Andy Lau

Andy_LauAndy Lau Tak-wah MH, JP (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter, actor, presenter, and film producer.

Lau has been one of Hong Kong’s most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same time. In the 1990s, Lau was branded by the media as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop. Lau was entered into the Guinness World Records for the “Most Awards Won by a Cantopop Male Artist”. By April 2000, he had already won a total unprecedented 292 awards. In 2005, Lau was awarded “No.1 Box office Actor 1985–2005” of Hong Kong, yielding a total box office of HKD 1,733,275,816 for shooting 108 films in the past 20 years. In 2007, Lau was also awarded the “Nielsen Box Office Star of Asia” by the Nielsen Company (ACNielsen).

Andy Lau Filmography

 

Poster for the movie "Perfect Exchange"

Perfect Exchange

Mindy Chan (Andy Lau) is a top-notched gambler/swindler. His girlfriend Lily (Christy Chung) and friend Ah Chi are card dealers at the casino where bad guy Lau and his mistress Mona (Anita Lee) frequent. Chor Hung (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), a play on the Chinese name for famed retired actress Cherie Chung, is a senior security guard at the local prison. During a card game, Ah Chi and Mindy swindle millions of dollars from Lau, but … Read more

Runaway Blues

Before he was crowned one of the “Four Heavenly Kings”, Andy Lau starred in the 1989 gangster film Runaway Blues. He plays Lam, a Taiwan gangster who flees to Hong Kong after killing a rival gangster. Hiding at his uncle gang boss Lip’s place, he gets embroiled in more gang conflicts and is forced to be an informant for the police. Lam runs away to Guangzhou and Macau with Lip’s mistress, causing an enraged Lip … Read more

Bloody Brotherhood

Wah is the only one in his family lucky enough to survive the deadly boat passage from China to Hong Kong. Once in Hong Kong, he searches for opportunities he heard so much about. After struggling for months, he discovers that this is all but a myth.

Saviour of the Soul

A woman blinds a martial arts master and his pupil vows revenge on her. She is forced to abandon her loved ones without explanation in order to protect them from her ill-intentioned pursuer.

Drunken Master III

Set around the turn of the century in China, the White Lotus Society plots to put the next Emperor on the throne. To do this they want their protege to marry the Princess Sun Yu who possesses an important jade ring. They dispatch Yueng Kwan to fetch her. However, Yueng Kwan is a patriot, working for the revolutionary forces of Sun Yat Sen. He abducts Sun Yu and finds refuge with the father of the … Read more

A Fighter’s Blues

After a 13-year imprisonment in Hong Kong, a kickboxer challenges the current champion in order to restore his honor.

Protégé

Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan – the biggest player in the local heroin market. When the ailing Kwan makes Nick his protégé, Nick could not but sway before money and power and starts to perform his role like a real drug trafficker.

Century of the Dragon

Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang leader Fei Ling (Andy Lau). Shing comes to respect Fei Ling and question his original motives, but the troubled cop must make a crucial decision before rival gangs and impatient cops move in for … Read more

Gun n’ Rose

Mr Lung, the boss of a criminal family, decides that his adopted son Alan should be his successor. However, this decision doesn’t suit Mr Lung’s biological sons Simon and Bowie, so they intend to get rid of their adopted brother. Alan manages to escape death and flee; he is determined to start new peaceful life. But will he be able to escape his past?

On the Wrong Track

A look at two brothers, whose reckless careers as gang members create conflict with friends, family, the police, school and their lives.

From Vegas to Macau III

A gambler is targeted for murder during the wedding of his daughter to his protege. Rainbow, Ken’s daughter, is marrying his pupil, Vincent, at a wedding ceremony in Macau. Vic and Mark, two of Ken’s closest friends, have been invited to the wedding. Mark receives a phone call from Michael Chen on the day of the wedding, warning him that a mysterious tycoon has hired soldiers to assassinate Ken. The wedding is soon ruined, and … Read more

From Vegas to Macau II

Following his confrontation with the nefarious DOA organization, Ken (Chow Yun Fat) is looking forward to going back to enjoying his retirement. His rest is cut abruptly short when his protégé Vincent (Shawn Yue), who’s now working for Interpol, asks for Ken’s help in taking down the real mastermind behind DOA, Aoi. The two head to Thailand, where DOA’s former chief accountant Mark (Nick Cheung) has escaped with his daughter.

Mission Milano

Interpol partners with a wealthy entrepreneur to protect a new invention dubbed The Seed of God.

The Conmen in Vegas

The Conmen in Vegas is a 1999 Hong Kong action comedy film produced, written, and directed by Wong Jing and is a sequel to the 1998 film The Conman.

The Conman

King, the Con Man, is regarded as the successor of God of Gamblers. Dragon opts for gambling and approaches King, hoping to learn gambling tricks from him. They really take to each other and become good partners. On a gambling ship, King meets Ma Kau Man, the grand gambling banker who can affect the results of every soccer match and horse race, and San Ken, a laughing tiger, who plots to make use of King’s … Read more

The Saint of Gamblers

Lui is the tyrant of gamblers in Macau. He puts forward a masked Saint Of Gamblers to cover for him in the casino. Meanwhile, Uncle Sam has lost his livelihood since the real Saint Of Gamblers retired. So he sets out in search of the new Saint. He discovers God Bless You, who possesses extraordinary powers and takes him under his wing. God meets Ho, the Goddess Of Gamblers from Thailand, and learns that she … Read more

Casino Tycoon

Set in World War II, Casino Tycoon chronicles the story of Benny, a young graduate played by Andy Lau, who flees Hong Kong during the Japanese invasion and heads for the gambling haven Macau. Once in Macau, he impresses a local businessman who has ties to organized crime, he slowly builds his way up in the ranks of the Macau underworld which ultimately leads to trouble.

