God of Gamblers Return
Directed by Wong Jing [1994]
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Tze Miu was discovered by the wonderfully prolific Wong Jing, the man responsible for such diverse films as "City Hunter", "The $60 Million Man", and "Holy Weapon". Wong cast the young actor in a supporting role with the superstar Chow Yun-Fat in the 1994 film, "God of Gamblers Return".

In this sequel to the hugely successful "God of Gamblers", Chow Yun-Fat returns as the title character. Four years have passed and there are many pretenders to the name Do San. Along with Chow, the cast features Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Wu Chien-Lien (Ng Sin-Lin), Chingmy Yau Suk-Ching, and Tsui Kam-Kong.

Tze portrays the son of a big time Taiwanese gambling boss who is killed by Chow's rival and mortal enemy. In his dying breath, the father asks Chow to safeguard his son. Tze manages to steal the show from the world famous Chow as the two embark on an improbable escape to Taiwan while being chased by government soldiers and rival killers. The two actors develop a nice rapport that is clearly evident on screen. The young actor seems at ease in his small supporting role.

Nicely written and directed by Wong Jing, I heartily recommend this movie.

Copyright1996 J. Crawford