King of Beggars

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  • NR
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.8  (4,144)

King of Beggars is a 1992 Hong Kong action and comedy film directed by Gordon Chan, starring Stephen Chow, Man Cheung, and Ng Man-tat. It tells the story of So Chan, a haughty and arrogant martial arts expert who gets banned from his clan after accidentally insulting their leader. With nowhere else to go, So Chan is forced to join a group of beggars, where he learns humility and compassion while trying to reclaim his status as a martial arts master.

The film opens with a duel between two martial arts masters, So Chan (Stephen Chow) and Prince Lee (Norman Chu), who are vying for the title of the Grand Marshal of the Imperial Guard. So Chan, who is known for his arrogance and showmanship, wins the duel but accidentally insults the clan leader, causing him to be banished from the clan. Now a disgraced master, So Chan has lost everything, including his home, his wealth, and his fiancee.

Penniless and alone, So Chan wanders the streets until he comes across a group of beggars, led by the kind-hearted Granny (Lam King Kong). Granny, who recognizes So Chan's potential, takes him in and tries to teach him how to be humble and grateful for what he has. So Chan, who initially looks down on the beggars and refuses to associate with them, slowly learns to appreciate their way of life and becomes more compassionate towards the less fortunate.

As So Chan settles into his new life as a beggar, he discovers that Prince Lee, his former rival, is planning to overthrow the current emperor and seize power for himself. So Chan, who is still proud of his martial arts skills, decides to enter a fighting competition to win a prize that will enable him to regain his status as a martial arts master and protect the emperor from Prince Lee's coup.

The rest of the film follows So Chan as he trains for the competition, romances a beautiful opera singer named Yu-shang (Cheung Man), and tries to stop Prince Lee's sinister plans. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about humility, kindness, and the importance of friendship.

King of Beggars is a charming and entertaining film that showcases Stephen Chow's comedic talents and his unique brand of physical humor. The film's themes of redemption, friendship, and social justice also add depth and resonance to the story, making it more than just a simple kung-fu comedy.

The performances in the film are excellent, with Stephen Chow delivering a hilarious and nuanced portrayal of So Chan, the arrogant martial arts master who learns to become more humble and compassionate. Cheung Man is also excellent as Yu-shang, the beautiful and talented opera singer who falls in love with So Chan but is also caught up in Prince Lee's schemes.

The film's action sequences, choreographed by Corey Yuen, are also highlights of the movie, featuring fast-paced martial arts fighting and acrobatics. The fight scenes are both humorous and exciting, with So Chan using his wit and creativity to outsmart his opponents.

Overall, King of Beggars is a fun and entertaining film that combines action, comedy, and drama in a unique and enjoyable way. The film's heartwarming message about the value of humility and compassion in the face of adversity is also a lesson that is still relevant today.

King of Beggars is a 1992 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    6.8  (4,144)