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Yun-Fat Chow
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Date of Birth: May 18, 1955

Country: Hong Kong

Biography: Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born May 18, 1955) is an actor from Hong Kong. He is best known in Asia for his collaboration with filmmaker John Woo in heroic bloodshed genre films A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Hard Boiled; and to the West for his role as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He mainly plays in dramatic films and has won three Hong Kong Film Awards for "Best Actor" and two Golden Horse Awards for "Best Actor" in Taiwan...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 82 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (82) | Writer (2)
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Project Gutenberg (2018)
The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity. (imdb)
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Cold War 2 (2016)
Picking up some time after the events in the first movie, Sean Lau is now the Commissioner of Police after the successful rescue operation. However, things turn bad when his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Sean has to seek help from former rival and retired DCP, Waise Lee, to return to his job to help save Sean`s wife and child.
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From Vegas to Macau III (2016)
Ken is holding a wedding ceremony in Macau for her daughter, Rainbow, who is marrying his protege, Vincent. Ken's best buddies, Vic and Mark, are invited to the wedding. On the wedding day itself, Mark receives a phone call from Michael Chen, who warns him that a mysterious tycoon has hired mercenaries to assassinate Ken. The wedding is then sabotaged, while Ken and Mark are accused to have engulfed DOA's illicit money. (imdb)
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From Vegas to Macau II (2015)
Chow Yun-fat is back as the titular gambler, Ken, with the magic hand. This time, the movie exaggerates his skills with CGI poker cards until it almost becomes a fantasy. But that's to be expected in a Wong Jing's movie. This time, the location is shifted to Thailand where Mark (Nick Cheung), an accountant in a money-laundering syndicate, DOA, is chased by Interpol and DOA. Ken has to save him and help his protégé, Vincent (Shawn Yue).
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Office (2015)
Stylish, glamorous, and fast-paced, Office sees Hong Kong master Johnnie To branching out into yet another genre, rendering Sylvia Chang's hit play Design For Living as a spectacular movie musical about high-level corporate intrigue. (tiff.net)
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The Monkey King (2014)
The film is based on selected chapters of Wu Cheng'en's classical novel Journey to the West and will tell the story of how the Monkey King rebels against the Jade Emperor of Heaven (wiki)
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From Vegas to Macau (2014)
The story starts with small-time conman Cool (Nicholas Tse), whose undercover policeman half-brother (Phillip Ng) is murdered by Ko (Gao Hu), the head of an illegal gambling syndicate. Cool seeks the help of "Magic Hands" Ken (Chow Yun Fat), a legendary gambler turned casino security consultant, to battle Ko. (imdb)
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The Assassins (2012)
Set in the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history, the story focuses on Cao Cao in his old age, exploring the areas of military tactics, love, and the relationship between father and son. (imdb)
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The Last Tycoon (2012)
Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to start again. After escaping prison CHENG quickly and violently moves his way up the ladder of Shanghais criminal underworld to become on the most powerful mob bosses in Shanghais history. (imdb)
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The Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
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Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues. (imdb)
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Shanghai (2010)
An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding. (imdb)
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Confucius (2010)
The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius. (imdb)
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Dragonball Evolution (2009)
After training with the great Master Roshi (Yun-Fat Chow), powerful warrior Goku (Justin Chatwin) fights to protect the planet from the evil Lord Piccolo (James Marsters), who is determined to conquer the universe by collecting the seven mystical Dragon Balls. Based on the hugely popular anime series, James Wong's live-action film follows Goku's thrilling adventures and incredible battles against dangerous alien adversaries. netflix.com
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Inspired by true events, THE CHILDREN OF HUANG SHI is a portrayal both sweeping and intimate of people who, thrown into an unexpected and desperate situation, discover their capacity for love and responsibility... (imdb)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World
In the follow-up to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, we find our heroes Will Turner (Bloom) and Eizabeth Swann (Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones Locker while the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the seven seas. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006)
A swindler falls in love with a potential target. (imdb)
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself. (imdb)
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Bulletproof Monk (2003)
The Monk (Yun-Fat) is a Zen-calm martial arts master whose duty has been to protect a powerful ancient scroll. Faced with finding the scroll's next guardian, the Monk's quest brings him to New York City, where, to his disbelief, it appears his successor is a smart-mouthed pickpocket named Kar (Scott). (MGM)
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An Autumn Diary (2002)
An Autumn Diary, a winning modern romance which takes inspiration - and even some footage - from the classic An Autumn's Tale, which starred Chow Yun Fat and Cherie Chung! Wing is a young woman who has patterned her romantic ideals after an old diary she discovered fourteen years ago. Within the diary's pages is recounted a heartwarming romantic tale of a young woman, who finds love with an uncouth country hick who, deep down, is a true gentleman. (yesasia.com)
