Lam Ching-Ying

Lam Ching Ying (Chinese: 林正英; birth name: Lam Gun-bo 林根寶; 27 December 1952 – 8 November 1997) was a Hong Kong stuntman, actor, film producer, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist priest in Mr. Vampire (1985). He had a reputation for being disciplined, headstrong, restrained, and self-willed. As an actor, action choreographer, martial artist, and teacher he touched many people with his candor and uncompromising professionalism. He left behind a lasting cinematic legacy, which can be enjoyed and respected by generations all over the world. Lam died in 1997 of liver cancer.

Poster for the movie "Challenge of the Masters"

Challenge of the Masters

The Wong family kung fu school gets smacked around by a rival school. Wong Fei-hong gets fed up with the abuse and goes to learn from his father’s master. After one of the rival school’s members kills some of the townspeople Wong Fei-hong becomes enraged trains, even more, comes back and gets his revenge.

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School on Fire

A young schoolgirl, Yuen Fong (Fennie Yuen) becomes caught in a tragic stranglehold of triad activity after she testifies in court over a triad beating. When this news reaches the triad leader Brother Smart (Roy Cheung), Yuen Fong must pay him protection money for what she has done as events begin to escalate.

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Money Maker

When expert gambler Sandra Ng is killed by a rival, her ghost enlists Wong Jing and Ng Man-Tat, two screw-up disciples of Taoist Lam Ching-Ying, to help her extract her revenge. This premise allows Wong Jing to have fun with the ghost, taoist, and gambling movie genres at the same time, providing the kind of entertainment you would expect from a movie produced, directed, and starring Wong Jing … be that good or bad

Poster for the movie "The Millionaires' Express"

The Millionaires’ Express

What happens when a glamorous express, with high government officials, wealthy merchants, concubines and a gang of brigands on board, speeds towards the small town of Hanshui, where escaping bank robbers, corrupt officials, and gamblers await? Well, let’s just say the Titanic had a smoother maiden voyage.

Poster for the movie "Eastern Condors"

Eastern Condors

A motley group of Chinese prisoners held in the US is sent on a covert mission with the promise of a pardon: to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missiles that the US left behind during the pull-out.

Poster for the movie "The Prodigal Son"

The Prodigal Son

A rich man’s son believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son’s safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a traveling theatre company, the son resolves to find a better teacher.

Poster for the movie "Encounter of the Spooky Kind"

Encounter of the Spooky Kind

Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of flesh-eating zombies. But, that’s just the beginning of his run-ins with the supernatural…

Poster for the movie "Warriors Two"

Warriors Two

In an attempt to save his village from being taken over by brutes, Wah is beaten to a pulp and his mother brutally murdered. Determined to take revenge, Wah learns the art of Wing Chun and enters into a showdown with the nasty villains.

Poster for the movie "The Victim"

The Victim

Chung Yao, a martial arts expert, has long been on the run from his stepbrother, who he caught trying to rape his wife on their wedding night. His brother has never given up the chase however, and Chung Yao live in constant fear that the vengeful stepbrother will murder him and his wife.

Poster for the movie "Enter the Fat Dragon"

Enter the Fat Dragon

Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee’s footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle’s restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds a gang of thugs causing trouble in the restaurant. He takes the chance to prove himself and attacks the thugs, defeating them and saving the restaurant. Soon, he … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Iron-Fisted Monk"

The Iron-Fisted Monk

Husker is a student of the Shaolin monks, learning kung fu so that he can avenge his uncle who was murdered by the Manchus who control the province. He leaves his training early, desperate to teach the killers a lesson, and teams up with a martial artist monk who is teaching a group of factory workers how to defend themselves. When the Manchus strike again, Husker and his Buddhist pal decide it’s time to even … Read more

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Knockabout

After being cheated out of some money, two small time crooks convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students.

Poster for the movie "Heart of Dragon"

Heart of Dragon

A policeman forsakes his dream of world travel to care for a mentally impaired brother, who is later kidnapped by gangsters.

Poster for the movie "Heroes Shed No Tears"

Heroes Shed No Tears

The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves pursued by his forces, and the forces of a bitter Thai officer. The Chinese mercenaries are vastly outnumbered, and as their numbers begin to dwindle, their desperation pulls them into a corner as their enemies close in on them.

Poster for the movie "Money Crazy"

Money Crazy

Ducky is hired by Rich Chen to transport the “diamonds” he stole from Uncle Pai Mary. Uncles Tough Guy and Mary would like to get the diamond from Ducky, so volunteering to relieve Ducky of his responsibility. Somehow Tough Guy subdues the gunman and finds out the diamonds are just paste. Tough Guy and Ducky are now partners and promise Uncle Pai to recover the real diamonds. Many times they try but they get nothing … Read more

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I Love Maria

RoboCop as a woman… The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria, the gang’s #2 thug. When Pioneer 2 gets damaged during a mission to kill an outcast gang member, an inventor on the police force takes her and changes some of her programming. This new code, plus … Read more

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Mr. Vampire

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

Poster for the movie "Mr. Vampire 1992"

Mr. Vampire 1992

Master Lam and his two disciples must battle a horde of Chinese vampires in order to get the teeth dust needed to cure an ailing general. Meanwhile, the general’s wife is pregnant, and the evil spirit of an aborted baby wants to possess the unborn child’s body for its resurrection.

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Pedicab Driver

Lo Tung and his friend Malted Candy, pedicab drivers working the streets of Macao, have both fallen in love. The problem is that both their objects of affection – one a baker, the other a prostitute – are working under cruel and lecherous bosses. Somehow, the pair must find a way to win the ladies’ hearts and free them from their unpleasant jobs.

Poster for the movie "The Big Boss"

The Big Boss

Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the resulting mystery and pressures force him to break that vow and take on the villainy of the Big Boss.

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My Lucky Stars

Poster for the movie "My Lucky Stars"

My Lucky Stars (1985)

PG-13 96 min - Action, Comedy - 10 February 1985
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Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They don't like this much, but they do it.

Director:  Sammo Hung
Writers:  Barry Wong

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Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They don't like this much, but they do it.


Collections: Sammo Hung

Genres: Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  10 February 1985

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company, Golden Way Films Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds.

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Poster for the movie "Painted Skin"

Painted Skin

When an amorously inclined young man runs across an attractive young woman in need of his help, it’s not difficult for him to rush to her aid while imagining himself in her arms. Though he’s married, he retains a strong desire to bed any pretty woman in sight. To his shock, he discovers later that the pretty woman he fantasized about is a ghost.

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Chinatown Capers

Ever the pair of do-gooding drifters, Embroidered Pillow and Chili Boy always come to the aid of Hong Kong’s downtrodden and oppressed – even if it means traveling all the way to America! This time the two friends are off to San Francisco’s Chinatown in search of a millionaire’s missing daughter (Sylvia Chang, who also appears in Slaughter in San Francisco), who has vanished under shady circumstances. Typical Backalley Princess shtick ensues, including the duo’s … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Green Hornet"

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet is a 1994 Hong Kong action film directed by Lam Ching Ying and starring Chin Ka-lok. Based on the American Green Hornet series the film focuses on the character of Kato.