History Film / GodOfGamblers

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.
31st Dec '12 9:11:50 AM DisappointedSlacker
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* DisposableWoman: All three films where Ko Chun is featured as the main protagonist are guilty of this.

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* DisposableWoman: All three films where God of Gamblers, God of Gamblers Returns, and God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage (Prequel to the first two films) contained particularly egregious examples of this trope. Any woman who Ko Chun is featured as loved, or any woman who have a crush on him, WILL ALWAYS die before the main protagonist are guilty of this.final game goes into play, giving him all the reasons for revenge on his opponent, who ALWAYS happened to be responsible for their deaths.



* MagnificentBastard: Ko Chun. In every film where he's the main protagonist, he's always in full control of the final game which leads to the defeat of the main antagonist of the film. He tends to let his opponents feel like their cheating attempts during the game are successful, only to give them a rude shock at the very end of each game when he revealed he knew they were cheating all along and had taken precautions. WITHOUT FAIL.
31st Dec '12 9:04:59 AM DisappointedSlacker
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* EasyAmnesia: Ko Chun's having amnesia from injuries sets up the basis of the film.

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* DisposableWoman: All three films where Ko Chun is featured as the main protagonist are guilty of this.
* EasyAmnesia: Ko Chun's having amnesia from injuries sets up the basis of the first film.


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* MagnificentBastard: Ko Chun. In every film where he's the main protagonist, he's always in full control of the final game which leads to the defeat of the main antagonist of the film. He tends to let his opponents feel like their cheating attempts during the game are successful, only to give them a rude shock at the very end of each game when he revealed he knew they were cheating all along and had taken precautions. WITHOUT FAIL.
21st Aug '12 7:49:24 AM Dragon_Ranger
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The film would spawn several sequels and spin-offs, notably Stephen Chow's ''All for the Winner''. Stephen would later appear in a movie alongside Andy Lau called ''God of Gamblers II'' reprising their respective roles. [[note]]not to be confused with ''God of Gamblers 2/Returns, considered to be the only true sequel to the original movie.''[[/note]]

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The film would spawn several sequels and spin-offs, notably Stephen Chow's ''All for the Winner''. Stephen would later appear in a movie alongside Andy Lau called ''God of Gamblers II'' reprising their respective roles. [[note]]not to be confused with ''God of Gamblers 2/Returns, 2/Returns'', considered to be the only true sequel to the original movie.''[[/note]][[/note]]
21st Aug '12 7:47:26 AM Dragon_Ranger
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The film would spawn several sequels and spin-offs, notably Stephen Chow's ''All for the Winner''. Stephen would later appear in a movie alongside Andy Lau called ''God of Gamblers II'' reprising their respective roles. [[note]]not to be confused with ''God of Gamblers 2/Returns''[[/note]]

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The film would spawn several sequels and spin-offs, notably Stephen Chow's ''All for the Winner''. Stephen would later appear in a movie alongside Andy Lau called ''God of Gamblers II'' reprising their respective roles. [[note]]not to be confused with ''God of Gamblers 2/Returns''[[/note]]2/Returns, considered to be the only true sequel to the original movie.''[[/note]]



* 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!]]



* 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 TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ko loves eating chocolate, and chocolate is made out to be epic, regardless even the nickname Knife gives him while he has amnesia. Knife himself picks up the chocolate-eating in ''God 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!]]Gamblers II''.
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