History Film / GodOfGamblers

28th Dec '17 10:38:44 AM RJW
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** As it is portrayed in the movie, Ko wins the lottery for Big Mouth (a gambling boss) not because of sheer luck but instead because of skill.


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* FictionalCounterpart: Cheung Po-Sing is the fictional counterpart of Chinese fraudster Zhang Baosheng. Zhang Baosheng was once believed to have supernatural abilities, because of [[AppealToAuthority massmedia publicity]] and scientific illiteracy.
* SkepticNoLonger: Initially Chau Siu-Chee is skeptical of supernatural powers and has no thoughts of utilizing it in the upcoming match with Ko Chun, but because of a big rumor about Cheung Po-Sing and because of A-bou's (Chau's ally) testimony of witnessing Ko fearing Cheung and finally after personally seeing Cheung doing magic tricks, then Chau believes Cheung supposedly can teleportatively swap cards.
** When Chau was first introduced to Cheung, Chau paid his due respect to Cheung by calling Cheung a national treasure of Mainland China supposedly for possessing supernatural abilities, despite that in fact Cheung is Ko's mole.
28th Dec '17 9:43:42 AM RJW
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: God of Gamblers Returns: In the final round, Ko Chun and Chau Siu-Chee each wager own eyeballs. Also, knowing how high the stakes are, Chau Siu-Chee even resorts to employing Cheung Po-Sing's dubious supernatural ability, in order to cheat on the poker game by teleportatively swapping Ko Chun's cards.

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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: God of Gamblers Returns: In As the poker game continues into final round, Ko Chun and Chau Siu-Chee each wager own eyeballs. Also, knowing eyeballs.
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how high the stakes of the poker game are, prior to the game, Chau Siu-Chee even resorts to employing Cheung Po-Sing's dubious supernatural ability, in order to cheat on the poker game by teleportatively swapping Ko Chun's cards.cards. Little does Chau realize, that in fact Cheung is a mole set up by Ko.
28th Dec '17 5:23:45 AM RJW
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: God of Gamblers Returns: In the final round, Ko Chun and Chau Siu-Chee each wager own eyeballs. Also, knowing how high the stakes are, Chau Siu-Chee even decides to employ Cheung Po-Sing's dubious supernatural ability, in order to cheat on the poker game by teleportatively swapping Ko Chun's cards.

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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: God of Gamblers Returns: In the final round, Ko Chun and Chau Siu-Chee each wager own eyeballs. Also, knowing how high the stakes are, Chau Siu-Chee even decides resorts to employ employing Cheung Po-Sing's dubious supernatural ability, in order to cheat on the poker game by teleportatively swapping Ko Chun's cards.
28th Dec '17 1:15:24 AM RJW
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: God of Gamblers Returns: In the final round, Ko Chun and Chau Siu-Chee each wager own eyeballs. Also, knowing how high the stakes are, Chau Siu-Chee even decides to employ Cheung Po-Sing's dubious supernatural ability, in order to cheat on the poker game by teleportatively swapping Ko Chun's cards.
2nd Dec '15 8:03:25 AM Morgenthaler
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13th Nov '15 5:00:25 AM Morgenthaler
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Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife (played by Andy Lau), an avid but a so-so gambler, meant for an Indian servant. Struck on the head, Ko suffers from amnesia and regresses to a child-like state. Knife, not knowing who Ko is, takes him in and gives him a name, the film following the pair's exploits as Knife exploits Ko's gambling ability.

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Chow Yun-Fat Creator/ChowYunFat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife (played by Andy Lau), an avid but a so-so gambler, meant for an Indian servant. Struck on the head, Ko suffers from amnesia and regresses to a child-like state. Knife, not knowing who Ko is, takes him in and gives him a name, the film following the pair's exploits as Knife exploits Ko's gambling ability.
24th Jul '15 6:23:16 AM LordAaronus
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Just about every action is made out to be epic, regardless of whether or not it would be so in RealLife. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrm-EYdyvXg&t=6m42s Look on, ye lesser mortals, as Chow Yun Fat WALKS INTO A ROOM!]]

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Just about every action is made out to be epic, regardless of whether or not it would be so in RealLife. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrm-EYdyvXg&t=6m42s com/watch?v=f9L-AgsuLdI Look on, ye lesser mortals, as Chow Yun Fat WALKS INTO A ROOM!]]
4th Jan '13 7:32:31 AM DisappointedSlacker
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* KickTheDog: The main antagonist of the God of Gamblers Returns murdered Ko Chun's pregnant wife by ripping out her unborn child, placing it in a bottle for Ko Chun to view, just so to get to gamble with him.
31st Dec '12 9:53:43 AM DisappointedSlacker
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* LighterAndSofter: God of Gamblers II (Not to be mistaken with God of Gamblers Returns) and All for the Winner is more light-hearted in comparison to the first film God of Gamblers, in no small part to Stephen Chow's role. Additionally, revenge is not a main motivation for the main characters in these two spin-offs.
31st Dec '12 9:35:10 AM DisappointedSlacker
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* ContinuitySnarl: God of Gamblers showed that Ko Chun just met his bodyguard Lung Wu for the first time, yet the story was later written such that they established a friendship in the prequel God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage.


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* KickTheDog: The main antagonist of the God of Gamblers Returns murdered Ko Chun's pregnant wife by ripping out her unborn child, placing it in a bottle for Ko Chun to view, just so to get to gamble with him.


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* OriginsEpisode: God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage explains Ko Chun's 3 main characteristics as portrayed in God of Gamblers and God of Gamblers Returns - his slick-backed hairstyle (A promise to his 2nd lover), his love of Feodora brand chocolate (Revenge) and his jade pinky ring (A gift from his 2nd lover).


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* WorthyOpponent: Lung Wu viewed Ko Chun that way in God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage when they introduced themselves to each other through a fight.
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