Title in Chinese – 97古惑仔之战无不胜
Title in Pinyin – 97 Gu Huo Zai Zhi Zhan Wu Bu Sheng
Genre – Action
Subject/theme – Two triad members compete to be the head of the Tuen Mun group
Language – Cantonese
Region – Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong – 28 March 1997
Japan – 1 November 1997
Movie Runtime – 106 minutes
Hong Kong’s triad society is in danger of anarchy with the Hung Hing society leaderless so 6 gang leaders go to Thailand to encourage the previous leader’s brother to come back and take over. While they are in Thailand, the position of Tuen Mun gang is up for grabs when the Tuen Mun boss is murdered by renegade Lui Yiu. Chicken and a local Tuen Mun gang member Barbarian are nominated as the new leader of Tuen Mun.
A competition is set up where Tuen Mun is split into two with Chicken and Barbarian taking half each. The winner is the person who can make the most money in a month. The competition is complicated when Lui Yiu secretly supports Barbarian and resorts to deception, violence and murder. With the odds stacked against him, Chicken’s position looks precarious but he refuses to accept help from Chan.
Editor’s Review of Young and Dangerous 4 – 6/10
The 4th edition to the Young and Dangerous series is still a cult classic but does not have the passion and flair of the previous movies. There are a number of glaring plot holes such as Roy Cheung who was turned into a human torch in the previous movie being resurrected in this instalment. Anthony Wong also has a haircut, shaves his beard and only picks his nose once which is sad. Jordan Chan’s character is made to be sulky boring which is a shame considering he made the previous movies. Sandra Ng’s role as a tough lesbian gang leader was a welcome addition.
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