From Vegas to Macau III

From Vegas to Macau III

Official film poster
Traditional 賭城風雲III
Simplified 赌城风云III
Mandarin Dǔ Chéng Fēng Yún Sān
Cantonese Dou2 Sing4 Fung1 Wan4 Saam1
Directed by Wong Jing
Andrew Lau
Produced by Wong Jing
Andrew Lau
Connie Wong
Screenplay by Wong Jing
Starring Chow Yun-fat
Andy Lau
Nick Cheung
Li Yuchun
Jacky Cheung
Carina Lau
Music by Chan Kwong-wing
Chan Chi-yat
Cinematography Andrew Lau
Cho Man-keung
Edited by Azrael Chung
Mega-Vision Project Workshop
Bona Film Group
Media Asia Films
Sun Entertainment Culture
Shaw Brothers Pictures
China Star Entertainment Group
Dream Maker Entertainment
Distributed by Gala Film Distribution
Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK)
Bona Film Group (China)[1]
Release dates
  • 6 February 2016 (2016-02-06) (Hong Kong)
  • 8 February 2016 (2016-02-08) (China)
Running time
112 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Budget US$40 million[2]
Box office US$166 million[3]

From Vegas to Macau III (賭城風雲III) is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy film directed by Andrew Lau and Wong Jing and starring Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Nick Cheung and Li Yuchun, with special appearances by Jacky Cheung and Carina Lau. The film is the third and final installment of the From Vegas to Macau series. The film was released on 6 February 2016 in Hong Kong and on 8 February 2016 in China.


The film starts with the ending of From Vegas to Macau II where the cardshark Ken’s (Chow Yun Fat) lifelong lover-nemesis, Molly (Carina Lau), skydives without her parachute from her private jet. She now appears to be trapped inside some sort of laser bubble — unconscious, naked and horribly airbrushed — while her admirer, mad scientist Yik Tin Hang (Jacky Cheung) fumes about making Ken pay. Over in Macau, Ken is busy having a meltdown over the wedding of the century of his daughter Rainbow (Kimmy Tong) to his godson Vincent (Shawn Yue). To help him snap out of it, his friend Mark (Nick Cheung) hypnotizes him into thinking Vincent is marrying his fat cousin. Things go very wrong when Michael (Andy Lau), the disciple of Ko Chun, phoned in with a warning to beware of Yik Tin Hang who has hired mercenaries to kill Ken. An explosion during the wedding causes both Rainbow and Vincent to fall into coma, while Ken and Mark are accused to have engulfed DOA’s illicit money. Enraged, Ken swears to seek vengeance and to pursue the mastermind who has entangled them in his evil plans.

Ken and Mark end up in prison, a convenient venue for them to play a card game using cigarettes as chips (so technically, it’s not gambling), but are then abruptly rescued and take refuge in Michael’s home in Singapore. Michael’s spacious pad, whose open layout looks suspiciously like a sound stage, serves as a cost-effective location for a lengthy stretch, while a gaggle of characters drop in and out to deliver lame gags. These range from a mildly irritating demo of wonky weapons by an ammo expert (Law Kar-ying), to a criminally infantile cake-throwing match. Two romantic arcs unfold — one between Ken’s R2-D2 doppelganger robot, Stupido, and Michael’s femme-bot, Skinny; the other a triangle involving Michael, Ko’s younger sister Ko Fei (Li Yuchun) and Mark.

When Yik Tin Hang finally arrives to exact revenge, he challenges Ken and his friends to a game of table tennis. He later invites them to a “charity” mahjong, dice and three-person card game from China (called "Fighting the Landlord") event at a hall within a Thai island resort. A host of cameos are trotted out, including Psy of "Gangnam Style" fame. After the games, many of the guests passed out as sleeping gas was released in the hall.

Ken and his friends sneak into a warehouse under the hall, where they battle Yik Tin Hang's mercenaries and four robots. Stupido and Skinny, who fly all the way to the resort, save them and defeat the robots, but are heavily damaged in the process. Ken confronts Yik Tin Hang in the latter's lair, and Yik Tin Hang electrocutes him. Molly awakens from her laser bubble and calls Yik Tin Hang, allowing Ken to defeat Yik Tin Hang. As she dies in Ken's arms, Yik Tin Hang watches and dies as well.

At the end of the movie, Ken and his friends celebrate Chinese New Year. Stupido and Skinny, who had been repaired, are brought to them, and they take their robotic offspring along with them.



Filming started in August 2015.[4][5][6] The film features returning cast members Chow Yun-fat, Nick Cheung and Carina Lau reprising their roles from the previous installment, alongside new cast members Andy Lau, whom reprises his role as "Michael Chan" from the God of Gamblers film series, and Jacky Cheung as the new film's main antagonist. In addition to reprising his role as "Ken Shek" in the previous installments, Chow will also reprise his role as "Ko Chun" from the aforementioned film series.[2] [5]

Box office

In China, From Vegas to Macau III opened simultaneously with The Mermaid and The Monkey King 2 and recorded an opening day gross of US$26.9 million.[7][8][9]


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