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Young and Dangerous 5 (1998)


As usual expect spoilers…

The Last installment of the series turns out quite well, even though it misses one of its leading characters, Chicken, played by Jordan Chan. Chan Ho-Nam (Ekin Cheng) has met his match, yes someone following in his footsteps and is planning on replacing him for good. He is Szeto Ho-Nam (Mark Cheng), Szeto is a branch leader of the Tung Sing (known rivals of The Hing Hung). Szeto has joined forces with a Malaysian Business man who plans on clearing out the Hing Hung, just in time for the Lunar New Year!

New character, Big Head (Chin Kar-Lok) was sent to prison for manslaughter (This was a test as a Hing Hung Triad, where he was promised a promotion). The average sentence for Manslaughter is 4-5 years, although Big Head was sentenced to nine years instead. Since his release from prison he’s given up on being a triad and begins a tidy living as a news agent. Although he soon troubled by Tung Sing, after they trash his stall. But The Hing Hung come to the rescue and Big Head decides to follow Chan Ho-Nam once again…

After meeting up with Szeto again, this time Big Head volunteers to represent Hing Hung in a boxing match against Ho Yung. Szeto even sets one on one scrap between him and Chan Ho-Nam…

Who’s Chan Ho-Nams woman in Young and Dangerous 5!? Well its Mei Ling (Shu Qi), from Malaysian is quite taken by Chan Ho-Nam. Although she is also the girl of Uncle Seven another Malaysian Businessman. Although she has a dark secret…

Is the gang back? Well after the 4th installment don’t be expecting Yee. Pou-Pan (Jerry Lamb) is back and he must have learned a thing or two from the old priest (Spencer Lam isn’t in this installment either) because he whips some ass against a Malaysian bodyguard! Banana Skin (Jason Chu) too is back, although he seems to through himself head first into the battles this time. After coming to the rescue for Big Head, although he ends up biting off more than he can chew…

Inspector Lee, no not the one from the Rush Hour Movies. Inspector Lee (Danny Lee) is a anti-triad cop who is ready and waiting to pounce on either Hing Hung or Tung Sing. Although Inspector Lee has taken a shining to Chan Ho-Nams cooperation.

Young & Dangerous V seems to be a decent ending to the movie. The film doesn’t drag at all, the story might be a tad difficult to get, but it all adds up in time. Sure some diehard fans will miss the presence of Chicken, although Chan Ho-Nam & Big Head excel in their roles of this movie. Young & Dangerous fans will enjoy this movie and my last thoughts on the subject “Bring on Born to be King!”.

One Response to “Young and Dangerous 5 (1998)”

  • NtrMssion:

    ‘Young And Dangerous 5’ is not the final installment of the series. ‘Born To Be King’ is the sixth and final installment.

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