Two Thumbs Up

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Two Thumbs Up (2015)

102 min - Crime, Comedy, Action - 2 April 2015
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Four loser gangsters devise a scheme that is eviously ingenious (or profoundly stupid): to disguise a minibus as a police vehicle to rob cross-border rucks that carry human carcasses with money inside. The ploy kicks into action one evening in the New Territories, and the plot thickens with spooky and deadly encounters, including one with an identical police car – also a fake, but manned by killer gangsters who are after the same dead bodies.

Director:  Lau Ho-Leung

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Four loser gangsters devise a scheme that is eviously ingenious (or profoundly stupid): to disguise a minibus as a police vehicle to rob cross-border rucks that carry human carcasses with money inside. The ploy kicks into action one evening in the New Territories, and the plot thickens with spooky and deadly encounters, including one with an identical police car – also a fake, but manned by killer gangsters who are after the same dead bodies.


Collections: Lau Ho-Leung

Genres: Crime, Comedy, Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  2 April 2015

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Runtime:  1 h 42 min

Four loser gangsters devise a scheme that is eviously ingenious (or profoundly stupid):

Two Thumbs Up is a 2015 Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy film directed by first-time director Lau Ho-leung and starring Francis Ng, Simon Yam, Leo Ku, Patrick Tam, Mark Cheng, Christie Chen and Philip Keung.

Plot

On 5 April 2014, Twitch released a plot synopsis of the film:[3]

Cast

  • Francis Ng as Lucifer (盧西發)
  • Simon Yam as Chow Tai-po (周大寶)
  • Leo Ku as Officer Tsui On-leung (徐安良)
  • Patrick Tam as Johnny To (杜忡尼)
  • Mark Cheng as Lam Tung (林東)
  • Christie Chen as Robber Girl
  • Philip Keung as Chief of Robbers
  • Rock Ji as Robber A
  • Jie Zhuang as Ice Cream Lady
  • Jamie Cheung as Tsang Ching-yee (曾靜儀)
  • Siu Yam-yam as Wild Boar Aunt (野豬婆婆)
  • Jack Kao as Warden
  • Law Wing-cheung as Bowling Alley's Owner
  • Alan Mak as Tsui Po-on (徐步安)
  • Felix Chong as Inspector of Police
  • Mark Wu as Cup Noodle Father
  • Dayo Wong as Cheung Po-keung (張寶強) (scenes removed from final cut)[4]

Production

Principal photography for Two Thumbs Up started on 15 January 2014 where a blessing ceremony was held in which the cast and crew attended.[5]

Release

On 24 March 2014, a press conference for Two Thumbs Up was held at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival where its teaser trailer was unveiled.[6][7] The film premiered at the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival which ran from 23 March to 6 April 2015[8] was theatrically released in Hong Kong on 2 April 2015.[9]

Box office

The film opened third place at its debut and during the first six days of release in Hong Kong, Two Thumbs Up grossed HK$5.90 million.[10] The film grossed HK$4.01 million between 9-12 April. After two weekends, the film have grossed a total of HK$8.91 million.[11] During its third weekend, the film remained at third place and has made a total of HK$11.5 million to date.[12] The film had earned CN¥20.84 million at the Chinese box office.[13]

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
35th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Screenplay Lau Ho-leung Nominated
Best New Director Lau Ho-leung Nominated
3rd China International Film Festival London Best Supporting Actor Leo Ku Won
Best New Director Lau Ho-leung Won

External links

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Thumbs_Up_(film)