Top Bet

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The Top Bet
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Traditional 賭霸
Simplified 赌霸
Mandarin Dǔ Bà
Cantonese Dou2 Baa3
Directed by Jeffrey Lau
Corey Yuen
Produced byJeffrey Lau
Corey Yuen
Written byJeffrey Lau
Ng See-yuen
Corey Yuen
Starring Carol Cheng
Anita Mui
Ng Man-tat
Music by Lowell Lo
CinematographyJimmy Leung
Edited byHai Kit-wai
Production
company
Bo Ho Films
Paragon Films
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release date
  • 7 March 1991 (1991-03-07)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box officeHK$15,575,932

Top Bet (Chinese :賭霸 Literal translation: Queen of Gambling) is a 1991 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Jeffrey Lau and Corey Yuen and starring Carol Cheng, Anita Mui and Ng Man-tat. It is a sequel to Lau and Yuen's 1990 film, All for the Winner . [1]

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Synopsis

After Sing (Stephen Chow) uses his special powers to beat Hung Kwong (Paul Chun) in the Gambling King Competition, his elder sister Mei (Anita Mui) is ordered by the Special Power Clan in Mainland China to bring him back as he is not supposed to use his special powers for gambling. Meanwhile, Sing is on a world tour and Mei cannot find him in their Uncle's (Ng Man-tat) home. In the meantime, Sing's ex-Taiwanese boss Chan Chung (Jeffrey Lau) is looking for him to represent Taiwan again in another upcoming world gambling competition. Since he cannot be found, his Uncle is at his wit's end to find someone with similar powers to replace him. Whence, comes a rescuer in the form of a local female gambler by the name of Fanny (Carol Cheng), aka Queen of Gambling, at a fish market. But in reality, she is no more than a con artist fooling her fellow fishmongers. Fanny decides to pretend to have special powers because she needs a large sum of money to cure her younger brother's illness.

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