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Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)
In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix takes you into the history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema that spans two decades. This one features action scenes from 16 action-packed movies featuring action gurus, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme and many more.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure. Li is embittered by the loss of his jade sword, and his unrequited pursuit of Yu is further complicated by the mysterious intrusion of an assassin. The identity of the assassin is gradually unveiled as another poignant tale of love begins to ravel with that of Li and Yu against the backdrop of Western China's magnificent landscape. (imdb)
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Anna and the King (1999)
This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of King Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them. (imdb)
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The Corruptor (1999)
With the aid from a NYC policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things complicate when the Triads try to bribe the policeman. (imdb)
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The Replacement Killers (1998)
After he betrays Mr. Wei, the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death, professional killer John Lee (Yun-Fat) goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn (Sorvino), Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. (Sony)
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God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage (1997)
Following Ko Chun's earlier years as he battles for the position he was destined for: The God of Gamblers. (imdb)
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Peace Hotel (1995)
After causing a notorious massacre, a mysterious and dangerous man known only as "The Killer" sets up the Peace Hotel to protect strangers from their pasts; and, perhaps, to atone for his own past sins. But their idyll is broken with Shau Siu Man's arrival, along with the posse out to kill her. And as violence inevitably ensues, all their secrets will be revealed...
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Treasure Hunt (1994)
A C.I.A. agent is assigned to go to Beijing to look for a hidden "treasure," which turns out to be a woman who has supernatural powers, and is the National Treasure of China. (imdb)
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Who Do You Think You
A comparison of the films Reservoir Dogs and City on Fire, claiming Quentin Tarantino borrowed many elements of City on Fire without giving proper credit. (imdb)
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God of Gamblers Returns (1994)
Ko Chun, the God of Gamblers, returns living a wealthy life, but a rival appears, killing the God of Gamblers pregnant wife and soon to be son. Before dying, his wife tells him not to gamble for one year and not to reveal his identity as the God of Gamblers. A year almost passes, and the gambler lives a forgiving life, until the man who kills his wife appears, taking revenge into his own hands... (imdb)
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Now You See It, Now You Don
This is a screwball-comedy in Hong Kong style. Chow Yun Fat plays the spoiled village hetman of a tiny village in Hong Kong. The plot revolves around his love interest who has run off to work in downtown Hong Kong and many culture clashes between the peasants and urban life are highlighted. (imdb)
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Hard Boiled (1992)
A tough as nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
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Full Contact (1992)
In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist... (imdb)
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Love Unto Waste (1991)
An atmospheric moral drama about four young, disaffected Hong Kong singles whose cavalier, bored outlook on life crumbles under the weight of two tragedies--a murder, and the terminal illness of one, a police detective (Chow Yun-Fat). (mubi.com)
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Prison on Fire II (1991)
Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. He surrenders himself to authorities, but the vengeful chief of security, Zau, arranges for Ching to be set up in the eyes of the Mainland gang, led by the affable Dragon. Dragon and Ching both then escape separately, and while fugitives, hook up together and bond. (imdb)
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Once a Thief (1991)
Stylish caper thriller stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cheri Chung as a trio of international art thieves... (imdb)
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God of Gamblers II (1991)
Wong Jing's sequel to All for the Winner and spin-off to God of Gamblers finds Chow Sing Cho looking up to Michael "Dagger" Chan in order to become Ko Chun's next disciple, but the two must put aside their differences when they discover that a gang boss is bent on ruining the God of Gamblers' name. (imdb)
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The Fun, the Luck and the Tycoon (1990)
Chow Yun Fat was a famous, clever, rich and spoiled playboy in town living in his father's luxury house. His wealthy grandmother had a rich twin sister. Both of them had their own family and kids. The twin grannies wished to match up their grand children so that their legacy would not fall into the hands of outsiders. Unfortunately, the two grandchildren were not fond of each other.    One month before his marriage with Li, Chow met Cheung Ai Ka in a "Cannoeing Charity Competition" (hkcinemagic.com)
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God of Gamblers (1989)
Do San (the God of gamblers) is a legendary gambler helped by his supernatural abilities. He undertakes to help a friend pay a debt by beating his friend's advisory at the card table (imdb)
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Triads: The Inside Story (1989)
Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this weakness. Li Man-Ho reluctantly agrees after pressure from other members to temporarily act as leader in order to restore stability and order. But he is soon faced with violence, betrayal and confusion, in this world he tried so long to avoid. (imdb)
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The Killer (1989)
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.
