The Group (1998)
Golden Harvest | Fitto Movies Co., Ltd. | Mobile Film Production Limited
Kenneth Lo, Duen Wai Lun, Simon Loui, Michael Lam, Zhuang Yong
Cameo: Law Koon Lan, Collin Chou
Music: Marco Wan Choreographer: Dion Lam, Ku Huen Chiu
Writer: Keith Wong, Alfred Cheung, So Man Sing
Producer: Alfred Cheung Director: Alfred Cheung
"The world needs fools or it's too boring"
Ugh, this movie blows. I guess I should have known that from the opening credits, when
the name of a whiskey company was listed as co-presenter. Or the spelling of Almen
Wong and Miriam Yeung's names- "Elmen Wong" and "Mirtain Yeung". Mirtain??
There's also a female Olympic Gold medalist in the cast, Zhuang Yong.
The Group is about 7 boys and girls raised in an orphanage who grow up and become
big shots in their respective trades. Alfred Cheung (the producer and director of The
Group) plays a Hong Kong film director. Miriam Yeung is a psychologist and expert
hypnotist, Francis Ng is an electronics whiz, Ken Wong is a playboy doctor, Christine Ng
is a lawyer, and Almen Wong is a tough self defense instructor.
The black sheep of the group, Anthony Wong is a cigar puffing HK gang boss.
ANYWAY.... the seven friends, though busy, are also idle... They're do gooders and like
to help others, like their beloved Father Martin. A mean old landlord is harassing a poor
tenant, so they blackmail him with a video of him raping a female masseuse.
They don't prevent the rape, though.
Father Martin, who raised them in the church orphanage, is killed while doing social work
in famine-stricken Africa. (Real footage of famine victims are used). His dying wish is
for them to become modern Robin Hoods and help other people. So they rob an
armored truck carrying money from casino earnings, to feed the children. There's some
more twists but otherwise that's the bulk of the story. You've been warned!
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