Trouble Makers (2006)

Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - China  |  
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Four geeky guys take on a band of ruthless crooks with less than spectacular results in this offbeat comedy from China. Black Well Village is a small town that for years has been under the thumb of the Xiong Brothers, four siblings who run a small but efficient criminal empire. Two of the Xiong Brothers (Wan Yanhui and Kong Qingsan) have become the mayor and official accountant the community, which allows them to bend the laws and spend the taxes as they wish, while their other brothers (Li Xiaobo and Zhu Yi) are thugs who act as muscle for the family when not indulging violence just for fun. Ye Guangrong (Wu Gang), leader of the local Communist party chapter, has grown frustrated with the widespread corruption and abuse of power, and decides to do something about it. Dawang (Li Changyuan), Tugua (Wang Shujun) and Shuigen (He Yunqing) are three fellow white-collar men who have run afoul of the Xiong Brothers, and they join forces with Ye Guangrong to run the criminal family out of town. However, the law-abiding foursome lacks the Xiongs' talent for intimidation, and so they enlist the services of kung fu master Dog Balls (Pu Xiaohu) and hatch a scheme that will entrap the brothers with a pair of underage girls. However, the plan soon goes awry, and the would-be vigilantes are forced to improvise.