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All About Ah-Long (1989)
A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness. (imdb)
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A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)
At the end of the Vietnam war, Cheung goes to Saigon, intent on bringing his uncle and cousin back to Hong Kong. In Saigon, Cheung meets beautiful gangleader Chow, and relies on her help for their safe return. A love triangle develops between the cousins and Chow Further complicating matters, Chow's lover Ho, a gang leader, appears Ho deports the cousins, and kills their uncle. (imdb)
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Wild Search (1989)
The police are staking out a Hong Kong flat, waiting to catch some major gun-dealers. While the suppliers are conducting their deal, they move in. Both buyers are killed in the gunfire, but not their young daughter. The suppliers escape, and as their ruthless boss covers his tracks, he goes after the girl, the only witness. They trace her to a safe house, but are killed in the ensuing gunfight. (imdb)
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Fractured Follies (1988)
Joe, a taxi driver who finds love when he accidentally hits someone with his taxi. The victim is May, a sweet girl who walks with a limp due to one of her legs being longer than the other. Joe mistakenly thinks that he's crippled May for life, so to make it up to her he works for her family, helping them run their grocery store. Soon, he falls in love with May, but she's slow to return his affection. (imdb)
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When Tat Fu Was Young (1988)
In 1913, Dafu, 17, goes from China to Japan for studies. At that time Japan is the rising power, a nation of proud people. China is in turmoil. Dafu takes tough studies and racial discrimination in stride. But he finds his nascent manhood difficult to handle. In a hot spring spa, he meets Lung Erh, his dream girl. Dafu falls in love instantly, but she soon disappears... (hkcinemagic.com)
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Eighth Happiness (1988)
Three brothers try to make ends meet when they concoct plans to be one big family of eight. Cooking expert Mr. Fong goes through high and low to court Opera performer Wu Hsiu-Fang, Gigolo wanna-be "Handsome" Lung has one girlfriend too many and Yuppie San just wants to be happy with girlfriend Ying-Ying. (imdb)
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City War (1988)
Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer. (imdb)
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Diary of a Big Man (1988)
A two-timing bigamist finds himself concocting scheme after scheme with his best friend, Chi Hung, to prevent either of his wives from discovering his bigamy. The unwanted intervention of a police officer as well as a series of unfortunate events lead to the wives discovery of the whole plot. They team up with Chi Hung's exasperated fiancée, Ka Lai, to exact revenge upon the two men. (imdb)
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Tiger on Beat (1988)
A seasoned cop (Chow Yun Fat) and his rookie partner (Conan Lee) are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker. (imdb)
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Scared Stiff (1987)
Alan and Halley are partners in a pest control company. Handsome Alan gets the girls and puffy Halley gets nothing. One night the two are injured in a car crash. Halley suffers slight injuries but Alan is dead for all purposes except his brain wave which still works actively. But when Halley cries over his "corpse", Alan bursts into ecplosive life. So the doctor decide to study this phenomenon and Alan agrees to be the guinea pig as he fancies the beautiful Dr. Emily. (hkcinemagic.com)
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Spiritual Love (1987)
A small-time triad member discovers a letter from an antique desk written by a young girl who died from an illness years before. After her death, she was posthumously married to a grotesque-natured ghost husband; therefore, in her letter, she pleads for a person born on a certain lunar time and date to give up 3 years of his life to free her soul. Feeling sympathy and realizing he matches the type of person the girl is looking for, the triad member grants the girl the wish... (imdb)
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An Autumn
A young woman from HK goes to study in New York.
