Bet to Basic

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  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 4.4  (95)

Bet to Basic is a 2006 Hong Kong action-comedy film directed by Marco Mak and starring Jordan Chan, Choi Wah 'Rain' Lee, and Wah Yuen. The film follows the story of Joseph (Jordan Chan), a former gambling addict who must team up with a group of unlikely poker players to enter a high-stakes tournament and win the prize money to pay off his debt to a ruthless casino owner.

The film opens with Joseph working as a debt collector for a local casino owner, Uncle Tin (Wah Yuen). Joseph is a well-known gambling addict, and despite his attempts to quit, he still finds himself drawn into the world of gambling. One day, Joseph meets a young woman named Siu Fong (Choi Wah 'Rain' Lee), who is also a gambling addict. The two quickly become friends, and Siu Fong introduces Joseph to a group of poker players who are trying to qualify for a big tournament with a million-dollar prize.

Joseph initially refuses to help them, as he is still trying to stay away from gambling. However, when Uncle Tin threatens him and demands that he pays off his debt within a week, Joseph sees no other option. He decides to join the group of poker players and help them win the tournament.

The group of poker players consists of four members, each with their own unique skills and personalities. There's Ah B, a skilled poker player who has a photographic memory; Ah Hung, a young man who is an expert in bluffing; Turtle, an older man who is good at reading people; and finally, there's Siu Fong, who is a fast learner and has a natural talent for poker.

As the group begins practicing, they realize that winning the tournament won't be easy. They are up against some of the best poker players in Asia, including a team from Japan who have won the tournament for the past several years. To make matters worse, Uncle Tin has sent his men to sabotage their efforts and make sure they don't win the tournament.

Despite the challenges, the group continues to practice and hone their skills. Along the way, they also form strong bonds with one another and become close friends. As the tournament day draws near, they must use all their skills and knowledge to outwit their opponents and win the prize money.

Overall, Bet to Basic is an entertaining and fast-paced film that combines action, comedy, and drama. The film's cast delivers strong performances, and the story is engaging and well-written. The film's poker scenes are also well-executed, and the film does a good job of introducing viewers to the basics of poker without being too technical.

In conclusion, if you're a fan of action-comedies or gambling films, Bet to Basic is definitely worth checking out. It's an enjoyable and well-made film that delivers on both humor and excitement.

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    4.4  (95)