God of Gamblers Returns (1994) Chinese Movie Information
Title in Chinese – 赌神2
Title in Pinyin – Du Shen 2
Also known as – God of Gamblers 2
Genre – Action & comedy
Subject/theme – The god of gambling is out for revenge after his pregnant wife is murdered
Language – Cantonese
Region – Hong Kong
Hong Kong – 24th December 1994
Movie runtime – 126 minutes
Cast & Role Played
Chow Yun-fat – Ko Chun, god of gamblers
Charles Heung – Dragon/Lung Wu, god of guns
Chau Siu-chee – Wu Hsing-kuo, god of gamblers evil rival
Tony Leung Ka-fai – Little Trumpet, small time hustler
Wu Chien-Lien – Yiu Yiu, Little Trumpet’s sister and fan of god of gamblers
Elvis Tsui – Mainland Chinese police captain
Sau Leung – Hoi On, Taiwanese crime boss
Chingmy Yau – Hoi Tong, Hoi On’s daughter and kung fu expert
Xie Miao – Hoi On’s young son and kung fu expert
Five years after the end of “God of Gamblers” Ko Chun has retired from gambling and living in a secluded mansion in rural France with his pregnant wife. Wu Hsing-Kuo from Taiwan wants to win the title of the God of Gamblers and after repeated refusals from Ko who will not leave retirement, he goes to France and kills Ko’s wife. Ko promised his wife as she lay dying that he would not seek revenge or reveal his identity for a year.
During that one year Ko bides his time and travels trying to control his grief and anger. Just before the year ends he meets a Taiwanese crime boss Hoi On and his family and joins them on a return to Taiwan. Hoi On is murdered by his followers and Ko escapes with Hoi On’s son and sets off on a quest to reach Taiwan for revenge. During the journey Ko meets a small time hustler Little Trumpet and his sister Yiu Yiu as well as a Chinese mainland police officer who they kidnap.
Upon reaching Taiwan, Ko teams up with Hoi Tong and together they attempt the down fall of Wu amongst gunfights, betrayal and a number of plot twists.
Editor’s Review of God of Gamblers Returns – Score 7/10
God of Gamblers Returns is the long awaited sequel to the 1989 smash hit God of Gamblers. Compared to the first film, God of Gamblers Returns offers nothing new or novel and is cheesy with a polished and commercial feel. The jokes are worse, the obligatory gun battles less realistic and the characters wackier than the first movie but Chow Yun-fat is still brilliant and makes God of Gamblers Returns a must see Hong Kong gambling movie. A strong support with actors such as Kung Fu kid Xiao Miao and Tony Leung also make God of Gamblers Returns a very good movie to watch.