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A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (imdb)
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City on Fire (1987)
An undercover cop, played by Chow Yun-Fat, infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store. The film shows how he infiltrates the gang. (imdb)
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Flaming Brothers (1987)
A tale between two brothers. One has left the triads and gone legit. The other has decided to stay and keep the triad from going to the ways of drugs and gun running. But, when one brother's in trouble, will the other drop whatever he's doing and protect his sibling even if it means losing his life? (imdb)
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Tragic Hero (1987)
After being released from prison, Tang Kat-Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous. (imdb)
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The Romancing Star (1987)
Chow Yun-fat in this hilarious offbeat comedy plays Wong, a mechanic who falls for a beautiful rich girl (played by Maggie Cheung). When Wong finds out his friend also like her, he must fight him for her attention (imdb)
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Prison on Fire (1987)
An explosive crime-drama that caused a sensation upon its release. Audiences gasped for breath from the bloodshed and violence, yet were deeply moved by the fraternal bond between the two leading characters. Chow Yun-Fat and Tony Leung are riveting as the inmates who get involved with the intracacies of the prision system. (imdb)
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Code of Honor (1987)
Ho-Chen Tung is an aging mob boss, with plans to retire from the syndicate and join his family in Australia. But just as he decides to go, the heads of crime factions beneath him rat him out. That is when Han, a Vietnamese refugee that has become a surrogate son for Tung, decides to take matters into his own hands, with disastrous consequences.
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Rich and Famous (1987)
To pay off his debt as a gambler, a man drags his sister and step-brother into a life of crimeand a violent war between rival gang lords. (imdb)
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Lost Romance (1986)
Not to be confused with Last Romance, which also stars Maggie Cheung and is also directed by Yonfan. Rose Wong is a giddy young flirt, changing boyfriends almost daily and managing to break all of their hearts. She leaves HK for Paris to study, and thus begins to grow up, and marries, though not for love. When her adored brother dies, she returns to HK, divorced, and meets a handsome man who looks like her brother. But her old flames are still around. (hkmdb.com)
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The Seventh Curse (1986)
A noble doctor saves a beautiful woman from being devoured by a Thai demon, only to be cursed by a wicked priest. A wild action/ horror comedy featuring kung-fu monks, zombies, and blood curses.
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A Hearty Response (1986)
After a botched attempt to nab a drug smuggler in a parking garage, police detectives Ho Ting-Bon (Yun-Fat Chow) and Cheong Yan (Fong Liu) accidentally cause a runaway car to hit a young woman, Kwong Sun (Joey Wang), who is in the city illegally. Sun then fakes amnesia in order to protect her illegal identity, and is put-up for several nights by Bon. While Sun struggles to find her identity papers in Hong Kong and relatives to take her in, Bon feels compelled to let her stay in his home. (imdb)
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100 Ways to Murder Your Wife (1986)
Two men plot to kill their beautiful but nagging and unbearable wives. (imdb)
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The Lunatics (1986)
A psychiatrist donates his time to help the mentally ill street people of Hong Kong. A reporter who hears about his activities accompanies him on his rounds. (imdb)
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Dream Lovers (1986)
Noted art director Tony Au Ding-ping helms this acclaimed romantic fantasy featuring Chow Yun-fat and Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia. Sony Yu (Chow) is a famous orchestra conductor who recently suffers from a series of bizarre visions of a beautiful woman and a Qin dynasty era terracotta statue. (allrovi.com)
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A Better Tomorrow (1986)
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (imdb)
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The Yangs
Hong Kong miniseries based on a series of novels and plays titled Generals of the Yang Clan. The series is a grand production, starring the all of the Top Actors and Actresses of TVB at the time. (mydramalist)
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The Battle Among the Clans (1985)
The story begins with the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong coming to an end in 1945 and the remaining Japanese dying or leaving the territory. The British colonial government have yet to fully resume its duties. Citizens themselves are flushing out the remaining traitors one by one. Soon, multiple societies of different legions were formed within the HK underground. Each one tries to control the city in a time of very weak and corrupt governance.
