歲月風雲之上海皇帝
Lord of East China Sea (1993)
Country: Hong Kong
Circuit: Golden Harvest 
Genre: Mystery 
Theatrical Run: 04/22/1993 - 05/12/1993
Box Office: HK $16,755,896.00
 
Director
  Poon Man-Kit
 
Script
  Stephen Shiu Yeuk-Yuen
  Johnny Mak Tong-Hung
 
Producer
  Stephen Shiu Yeuk-Yuen
 
 
Cast
  Ray Lui Leung-Wai ... Luk Yu-San / Lu Yun San
  Kent Cheng Jak-Si ... Wong Chuen-Wing / Hwang Chin Yung
  Elvis Tsui Kam-Kong ... Yuen Siu-Kwan / Yuan Su Chun
  Carina Lau Ka-Ling ... Ms Liu
  Cecilia Yip Tung ... Donna Mang / Man Siu Tung
  William Ho Ka-Kui ... Officer Pei / Commander Pi Su Chin
  Lam Wai (1) ... Hau Fei
  Kent Tong Chun-Yip ... Chao Shan
  Michael Miu Kiu-Wai ... Colonel Ku Yu
  Siqin Gaowa ... Sister Kwai / Mrs Hwang Chin Yung
  Isabelle Chow Wang ... Wong's mistress/Yung's mistress
  Ronny Ching Siu-Lung ... Hwa
  Kelvin Wong Siu ... Ng Keung / Woo Chiang
  Jassie Lam Chak-Chi ... Pierre's interpretor
  Wong Kam-Tong (1)    
  Che Pooi-Si ... Railway Minister's girlfriend
  Chan Ging-Cheung    
  Dickens Chan Wing-Chung ... Ting
  Kelvin Wong Ho-Yee ... Kao Ta Chiang
  Bruce Baron ... Pierre Chardin
  Wong Chung-Kui ... Restaurant boss
 
Production Company
  Paragon Films Ltd.
 
Filming Company
  Johnny Mak Production Co. Ltd.
 
Distributors
  Golden Harvest Productions (Hong Kong)
  Gala Film Distribution Limited (Hong Kong)
 
Production Manager
  Perry Chung Kwok-Kei
  Chow Tak-Wa
 
Art Director
  Ho Kim-Sing
 
Script Supervisor
  Carol Lai Miu-Suet
 
Lighting
  Chik Kim-Kit
 
Planning
  Virginia Lok Yee-Ling
  Benny Wong Chung-Yam
 
Makeup
  Cheng Wai-Fong
 
Props
  Chen Jih-Kang
 
Cinematographer
  Horace Wong Wing-Hang
 
Editor
  Fan Kung-Wing
 
Costume Designer
  Fung Shui-Lin
  Janet Chun Siu-Jan
  Lee Man-Ling (1)
 
Presenter
  Raymond Chow Man-Wai
  Johnny Mak Tong-Hung
 
Assistant Director
  Yam Hok-Chung
  Ting Hin-Lam
 
Hair Stylist
  Middi Yau Shui-Han
  Lo Chan-Kwong
 
Composer
  Lo Ta-Yu
 
 
 
Summary
 

The story of the rise to prominence of Luk, a Shanghai fruit seller who became one of the most powerful men in China in the first half of the 20th Century. Gaining favor with the local Shanghai Police Chief Wong for his courage and knowhow, Luk takes a job under Wong. When Wong sends Luk to foil the theft of an opium shipment by General Yuan, Luk, ever the opportunist, mediates an agreement between Wong and Yuan and soon, the French Consulate is "persuaded" to give the opium rights to the now rich threesome. After various conflicts and adventures, his fortunes then pit him on the side of the Kuomintang, who is poised to attack local laborers and student leaders. Realizing he has been used by the Kuomintang Army, Luk inventively creates an economic empire in order to destroy them. [Rim Films Catalog] The movie is essentially a biography of Lu Yun San (Ray Lui), who rose from being an illiterate fruit stand seller to the most powerful man in Shanghai. Lu is a man with a heart of gold but with two flaws: too willing to help out his friends, and too willing to gamble. Lu's first big break came when he befriends Huang Quan Rong (Kent Cheng, a powerful Police Chief Inspector in Shanghai and getting a job working for him (at a very brutal price I may add). As Huang's right hand man, Lu is sent to investigate a missing opium shipment from Generay Yuan Su Chan (Elvis Tsui Kam-Kong). Lu does one better by getting an agreement between Huang and General Yuan. Not only does Lu get this agreement, the French in the French Concession are also persuaded to give the selling opium rights to Lu, Huang and Yuan. This makes them instant millionaires. Later on, the trio is forced to make the difficult decision of choosing sides - union (Communist) or Kuomintang. [summary by Yellow Hammer]