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Director  Daniel Wu
Music director  Jun Kung
Country  Hong Kong
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Music
Screenplay  Daniel Wu
Writer  Daniel Wu
Language  Cantonese
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Release date  20 April 2006 (2006-04-20)
Cast  Andrew Lin (Andrew Lin), Conroy Chan Chi-Chung (Conroy Chan), Terence Yin (Terence Yin), Daniel Wu (Daniel Wu), Jo Kuk (Kei Kei), David Lee Wai-Sheung (Celebrity Stylist)
Similar movies  Daniel Wu directed The Heavenly Kings and appears in New Police Story

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The Heavenly Kings (四大天王) is a 2006 Hong Kong film directed by Daniel Wu.


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In 2005, Chinese media began to report that Daniel Wu had formed a boyband, Alive, with Terence Yin, Andrew Lin, and Conroy Chan. Wu and his band mates posted information, updates, personal thoughts (including slamming Hong Kong Disneyland, for which they were spokespersons), and the band's music, at their official website. In 2006, Wu made his writing and directorial debut with The Heavenly Kings, which chronicles Alive's formation and exploits. After the film's release, however, it was revealed that The Heavenly Kings was actually a mockumentary of the Hong Kong pop music industry, and Alive was constructed purely as a vehicle to make the movie; the film's characters represented only 10-15% of their real-life counterparts and much of the footage blurred the line between fiction and reality. Wu admitted his own singing voice "sucked really bad," and the band had their voices digitally enhanced for its music, to prove that "it's easy to fake it."

Cast and roles

  • Conroy Chan Chi-Chung - Himself
  • Jackie Chan - Cameo (uncredited)
  • Jaycee Chan - Cameo
  • Jacky Cheung - Cameo
  • Stephen Fung - Cameo
  • Josie Ho - Cameo (uncredited)
  • Tony Ho
  • Ella Koon - Cameo (uncredited)
  • Jo Kuk - Kei Kei (as Jo Koo)
  • Andrew Lin - Himself
  • Candy Lo - Cameo
  • Karen Mok - Cameo
  • Jason Tobin - Sandy
  • Nicholas Tse - Cameo
  • Paul Wong - Cameo
  • Daniel Wu - Himself
  • Miriam Yeung - Cameo
  • Terence Yin - Himself
  • Reception

    Despite some backlash from the media over being intentionally fed false information in the movie about illegal downloads of the band's music, Wu won the best new director award for the film at the 26th Hong Kong Film Awards, an achievement he called "a group effort." The film has also been nominated for Best Original Film Song at the same Awards ceremony: Composer: Davy Chan; Lyricist: Li Jin Yi and Singer: Alive.


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