Synopsis and Review of God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai
Synopsis and Review of God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai

Synopsis and Review of God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai

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“God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai” is a 1991 film directed and written by Wong Jing. The film stars Stephen Chow in the lead role as Tai Kwan seeks revenge on Chow Sing Cho or the “God of Gamblers”. The revenge plot leads them back in time to 1937 Shanghai where they have to defend their honor and dignity. To learn more about the movie’s hair-raising chase and their fight for supremacy, read the following synopsis and review of the movie.


“God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai” is a classic Hong Kong action and comedy movie that won over fans for its supernatural theme and star-studded cast. The movie follows the story of Tai Kwan (John Ching) who seeks revenge on Chow Sing Cho (Stephen Chow) after his defeat in their previous gambling competition.

Tai Kwan returns to his gang for help and seeks out the help of mafia elements to aid him in his quest. While Sing and his uncle (Ng Man-tat) are relaxing, they are ambushed by a group of the mafia. Sing finds himself fighting against supernatural beings with powers that prove to be a significant challenge. Eventually, Sing learns of Tai Kwan’s plans and the two get transported back in time to 1937 Shanghai.

While in Shanghai, Sing discovers his grandfather, Chow Tai Fook (Ng Man-tat)-,who is very similar to the character of Paman Tat that he knows. Together, Sing and his grandfather become involved in a series of events that eventually lead them to meet Ding Lik, a wealthy and influential figure in Shanghai.

Ding Lik eventually presents Sing with a gorgeous woman Ye Mong (Gong Li), who promptly captures his heart despite her being engaged to Tuan Dik Ling. When he finds out the truth about her mental condition and her twin sister Yu San, he realizes that he is in love with Ye Mong. Everything comes to a head when Yu San is killed by Wong Kam Kwai and Sing’s uncle, his grandfather, and love interest come under threat.

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Sing must kill Dik Ling to save his family and love interest. However, after agreeing on the deal, he goes back to betraying Jenderal Militer Jepang and stays on Dik Ling’s side. In the end, Sing eventually finds himself back at the gambling table where he faces an iconic French gambler, Pierre Cashon. Sing must use his gaming abilities to fight the two formidable and powerful gamblers to get back to the future.


In conclusion, “God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai” is an epic and adrenalin-fueled movie that any action and comedy fan will love. With its supernatural theme, star-studded cast, and exotic setting, it’s no wonder why this movie is one of the all-time favorites in Hong Kong cinema. The fight for supremacy, the hair-raising chase, and the battle of wits all make for an unforgettable viewing experience. Whether you are a fan of Stephen Chow or just a fan of action and comedy movies, this movie is a must-watch. So, sit back and enjoy the thrilling and exciting ride that is “God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai”.

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