Casino Tycoon II

It is 20 years on and Ho Hsin is now the proud and powerful owner of a chain of casinos in Macau. Unfortunately, he is also the target of many enemies, some of whom are in dangerously close proximity to him. But Ho has faced adversity before and is not about to just roll over and die.

Dances with Dragon

Aaron, a young, successful Chinese businessman, drifts on to a rural island after a scuba accident. Mistaken for an illegal immigrant, he is forced to take refuge in a small, family-run grocery store. Enjoying the riches to rags transition, he tells nobody his true identity, and falls in love with the grocery store owner’s daughter, Yvonne. But while Aaron enjoys his life of anonymity, Yvonne covets the chance to escape her poverty. Meanwhile, in Aaron’s … Read more

God of Gamblers II

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.

Crocodile Hunter

Two cops are partnered together and decide to protect two beautiful women who are actually rivals–one, a woman released from prison, the other, an actress who’s been targeted for rape–while in search of escaped murderous convicts.

Casino Raiders

For most of the running time it’s business as usual as gamblers Andy Lau and Alan Tam pull scams when they’re not exposing them for casinos and incurring the wrath of a family of Japanese gangsters before Tam marries rich girl Idy Chan and Lau, as is the way with all movie hustlers, gets a busted hand, a drink problem and Rosamund Chan (so not entirely a bad shuffle there).

Tricky Brains

A trickster-for-hire, known as the Tricky Expert, is hired to ruin the lives of a father and son by making them think that he’s a part of the family.

The Last Blood

Lui Tai, an Interpol agent, is assigned to protect the Daka Lama, a famous religious leader who’s targeted for death by a militant Japanese terrorist group. When the Daka Lama is injured, Lui Tai embarks on a quest to find a suitable blood donor.

The Romancing Star III

This third franchise installment carries on the wacky romantic spirit of cheese auteur Wong Jing’s earlier efforts, as four mismatched and contentious Hong Kong couples consider swapping partners but realize they’re happier as they are.

The Crazy Companies

A rivalry between two brothers causes chaos through out the business world. Can the good brother defeat his greedy elder brother at his own game? Only Wong Jing and his usual cronies can sort out this mess with hysterical results and oddball humor

Magic Crystal

Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg’s mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with buddies Pin-pin and Pancho ventures to Greece to find his long lost friend Shen. They soon discover Shen is being tailed both by the KGB and by Interpol after discovering some rare gems in an archaeological dig. After a unkindly series of events, Andy … Read more

The Crazy Companies 2

One the day Horny to get married, his two pals Frank and Kai told him to avoid the trap of marriage. However his finacee forced him to sign the certificate. Kwai, Horny’s other pal had a firm with his brother Fu. Fu could not manage the office and owed the Fok’s family 2M and Fok’s manager Robert persuaded to merge Fu’s company. The three pals joined Fok’s to solve the crisis…

The Tigers

Cops find their careers and their lives in jeopardy when they spend a gangster’s bribe money after releasing him from custody during a drug bust.

Little Cop

Ever since he was a child, Lee Chi-kin has been determined to become a police officer, despite the fact that he comes from a family of criminals. As an adult, he joins the police force, where he is first placed with the Narcotics Bureau. During a drug raid operation, he catches a drug dealer. He is later transferred, first to the Anti-Porno Bureau where he falls in love with a call girl, then to the … Read more

Lucky Stars Go Places

Lucky Stars Go Places, also known as The Luckiest Stars, is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Eric Tsang. It is the fourth film in the Lucky Stars series. It was an attempt to combine the original Lucky Stars troupe with the similar action comedy ensemble from the Aces Go Places series.

Running Out of Time

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong’s organized crime syndicates.

A Moment of Romance III

Lau Tin-Wai (Andy Lau) is a fighter pilot in the Chinese airforce who is forced to ditch in a field; he is taken in by the remote community of farmers who nurse him back to health, here he meets Ting Siu-Wo, a young woman who falls in love with him.

Casino Raiders II

Chicken Feet (Andy Lau) assists in running an honorable gambling den owned by the crippled Uncle Fan (Siu-Ming Lau) and his son Kit (Wong Kit). Having previously tried to shut down the gambling den and take over by paralyzing Fan and framing Kit for another man’s murder, ruthless local Triad boss, James (Kelvin Wong) goes a step further by murdering Fan. Driven only by money and the pursuit of two valuable ‘Jade stones’, James kidnaps … Read more

Give Them a Chance

Back in 2001, action director Sam Wong Ming-Sing shepherded a young group of lower-class dancers into the semi-big leagues. Thanks to great effort and timely sponsorship, the troupe was able to display their hip-hop street dance stylings as back-up dancers in Andy Lau’s summer concert.

Fascination Amour

Lau is a spoiled playboy who’s on fiancée number 8 – and makes sport of getting rid of them. With his entourage (including an amusing Anthony Wong) in tow, he boards the cruise ship Fascination with the intent of ridding himself of his latest set-up. However, he didn’t count on falling for heiress Sandy who is – no surprise here – the only girl who can withstand his “money buys all” attitude. Things aren’t that … Read more

Cat and Mouse

Zhan Zhao (Andy Lau) is a court officer who learns of a plot to assassinate Judge Bao (Anthony Wong). While on holiday he meets a young man named Bai (Cecilia Cheung) who turns out to be a woman. Zhan Zhao tries to recruit Bai to help him stop the assassination of Judge Bao.