GenreAction, Comedy Film seriesAll for the Winner CountryHong Kong
Release date13 December 1990 (1990-12-13) WriterJeffrey Lau (characters), See-Yuen Ng (characters), Jing Wong (characters), Jing Wong, Corey Yuen (characters) Initial releaseDecember 13, 1990 (Hong Kong) CastAndy Lau (Little Knife / Knight of Gamblers), Stephen Chow (Chow Sing Cho), Charles Heung (Lung Ng), Sharla Cheung Man (Dream Lo), Ng Man-Tat (Uncle Tat), Monica Chan (Lung Kau / Kowloon) Similar moviesRelated Wong Jing movies
God of Gamblers II (Chinese: 賭俠; Cantonese Yale: Dou Hap; literally: "Knight of Gambling") is a 1990 Hong Kong action comedy film written and directed by Wong Jing. It stars Andy Lau as Little Knife, Stephen Chow as the Saint of Gamblers, and Ng Man-Tat as Blackie Tat. This movie is a sequel to both God of Gamblers, which included Lau's character, and to All for the Winner, which starred Chow and Ng. This film should not be confused with God of Gamblers Returns, also released as God of Gamblers 2, and in essence the true sequel to the original God of Gamblers.
In this movie, down on his luck, Sing (Stephen Chow), seeks out the God of Gamblers, in hopes of becoming his disciple. Unfortunately, the God of Gamblers is unreachable and out of the country, last heard to be in Brazil, and Michael Chan, the Knight of Gamblers (Andy Lau) replaces the God of Gamblers. When a phony attempts to impersonate the Knight of Gamblers in a huge scam, it's up to the real Knight and Saint of Gamblers to team up and defeat their formidable challenger. The film combines intricate action sequences with sharp comedic timing.
Andy Lau as Michael Chan / Little Knife / Knight of Gamblers
Stephen Chow as Cho Chung-sing / Saint of Gamblers
Monica Chan as Long Kau / Kowloon
Ng Man-tat as Uncle Three / Blackie Tat
Sharla Cheung as Dream Lo
Charles Heung as Lung Ng
Pal Sinn as Hussein
Blackie Ko as Black Panther
John Ching as Tai Kwan
Ronald Wong as Raven
Shing Fui-On as Brother Kau
Pau Hon Lam as Chan Kam-sing /Beast of Gamblers
Luk Chuen as Mr. Yama
Kirk Wong as Dai Anfen
Wong Jing as Ham Ka Chan (uncredited cameo)
Chow Yun-fat as Ko Chun / God of Gamblers (uncredited cameo; archive footage)
Even though the international English title is God of Gamblers II, this is not the direct sequel to the 1989 film starring Chow Yun-fat. This film's title literally translates to The Knight of Gamblers, the name of Andy Lau's character.
Significance of the film
Wong Jing was so impressed with All for the Winner that he contacted Stephen Chow to star in two sequels made during 1991. This combo went on to make several money making films turning Stephen Chow into an Asian Comedy star and helping boost Wong Jing's status as one of the top film makers in Hong Kong.
This movie is followed by God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai, which does not have Andy Lau, but features actress Gong Li in two roles.