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Simon Yam (born 19 March 1955), also known as Yam Tat-wah (任達華), is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He received international acclaim for his performances in international film festival hits and box offices such as Naked Killer, SPL (aka Kill Zone), Election, Election 2 (aka Triad Election), Exiled, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, The Thieves. Yam started off as a model before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television series prior to “apply his trades” in the film industry in 1987. His elder brother is Yam Tak-wing, a retired former Deputy Commissioner of Hong Kong Police. In 1989, he starred in the Japanese-Hong Kong co-production of Bloodfight. This was the first of its kind in which English was spoken throughout the entire film. In 1992, Yam gained critical acclaim for his role as the maniacal Judge in the crime film Full Contact, where he faced off in a bloody battle against Chow Yun-fat’s character. In 1993, he starred as “Dhalsim” in the action-comedy film Future Cops, a parody of Street Fighter directed by Wong Jing. In 1996, Yam began his role as Chiang Tin-Sung, the leader of the Hung Hing triads in the first three instalments of the Young and Dangerous film series.

In 2000, Yam starred as Cheung San, the progenitor of all vampires, in the television series My Date with a Vampire II, produced by ATV. In 2003, Yam made his Hollywood film debut in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life as Shaolin crime lord.

In 2013, Yam directed his first film, as part of the Hong Kong portmaneau horror film Tales From the Dark 1.

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Chasing the Dragon II

Chasing The Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch is based on a real-life spate of kidnappings that terrorised Hong Kong’s elite in the 1990's.
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Future Cops

In the year 2043, an evil crime lord (The General/M. Bison) is trying to take over the world. Future Cops Movie TrailerIn the year 2043,...
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Tactical Unit – The Code

Tensions flare between PTU officers and the Complaints Against Police Officers unit when a security camera captures a triad member being brutalized by PTU...
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Sparrow

Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as "Sparrows" in HK slang. Sparrow (文雀; Wen que) is...
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A or B

A young business elite Xiaonian Zhong, was imprisoned in a house! Everyday, a mysterious man will reveal one of his darkest secrets to the...
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The Bombing aka Air Strike

During World War II, five different Chinese people fight their way through Japanese Air Force attacks to protect an important military machine in Chongqing,...
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Legend of the Naga Pearls

A wily human joins a team of unlikely heroes as they race to retrieve the magical Naga Pearls and prevent the destruction of their...
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Eye in the Sky

Established scriptwriter Yau Nai-hoi makes an assured directorial debut with Eye In The Sky, a novel and lively thriller based around the Hong Kong...
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Burning Snow

A young woman is forced to marry an older man who runs a roadhouse saloon. She is constantly being raped by her husband, a...
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Explosive City

When Japanese assassin Jade (Hisako Shirata) fails in an attempt to kill a visiting dignitary, the ensuing melee leaves her with amnesia and in...
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Ip Man

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man (Chinese: 葉問; 1 October 1893 – 2 December 1972), the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese...
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The Mission

Triad boss Lung (Eddy Ko), who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis (Anthony Wong), James (Lam Suet),...
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Fulltime Killer

Two professional hitmen - a jaded Japanese and a cocksure Cantonese - lock gun barrels in FULLTIME KILLER, Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai's latest...
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Raped by an Angel

A lawyer is fascinated by an advertisement with two models, Lam and Man. He arranges a rape plan against Man.
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Juliet in Love

An offbeat romance between two social misfits starring Hong Kong's most accomplished actors, Sandra Ng and Francis Ng, in the leading roles. The film marks...
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The Suspect

This explosive and pacey piece from action auteur Ringo Lam (Full Alert) sees the director put aside his customary gritty street realism in favour...
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Expect the Unexpected

Different in look from the tenebrous The Longest Nitebut clearly from the same creative team, Patrick Yau's third feature, Expect the Unexpected, is a...
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PTU

Two years in the making, Johnnie To’s police thriller PTU focuses on just a single night’s action. Scruffy police sergeant Lo (Lam Suet) stumbles into...
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Exiled

The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers...
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SPL: Kill Zone

SPL: Sha Po Lang (Chinese: 殺破狼, released in the United States as Kill Zone) is a 2005 Hong Kong action film written and directed...
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Ip Man 2

Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to...
Poster for the movie "Cross"

Cross

Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face.
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Two Thumbs Up

Four loser gangsters devise a scheme that is eviously ingenious (or profoundly stupid):
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12 Golden Ducks

Devastated by a love affair, former in-demand gigolo Future Chang (played by Sandra Ng) retreats to Thailand, leading the life a dissolute.
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Wild City

Former cop-turned-bar owner Kwok and his underachieving half-brother befriends a drunken woman, they soon find themselves targeted by both her former lover, a high-powered...
Poster for the movie "SPL 2: A Time for Consequences"

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

SPL II: A Time for Consequences is a 2015 Hong Kong-Chinese action film directed by Cheang Pou-soi, and produced by Wilson Yip and Paco...
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Detective Gui

Detective Gui (Chinese: 宅女侦探桂香) is a 2015 suspense romantic comedy film directed by Oxide Pang. A China-Hong Kong-Taiwan co-production, the film was released in...
Poster for the movie "Ulterior Motive"

Ulterior Motive

Ulterior Motive is a 2015 Chinese action thriller film directed by cinematographer Arthur Wong and starring Gordon Lam, Qin Lan, Simon Yam, Archie Kao...
Poster for the movie "The Midnight After"

The Midnight After

Watch The Midnight After online A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars...
Poster for the movie "Iceman"

Iceman

In the Ming Dynasty, there lives four orphans, Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. Raised in Taoyuan Village, the four are as closed as brothers. Their...
Poster for the movie "Coming Back"

Coming Back

Poster for the movie "The Man behind the Courtyard House"

The Man behind the Courtyard House

The film tracks protagonist Chen Zhihui who succumbs to trauma and frustration when he is released after spending 20 years in prison and becomes...
Poster for the movie "Dragon Squad"

Dragon Squad

Big-budget action filmmaking plays out across Hong Kong in Dragon Squad, a fast-moving production clearly positioned for international appeal. Overseas and local police officers Ho...
Poster for the movie "Control"

Control

Mark, a man who commits perjury for his company in order to help his mother. However, he meets a mysterious person who threatens him and...

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