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Women (1985)
Unfortunate Bao-er decides to divorce her husband Derek after she discovers he is having an affair. Seeking solace with her group of friends, who call themselves the 'Happy Spinsters Club', she begins to face life as a single mother while Derek moves in with his new young girlfriend. (imdb)
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Why Me? (1985)
The tragic story of Fat Cat, a mentally retarded man who endures the mistreatment of the local villagers, and Koko, the idealistic social worker who tries to give him a better life. Koko's battle against ignorance and apathy on Fat Cat's behalf takes its toll on them both. (imdb)
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Witch from Nepal (1985)
During a safari in Nepal with his girlfriend, Joe is unbelievably chosen as the chief of a mystical tribe and is filled with magic power. When Joe is back to Hong Kong, a slave girl from the tribe helps him and gives him the token of authority. The two also fall in love. The Messenger of Evil from Nepal comes to attack Joe for the token. The sacrifice of the slave girl compels Joe to fight desperately against the Evil. (imdb)
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The Occupant (1984)
Angie (Sally Yeh), a college student from Canada, returns to her native Hong Kong to work on a Master's thesis focusing on the superstition. Her topic will get much-needed attention as the ... (imdb)
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Hong Kong 1941 (1984)
Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, disabling seizures. (imdb)
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Love in a Fallen City (1984)
The time is the late 1930s and a pending war with the Japanese forms a part of the epic setting for a fashionable and old-fashioned love affair between a once-wealthy widow and divorcée newly arrived in Hong Kong and a rich Chinese playboy educated at Cambridge. The epic treatment of their romance is provided by background music in the form of Chinese opera or contemporary love songs and dazzling, opulent settings along the seashore or in tourist spots. (allmovie)
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Long Goodbye (1982)
This is the story of a vengeance-motivated hit man. His methods are unorthodox, not to mention gruesome.
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The Postman Fights Back (1981)
The Republiic of China was still young, Shihai and the warlords were against Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Long and his gang roamed the northern mountain areas. They are known as "The Pigtails" for the pigtails they wear. Because of the stratgic importance of the northern mountains Jiao sends his envoy. (imdb)
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God of Killers (1981)
Wu Viet is a Vietnamese refugee who wants to leave his country behind and start over in the United States. First, he must make his way to Hong Kong, but as he passes through Thailand, he meets a beautiful woman who travels with him. Wu and his new love end up in a refugee camp in Thailand, where they discover many of their countrymen are disappearing under mysterious circumstances. (allmovie)
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Hard Boiled Killers (1980)
A young still relatively unknown Chow Yun Fat stars in this low-budget critically panned police action-comedy. Fresh out of the academy, straight-laced and obtuse rookie cop Chu quickly lands in hot water when his integrity and by-the-book manner gets his colleagues in trouble. When he accidentally exposes his British boss' illegal gambling ring, the humiliated now ex-cop sends a gang of roughguards after Chu. (allrovi.com)
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Heroic Cops (1978)
Chow Yun-Fat and Danny Lee star in this police action film. Two cops are trying to capture a triad boss, but are interrupted by hitman played by Chow Yun-Fat. This is one of those unique combination Hong Kong movies with action, comedy, and violence. (amazon.com)
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Hot Blood (1977)
Chow Yun Fat plays a police inspector named Cheng who is killed in the line of duty while trying to nab a crook. One of his close friends, Chang Lei (Cheung Lui), decides to take back his resignation letter and track down the crook at any cost. (The Movie Database)
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