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Director  Herman Yau
Country  Hong Kong
5.8/10 IMDb

Duration  
Language  Cantonese
Best of the Best (1992 film) movie poster
Release date  29 May 1992 (1992-05-29)
Genres  Action Film, Chinese Movies
Nominations  Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Cast  Jacky Cheung (Li Man Kit), Ng Man-tat (Little Ball), Sammi Cheng (Heidi), Paul Chun Pui (Hung Kwan), John Ching Tung (Tsuen), Leung Sap-Yat (Hong, waiter)
Similar movies  Related Herman Yau movies

Best of the Best is a 1992 Hong Kong action film directed by Herman Yau and starring Jacky Cheung, Ng Man-tat and Sammi Cheng in her debut film role.

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Plot

Little Ball (Ng Man-tat) is a retired police officer who works as a beverage server in a bar. However, he has not changed his bad habits of being loud-mouth and compulsive drinking and gambling. Fortunately, he is helped and taken care by his confidant, Hung (Carrie Ng). One time, Ball unintentionally got his son, Dee (Jacky Cheung), a Special Duties Unit officer, into a dispute with triad leader, Ngan Kwan (Paul Chun), nearly destroying his son's career.

At the same time, Dee also meets Heidi (Sammi Cheng) during a police operation and a romantic relationship ensued between them. However, things do not go well for long when Heidi is discovered to be Ngan's daughter. Ngan forces Dee to resign from his job, but Dee has a strong sense of righteousness and firmly rejects Ngan and proceeds to go on vacation with Heidi on Lantau Island. Seeing how Dee disregards him and also thinking that he is eloping with his daughter, Ngan orders his underlings to find and kill Dee. When Ball hears of this, he goes to plead Ngan, but he gets beaten instead. Later, a group of killers surround Dee in the streets and when he fell into danger, the wounded Ball appears and sacrifices his life to rescue his son. At this time, Dee realizes his father's love for him and vows to seek vengeance on Ngan.

Cast

  • Jacky Cheung as Lee Man-kit / Dee
  • William Chu as young Lee Man-kit
  • Ng Man-tat as Little Ball
  • Sammi Cheng as Heidi
  • Paul Chun as Ngan Kwan
  • Carrie Ng as Hung
  • John Ching as Tsuen
  • Leung Sap-yat as Hong
  • Richard Cheung as Brother Keung
  • Victor Hon as Brother Nine Teeth
  • Lee Siu-kei as SDU instructor
  • To Siu-chuen as KK
  • Mai Kei as Scalper
  • Jack Wong as Robber at mall
  • Tang Tai-wo as Robber at mall
  • Wan Seung-lam as Robber at mall
  • Joe Chu as Robber at mall
  • Lee Yiu-king as Hitman
  • Ho Wing-cheung as Kwan's thug
  • Choi Hin-cheung as Kwan's thug
  • Leung Kei-hei as Brother Hung
  • Leung Sam as Temple sticks interpreter
  • Simon Cheung as Policeman
  • Fung Man-kwong as Kwan's thug
  • Kent Chow as Kwan's thug
  • Chung Wing as Kwan's thug
  • Ling Chi-hung as Kwan's thug
  • Wong King-wai as Kwan's thug
  • Alex Yip as Kwan's thug
  • Lam Chi-tai as Kwan's thug
  • Critical

    Love HK Film gave the film a mixed review noting its plot as nothing new with "no great shakes" but also praising its acting as "better-than-average"

    Box office

    The film grossed HK$6,422,069 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 29 May to 10 June 1992 in Hong Kong.

    References

    Best of the Best (1992 film) Wikipedia
    Best of the Best (1992 film) IMDb Best of the Best (1992 film) themoviedb.org


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