The Tricky Master

The Tricky Master

Film poster
Directed by Wong Jing
Produced by Wong Jing
Written by Wong Jing
Starring Stephen Chow
Nick Cheung
Sandra Ng
Wong Jing
Kelly Lin
Suki Kwan
Music by Lincoln Lo
Cinematography Ko Chiu Lam
Edited by Sue Woo
Release dates
  • 5 August 1999 (1999-08-05)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$19,141,640 (Hong Kong)

The Tricky Master (千王之王2000) is a 1999 Hong Kong crime comedy gambling film directed by Wong Jing.[1]


Leung Foon is a happy-go-lucky man with a girlfriend named Pizza and he is a police detective in the Happy Valley Police Station tasked of being a small-time undercover with his superior nicknamed "Thousand Faced Man" but after their undercover case of protecting a millionaire's daughter nearly failed, Leung was tired of taking undercover work and even protested to quit the police force if he's not given a big-time case. Eventually "Thousand Faced" gave Leung the biggest task of bringing a big-time swindler named Ferrari to justice with a promotion being the reward despite Leung failing his "preparedness test".

Leung first starts the investigation by doing what he does best, going undercover as a "invited guest" heading towards Ferrari's beach. As he arrived on the shore, he met First Love, a con woman in disguise of a sweet, cool girl and asking for her phone number (she typed a vulgarity on his mobile phone). After one of Ferrari's henchmen, Fat Pig splashed on Leung at the beach, he was taken to Ferrari's mansion to become one of his security guards.

After Leung realized he was tricked by Ferrari and one of his con women, First Love along with losing his job after Ferrari encrypted all his server's data with a computer virus knowing what was going on, Leung was forced to approach Pizza's brother-in-law Master Wong, a gifted conman whom he and Pizza met in Macau and hated by Leung to learn his skills and become a conman with a vengeance.



The film grossed HK19,141,640 (US$2.46 million) in Hong Kong.[2][3]


  1. "The Tricky Master". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. "The Tricky Master". hkmdb
  3. Kevin Ma (5 February 2014). "Golden Chickensss leads HK lunar box office". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 5 February 2014.

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