Young And Dangerous (series)
The Young and Dangerous film series (Chinese: 古惑仔) is a collection of Hong Kong films about a group of triad young members, detailing their adventures, dangers and growth in a Hong Kong triad society. The series is based on a popular comic book series known as "Teddy Boy".
The series contributed a lot to the public image of triads and was condemned by certain quarters as glorifying secret triad societies. However, it was immensely popular in Hong Kong and spun 9 sequels and spin-offs. Its main actors and actresses have also became major stars in their own right.
Andrew Lau served as cinematographer and director for parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 a subsidiary of Young and Dangerous later was renamed to Born to Be King including a prequel with radio personality Manfred Wong writing scripts for the ongoing franchise.