Too Many Ways to Be No. 1

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Too Many Ways to Be No.1

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Directed by Wai Ka-Fai
Produced by Johnnie To
Written by Wai Ka-fai, Szeto Kam-Yuen, Matt Chow
Starring Lau Ching Wan
Carman Lee
Francis Ng
Cheung Tat-ming
Matt Chow
Elvis Tsui
Cheng Cho
Ruby Wong
Soong Pounh Chong
Music by Wong Ka Sin
Cinematography Wong Wing Hang
Edited by Wong Wing Ming
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release date
1997
Running time
90 min
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Too Many Ways to Be No.1 (Chinese :一個字頭的誕生) is a 1997 gangster drama directed by Wai Ka Fai, starring Lau Ching Wan, Carman Lee, Francis Ng, Cheung Tat Ming, Matt Chow, Elvis Tsui, Cheng Cho and Ruby Wong. Made in 1997, this is the first formal film produced by Milkyway Image [1]

Traditional Chinese characters

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Gangster film film genre

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Synopsis

Bo invites Gau, a poor gangster living in Hong Kong, to join him in smuggling valuable cars back to China. What Gau doesn't know is that accepting the offer will lead him on a journey of endless misfortune and death in China. However, leaving the gang before they start their job will take him on another journey of fighting for dignity and honour in Taiwan.

Cast

Carman Lee Yeuk-tung is a Hong Kong actress who has appeared in films such as The Wicked City (1992), Loving You (1995), The Odd One Lives (1997), and the North American Knock Off (1998) with Jean-Claude Van Damme. She is best known for her role as Xiaolongnü in the 1995 TV series adaptation of Louis Cha's Wuxia novel The Return of the Condor Heroes.

Francis Ng Chun-yu is a Hong Kong actor and director. He is known for his roles in the TVB series Triumph in the Skies and in films such as Young and Dangerous, Once Upon a Time in Triad Society and The Mission.

Cheung Tat-ming is a Hong Kong actor, comedian, director and writer. Cheung married Ho Nim-chi in September 2001. Ms Ho is a doctor. They have a son and a daughter.

Awards

Too Many Ways to Be No.1 is nominated for the "Best Screenplay' award in the 17th Hong Kong Film Awards. It is also included in the 'Films of Merit' list made by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award.

17th Hong Kong Film Awards

The 17th Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony, honored the best films of 1997 and took place on 26 April 1998 at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The ceremony was hosted by Carol Cheng and Cheung Tat Ming, during the ceremony awards are presented in 17 categories.

The Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards are the annual awards given by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society in Hong Kong since 1994. The awards are determined by votes cast in three rounds after a substantial discussion session between the members of the society. The transcript of such discussion can be found in the annual journal of Hong Kong film reviews which is published by the society every year.

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