Once Upon a Time in Shanghai

Synopsis: A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.
Genre: Action, Crime
Director(s): Ching-Po Wong
  1 nomination.
96 min

In 1903


...is a dream of Chinese

If they work hard, they can

take care of their family

To create the career,

they even risk thei lives

There is just one moral code

"the survival of the fittest"

Some people here work very hard

for a better future

But the number of people go wrong way,

...enter the gangs is much more than that.

The seduction of wine, money blinds them,

and the finally consequence is death


Young people continue to flow into

this city more and more,

to find the dreams

Beat him!

Brother Ma.

Son, you shouldn't live in this village

You and Xi Shi take Zai Hua

to Shanghai to find her father

Your left arm with terrible power,

can injure people in fighting.

In the future, if you want to fight,

think about me first.

We have arrived Shanhai.

Money or cheer are acceptable!



We arrived.

Welcome to Shanhai.


Is this the Shanghai's villa that

brother Niu said?

So bad!

This is better many times than our village

Who are you looking for? Scoundrel!

- Brother Niu.

- Which Niu?

Niu En Guang, brother Niu.

Niu En Guang? It's no wonder that...

Lunch time!!!

Brothers, hurry up.

You get late and there will be nothing left

- Let me through. - Why do you come so soon?

- Master Bing.

Are they your fellow?

Yeah. They need my help

Being a bigbrother,

atleast I have to provide them food

Don't continue your business anymore

let's find a manual job

it's more stable for both of you

and your brothers.

You can not ask for a

delay of rent too long

I just give you 2 days

Ok, ok.

Brothers, let's eat!

This kind of inn in Shanghai

if the signboard is fallen

many people will be crush

No way. I think Master Bing is a good man

Good man?

Good man in Shanghai are just like

public vehicle.

Everyone get get on and sit.

I'm your Bigbrother

so tonight, I will show you

what is "Shanghai by night".

Are you so hungry?

Brother Niu.

People say that Shanghai

is a prosperous city

Why is it so deserted?

This is now the situation of Shanghai

"the survival of the fittest". Only

people who know their times can survive.

Right. Shanghai in some years ago

was the same as what you're imaging.

Properous, brriliant, wine, money,...

Just like a delicious piece of meat

that many people want to eat.

At the moment, Japanese also want to share

But don't worry.

The Japanese can't eat it now.

Because Shanghai

was original under the rule of

4 Axe Gang's ringleaders.

Dan Jia, Jie Zhang Zi,

Master Bai, Cheng Pou

4 people hold the power of this city.

But there's a happening this year.

That is the appearance of a person,

his name's Long Qi

Long Qi is the man who

make the big change of

situation in Shanghai

People who is walking on streets this time,

are ganster or someone

get bored with his life.

When Long Qi came to Shanghai,

he was even poorer than

us, had no influence

But now he has everything

How could he do that

That is thanks to his punch.

Using punch to usurp streets.

Before this cigarette is reduced to ashes,

if you can survive

I will permit you to continue to

be the owner of San Zhong Tian

This is the business of you and Long Qi

I just come to listen to music

If you want to fight, I can't stop

Pawn just retreat when it scare of death.

I was born in Shanghai,

there's no way to get back.

Therefore, we should enjoy this life

especially when you are living in Shanghai.

From now on, this restaurant belong to me

We won't call it San Zhong Tian anymore,

call it Qi Zhong Tian.

Any objection?


You also don't object, do you?

Jie Zhang Zi, why are you still here?

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Jing Wong

Jing Wong is the name of: Wong Jing (born 1955), pinyin Wang Jing, Hong Kong film director, producer, actor, presenter, and screenwriter Wong Jinglun (born 1983), English name Jing Wong, Singaporean Mandopop singer, actor more…

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