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|Carlos Chan, Shawn Dou, Eddie Peng in Shanghai|
|The team shoots a race scene in Shanghai|
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The Eddie Peng Yu-Yan, Choi Si-Won, Carlos Chan Ka Lok starred Emperor Motion Picture TO THE FORE (POR FUNG) shot on location at many places. When the team shot in Shanghai, the Bund management made an exception and arranged for a road block for a street bicycle race. The area included the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Lujiazui Ring Road, the Bund and the Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel.
Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin felt that the Bund race was the most difficult part of the Shanghai stop, at the same time he also felt it was particularly entertaining. He said, "The producer already said it was impossible as soon as he heard my concept. Too many people would be there, road blocks would be involved. We in order to display the speed of the bicycle team had to block off a very long distance." At first the management was only willing to coordinate with 15 minute road blocks. In the end the team got two hours everyday, it must end before 8AM so the schedule was very tight. The team arrived at the location at 3AM. The actors would be ready by 5AM. The shoot would begin at 6AM as soon as the sun could be seen.
The Shanghai stop not only had an over 200 person bicycle crew but over 400 extras to play spectators. During the tunnel shoot, the poor road condition led to one accident after another. Many actors were injured, including Chan Ka Lok who was injured earlier. Luckily this time he only had artificial wounds. Ka Lok said, "Even if I got hurt again I wasn't scared, the director said that this was the 'TO THE FORE' spirit -- if you fall get back up, never be afraid to fail!" In addition, the character posters were released earlier.