Divine Retribution (TV series)
Divine Retribution (世紀之戰) is a TV drama series broadcast by ATV in Hong Kong on 11 September 2000. The series is supposed to be a sequel to TVB's 1992 series The Greed of Man, and was initially called (大時代2000), literally "Greed of Man 2000". Part of the reason for the name change (Chinese + English) was said to be due to legal rights disputes. Douban reviews have suggested that the sequel to a TVB series being adopted by a rival channel ATV was actually not one of major controversy.
|Created by||Wai Ka-fai|
|Written by||Yau Nai-hoi
|Directed by||Tam Long-cheung
|Opening theme||Passerby of the Great Era (大時代過客) by Adam Cheng|
|Ending theme||How Much Fame and Wealth (名利有幾多) by Adam Cheng|
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Running time||45 minutes each episode|
|Original network||ATV Home|
|Original release||11 September– 3 November 2000|
|Literal meaning||"The Battle of the Century"|
The series takes place in the future year of 2003, where the stock market has created financial crisis that caused complete chaos in the Asia pacific regions. Ting Yeh (Adam Cheng) and Fong San-hap (Sean Lau) now renew their battle and continue where they left off.
The roles by Sean Lau and Adam Cheng are mainly unchanged from the previous series despite the name change. Other characters from The Greed of Man were portrayed by different actors cast by ATV, while Amy Kwok, who had a role in The Greed of Man, portrays a different character in this series.
|Sean Lau||Fong San-hap
|A stock market genius who made most of his fortune during the 1990s stock market showdown against the Ting family.|
|Adam Cheng||Ting Yeh
|A brute who has escaped from prison to avenge his family|
|Lawrence Yan (甄志強)||Ting Yat-yeh
|Ting family's oldest son|
|Andrew Yuen (袁文傑)||Ting Yee-yeh
|Ting family's 2nd son|
|Chun Kai-wai (秦啟維)||Ting Sam-yeh
|Ting family's 3rd son|
|Amy Kwok||Cheung Keung
|A therapist who is in charge of Ting Yeh. She used to be Fong San-hap's primary school classmate and they start a relationship after reuniting.|
|Ben Wong||Chun Tou-tin
|Fong San-hap's assistant and mentee. He handles the company when Fong is away.|
|Xu Jinglei||Yuen Siu-mui
|Fong San-hap's spouse. She is sweet, down-to-earth, pure and faithful, but extremely frugal in spending.|
|A woman resembling Siu-mui who was sent by Chun Tou-tin to spy on Fong San-hap.|
|Alice Chan||Ching Hei-man
|Cecilia Lai (黎思嘉)||Shek Leung-chan
|Belinda Hamnett||Cheng Miu-miu
|Fong San-hap's love interest.|
|Kristal Tin||Kei Siu-kwan
|Kenneth Chan||Au-yeung Wai-lun
|Susan Tse||Professor Lam
|Cheung Yeung (宗揚)||Frankie|
|Lam Nai-chung (林乃忠)||Lei Ka-shing
|A spoof of Li Ka-shing|
|Cheung Yip-cyun (張頁川)||Kwok Ying-zung
|A spoof of Henry Fok|
|Wong Man-zi (王文治)||Ho San
|A spoof of Stanley Ho|
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