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Director    Stephen Chow
Genre  Action, Comedy, Crime
Director  Stephen Chow
7.8/10 IMDb

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Budget  20 million USD
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Writer  Man Keung Chan, Stephen Chow, Xin Huo, Kan-Cheung Tsang
Initial release  December 20, 2004 (Singapore)
Languages  Standard Cantonese, Standard Mandarin
Music director  Stephen Chow, Raymond Wong, Luo Zong Xian, Hang Yi
Cast  Stephen Chow (Sing), Yuen Wah (Landlord), Yuen Qiu (Landlady), Lam Tze-Chung (Sing's sidekick), Huang Sheng-Yi (Fong), Dung Chi-Wa (Donut - Hexagonal Staff)

Tagline  From walking disaster to kung fu master.
Similar  Royal Flush Gang, Yancy Street Gang, Olsen Gang

☯ 3 Masters (Shi Xing Yu) vs Axe Gang - Kung Fu Hustle ☯


The Axe Gang is a reference to a gang founded in 1921, but is currently used for show in cinema. It has appeared in a few Hong Kong martial arts films, the most recent being the Hong Kong film Ip Man.

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The Axe Gang movie scenes

The fictional version of the Axe Gang is based on a real-life Axe Gang in Shanghai around Japanese Occupation with a leader named Wang Ya Qiao.

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

The Axe Gang The Axe Gang

Background

The Axe Gang has control over Shanghai and uses axes as a weapon of choice, usually dressed in black suits and sometimes top hats. Boxer From Shantung is perhaps the gangs earliest appearance, though they are not formally called Axe Gang within the film. The Gang also appears in Project A Part II, Drunken Master II, Marrying the Mafia II, Kung Fu Hustle, and Shanghai Affairs.

In Kung Fu Hustle

The Axe Gang movie scenes

In the martial-arts film Kung Fu Hustle, the Axe Gang is run in a way very similar to the Italian crime mafia families or perhaps to the major Chinese Triads. The Axe Gang is led by Brother Sum. Two crossed axes forming an "X" can be seen as their recognizable logo in Kung Fu Hustle, which many if not all members have tattooed on their bodies somewhere, visible or otherwise. The gang is shown doing dance moves in Kung Fu Hustle reminiscent of 50s musicals.

Similar Movies

Stephen Chow directed Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer. Stephen Chow directed Kung Fu Hustle and CJ7. Yu Xing appears in Kung Fu Hustle and Ip Man. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994). Chandni Chowk to China (2009).

Films

  • Boxer From Shantung (1972)
  • Project A Part II (1987)
  • Drunken Master II (1994)
  • Fist of Fury (1995)
  • Shanghai Affairs (1998)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  • Marrying the Mafia II (2005)
  • Ip Man (2008)
  • References

    The Axe Gang Wikipedia
    The Axe Gang IMDb The Axe Gang themoviedb.org


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