Ryan Crosby, aka Rod Driver, is a sex worker turned forty and still turning tricks. He realizes he wants change but quickly recognizes that he has a very limited skill set. The series explores his discovery of a hidden passion for the culinary arts as he examines his life. A smart, sexy, edgy drama with dark comedy.
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Hustling - Kung Fu Hustle - Netflix
Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts gangster comedy film, directed, co-produced and co-written by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. The other producers were Chui Po-chu and Jeffrey Lau, and the screenplay was co-written with Huo Xin, Chan Man-keung, and Tsang Kan-cheung. Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Danny Chan Kwok-kwan, and Bruce Leung Siu-lung co-starred in prominent roles. After the commercial success of Shaolin Soccer, its production company, Star Overseas, began to develop Kung Fu Hustle with Columbia Pictures Asia in 2002. The film features a number of retired actors famous for 1970s Hong Kong action cinema, yet has been compared to contemporary and influential martial arts films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero. The cartoon style of the film, accompanied by traditional Chinese music, is often cited as its most striking feature. The film was released on 23 December 2004 in China and on 25 January 2005 in the United States. It received a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 78 out of 100 at Metacritic. The film grossed US$17 million in North America and US$84 million in other regions. The film was the all-time tenth-highest-grossing foreign language film in the United States as well as the highest-grossing foreign-language film in the country in 2005. Kung Fu Hustle won numerous awards, including six Hong Kong Film Awards and five Golden Horse Awards. The film was re-released in 3D in October 2014 across Asia and America, marking the tenth anniversary of the film.
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In 2005, Chow announced that there would be a sequel to Kung Fu Hustle, although he had not settled on a female lead. “There will be a lot of new characters in the movie. We'll need a lot of new actors. It's possible that we'll look for people abroad besides casting locals”. In January 2013 during an interview Chow admitted that plans for making Kung Fu Hustle 2 have been put on hold. “I was indeed in the midst of making the movie, but it is currently put on hold in view of other incoming projects”. Production of Kung Fu Hustle 2 was delayed while Chow filmed the science fiction adventure film CJ7. As a result, Kung Fu Hustle 2 was slated for a 2014 release. By 2017, Chow already completed The Mermaid and Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back. Due to his focus on behind-the-scenes production and the fact that he hasn't made an appearance since CJ7, it was suspected that he had stopped acting. However, Chow clarified that he still wants to act, but hasn't found a role suited for him. Kung Fu Hustle II remains incomplete.
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