|Director Fung Hak-on|
Country Hong Kong
|Release date 31 October 1991 (1991-10-31)|
The Godfather's Daughter Mafia Blues is a 1991 Hong Kong action film directed by Fung Hak-on, who also served as the film's action director and appears in a supporting role, and starring Alex Man, Yukari Oshima, Mark Cheng and Dick Wei.
Wai (Mark Cheng), a new immigrant from mainland China, works at a fish raft with his friend Nam (Benny Lai). In China, Wai served in the People's Liberation Army's special forces where he wss trained intensively in Chinese Kung Fu. One time during a misunderstanding, Wai meets Lee Wah-yu (Alex Man), mastermind of a financial group and triad, and becomes Lee's follower.
Tetsuya is the leader of Japan's Yamaguchi-gumi gang and Lee's business partner in Hong Kong and always had pleasant cooperation with Lee. After Tetsuya dies, his son Kuyama (Ken Lo) inherits his position. Kuyama, who is reckless, arrogant and greedy, hopes to use financial power to strike down Lee. In order to prevent his followers from being ruined for life, Lee was forced to deploy cash from his own company to purchase Kuyama's stock rights. Tung (Dick Wei) was Lee's sworn brother in the past who secretly used public funds of the company to run a smuggling business in China. However, his smuggling business was a failure where he went broke and attempts to flee when he was unable to give an explanation to Lee. In order to reduce the outrage of other sworn brothers, Lee wounded Tung's leg with a gunshot.
Amy (Yukari Oshima), Lee's only daughter, returns after studying abroad in Japan. Discontented with Kuyama's actions, Amy confronts him where she injures his face. Holding a grudge, Kuyama conspires with Tung to murder Lee. After Lee died, Wai and Amy investigates into it and find out that Lee was murdered by Kuyama and Tung and were determined to seek revenge. After repeated struggles, Wai and Amy finally eliminates the enemy and traitor together.
The 14 Amazons gave the film a score of 8/10 and praised its plot and action scenes and writes "The consistency and attention to detail in the movie show that a lot of care and effort went into it's [sic] production." Trash Cinema Club rated the film three and a half stars out of five and praised the action scenes and acting from the cast but criticized the inconsistencies that occur later in the film.
The film grossed HK$1,403,609 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 31 October to 6 November 1991 in Hong Kong.