Director Johnnie To
Music director Peter Kam
Country Hong Kong
Producer Tiffany Chen
|Writer Yau Nai-hoi, Au Kin-yee, Yip Tin-shing|
Release date 15 July 2004 (2004-07-15)
Cast Louis Koo (Sze-To Bo), Aaron Kwok (Tony), Cherrie Ying (Mona (as Cherrie In)), Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Lee Kong (as Tony Leung)), Eddie Cheung Siu-Fai (Brother Savage (as Cheung Siu Fai)), Jordan Chan Siu-Chun (Mona's Agent)
Similar movies Directed by Johnnie To, Louis Koo movies, Martial arts movies
Throw down 2004 trailer
Throw Down (traditional Chinese: 柔道龍虎榜; simplified Chinese: 柔道龙虎榜) is a 2004 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Johnnie To and starring Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying and Tony Leung Ka-fai. Director To dedicated the film, one of his most personal films to date, to the late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and drew elements from Kurosawa's debut feature Sanshiro Sugata. The film premiered at the 61st Venice International Film Festival.
Karaoke manager and band leader Sze-to Bo (Louis Koo) was a judo expert and former champion who gave up judo a few years ago for unknown reasons and became depressed and an alcoholic. Current judo champion Tony (Aaron Kwok), a competitive fighter, admires Bo and challenges him to a duel. Bo's longtime rival, Lee Ah-kong (Tony Leung), also arrives to challenge Bo for an old unfinished competition. Bo's mentor, Cheng (Lo Hoi-pang), is old and frail and has a dementia ridden son, Ching (Calvin Choi). Wanting to save his judo dojo, which have become a depressing ruins, Cheng also asks his disciple to help him to restore the reputation of his dojo. Mona (Cherrie Ying) is a girl from Taiwan who dreams to become a singer, but was nearly forced into prostitution by her evil manager. She seeks refuge in Bo's karaoke, but thugs manage to chase her there. At this time, Bo can no longer keep his secret and reveals the true reason he gave up judo: he had developed an incurable retinal disease and his vision is gradually declining and currently only having one tenth of his vision left. When Master Cheng dies for his ideals battling on the judo stage and Bo's eyes are nearly becoming blind, Bo's heart is suddenly able to see clearly and his fighting spirit reignites. Bo is determined to deafest all his opponents before seeing the last line of light.
ReferencesThrow Down (film) Wikipedia
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