Mahjong Dragon (1997)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jonathan Crow

Corey Yuen Kwai and David Lai Tai-wai team up once again to direct this yarn about Fan Sau-tin (Josephine Siao Fong-fong), a middle-aged cop and mahjong fanatic who flees Hong Kong for mainland China when her gambling debts grow too huge and the mob comes to collect. There she realizes that she needs to get married and quick to stay in the country. Gambling ace Quick-hands (Zhao Wenzhou), who is looking to move to Hong Kong to make pots of money there as a card sharp and to avoid the mainland mob, offers his hand in marriage. Unfortunately, not only can neither stand the other's company but Fan and Quick's own personal entanglements are making their marriage of convenience a whole lot more complicated than either reckoned: Fan's suitor / debt collector Blackie (Blackie Ko Shou-liang) is starting to poke around while Quick's love -- a beautiful young lass named Kwan (Desiree Lam Kee-wan) -- is hoping to see Paris before she dies tragically of brain cancer and he doesn't have the money to buy it.