jiang Hu Qing
Genre – Action
Subject/theme – Forced by gambling debts, a man drags his sister and step brother with him into employment by a triad boss.
Language – Cantonese
Region – Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong – 28 May 1987
Japan – 1 April 1994
Movie running time – 104 minutes
Director – Taylor Wong
Cast & Role Played
Chow Yun-fat – Li Ah-chai, triad boss
Andy Lau – Lam Ting-Kwok, step brother
Alex Man – Tang Kar-yun, brother
Carina Lau – Lau Po Yee
Alan Tam – Mak Ying Huang, cousin
Pauline Chan – Wai Chui, sister
A family fleeing to Hong Kong from China adopt a young boy who is also a refuge after his father dies. Years later the family of four is struggling to make a living in Hong Kong. Yun is a compulsive gambler while Kwok is level headed and tries to keep his older step brother under control.
Kwok is forced to help Yun steal money from a triad gang to pay off his gambling debts. The robbery goes bad and Kwok, Yun and their sister Chui are forced to join a rival triad gang run by Ah-chai for protection. They are then drawn into a violent and bloody triad war.
Editor’s Review of Rich and Famous – Score 7/10
Chow Yun-fat and Andy Lau perform well and have excellent on screen chemistry together that make Rich and Famous an enjoyable movie to watch. Other supporting actors such as Alan Tam also perform very well. The fighting scenes are way over the top and typical of Chow Yun-fat