Simon Yam

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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Tales From The Dark 1

In the first of a two-part film project, three short stories from acclaimed Hong Kong horror writer Lilian Lee are adapted for the big screen in this horror anthology.

Poster for the movie "Election 2"

Election 2

As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

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Election

A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.

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Dr. Lamb

An abnormal taxi driver lusts for blood every rainy night, and several young women are killed as a result. The muderer, Laiu, likes to take photos of the victims dismembered bodies as momentos. Inspector Lee is called onto the case in this bizarre thriller.

Poster for the movie "Naked Killer"

Naked Killer

A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin.

Poster for the movie "Chasing the Dragon II"

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. Tony Leung Ka-fai plays the kidnap kingpin, while Louis Koo is the undercover agent who infiltrates his gang.

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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. Only one government official stands in his way, and plans to send him to prison, so The General and his minions Kent (Ken), Thai King (Sagat), and Toyota (E. Honda) travel to the year 1993 to kill the official before he has a chance to get into office. During a battle with The General’s minions, the Future … Read more

Poster for the movie "Echoes of the Rainbow"

Echoes of the Rainbow

Told through the eyes of sticky-fingered eight-year-old boy Big Ears, Echoes of the Rainbow takes place in a close-knit grassroots community in 1960s Hong Kong. Big Ears’ mother and father run the neighborhood shoe store, and his older brother Desmond is every family’s dream son – an outstanding athlete with grades worthy of Hong Kong’s best school.

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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 officers.

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Sparrow

Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as “Sparrows” in HK slang. He enjoys a carefree lifestyle taking photos. One day a dashing beauty, Chun-Lei (Kelly Lin), suddenly appears in Kei’s viewfinder. Kei is mesmerized. But behind Chun-Lei’s attractive facade lies a mysterious past and a mission to set herself free.

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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 world. At the same time, his wife, friends and business partners were all been dragged into this incident one after another. Being imprisoned, how will Zhong combat this challenging situation? How will he escape from the house and fight the mysterious man and complete the salvation?

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The Bombing aka Air Strike

An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.

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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 people in this magical fantasy adventure.

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Eye in the Sky

The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from filmmaking duo Johnnie To and Nai-Hoi Yau. Of course, the criminal knows all along he’s being watched. But that doesn’t stop him from trying to pull off the biggest score of … Read more

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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 drunken loutish brute. She harbors a young man wanted by the police in a murder case, and soon the fugitive and the young wife have a torrid affair as she continues to hide him from the authorities.

Poster for the movie "Explosive City"

Explosive City

A young Japanese woman has been trained to become a professional killer since childhood. Two cops pursue the girl, who has assassinated a Hong Kong official.

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Ip Man

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

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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), Mike (Roy Cheung), Roy (Francis Ng) and Shin (Jackie Lui) for his protection.

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Fulltime Killer

Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin, hired to clean O’s apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin’s life with a mission–to unveil O’s identity and usurp his place as the number one sharp-shooting assassin in the game.

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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. He kills her and plots to make the next a suicide. Lam realizes Man is tortured to death, she uses her body to allure him into a trap.

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Juliet in Love

Francis Ng is Jordan, a low level triad who finds himself strangely attracted to divorced restaurant hostess Juliet (Sandra Ng), who’s had a mastectomy and has since retreated into a shell. Through coincidence, the two form a makeshift family with the child of a triad boss (Simon Yam) who’s after Jordan for some dough.

Poster for the movie "The Suspect"

The Suspect

Louis Koo plays an assassin who wants to go straight after getting out of prison, so he turns down a job from his former employer Simon Yam to kill a politician. Yam carries out the hit himself and manages to frame Koo for the crime, who then must run from both the cops and criminals as he tries to clear his name.

Poster for the movie "Expect the Unexpected"

Expect the Unexpected

In this “cops and robbers” film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go into action at a moment’s notice. Working as a unit, they bring law and order to Hong Kong streets, where they must rely on their courage and skills to survive.

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PTU

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague’s missing gun. 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 a gangland mess when he visits a restaurant early in the evening.

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Exiled

A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen – those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him. Synopsis The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. For the jaded hit men, they wonder where this journey will end. Against this background … Read more

Poster for the movie "Bullet in the Head"

Bullet in the Head

When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal’s life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.

Poster for the movie "SPL: Kill Zone"

SPL: Kill Zone

Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early retirement.

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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 make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan (Sammo Hung). However, when corrupt colonial officials stage a life-or-death … Read more

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Cross

Poster for the movie "Cross"

Cross (2012)

95 min - Thriller, Crime, Mystery - 4 October 2012
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Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.

Writers:  Daniel Chan Yee-Heng

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Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.


Collections: Daniel Chan Yee-Heng

Tagline: Meet Leonard, a man who can help you die with a smile on your face...

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  4 October 2012

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Production Companies:  Fame Universal Entertainment

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min

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

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Two Thumbs Up

Poster for the movie "Two Thumbs Up"

Two Thumbs Up (2015)

102 min - Crime, Comedy, Action - 2 April 2015
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Four loser gangsters devise a scheme that is eviously ingenious (or profoundly stupid): to disguise a minibus as a police vehicle to rob cross-border rucks that carry human carcasses with money inside. The ploy kicks into action one evening in the New Territories, and the plot thickens with spooky and deadly encounters, including one with an identical police car – also a fake, but manned by killer gangsters who are after the same dead bodies.

Director:  Lau Ho-Leung

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Four loser gangsters devise a scheme that is eviously ingenious (or profoundly stupid): to disguise a minibus as a police vehicle to rob cross-border rucks that carry human carcasses with money inside. The ploy kicks into action one evening in the New Territories, and the plot thickens with spooky and deadly encounters, including one with an identical police car – also a fake, but manned by killer gangsters who are after the same dead bodies.


Collections: Lau Ho-Leung

Genres: Crime, Comedy, Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  2 April 2015

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Production Companies:  Emperor Motion Pictures, Sil-Metropole Organisation

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Runtime:  1 h 42 min

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

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12 Golden Ducks

Poster for the movie "12 Golden Ducks"

12 Golden Ducks (2015)

84 min - Drama, Comedy - 19 February 2015
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Devastated by a love affair, former in-demand gigolo Future Chang (played by Sandra Ng) retreats to Thailand, leading the life a dissolute. Thanks to the intervention of his high school teacher, Mr. Lo, Future summons the courage to return to Hong Kong. With the help of his friend Ricky, a gym trainer, he works hard to get back into shape, determined to make a comeback in the “duck” (male escort) trade. To Future’s surprise, Hong Kong has undergone a dramatic transformation since he left the city. Even the rules of the duck trade have completely changed! In order to ply his trade, Future is reduced seeking clients at an old age nursery home for women. Meanwhile, the places where women can buy happiness have become much more accessible, operating in neighborhood establishments such as a Thai restaurant…Determined to adapt to their new environment, Future and his desperate cohorts Dick Wide, Nebula and Broker Chan decide to dedicate themselves to satisfying the needs of their new client.

Director:  Matt Chow

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Devastated by a love affair, former in-demand gigolo Future Chang (played by Sandra Ng) retreats to Thailand, leading the life a dissolute. Thanks to the intervention of his high school teacher, Mr. Lo, Future summons the courage to return to Hong Kong. With the help of his friend Ricky, a gym trainer, he works hard to get back into shape, determined to make a comeback in the “duck” (male escort) trade. To Future’s surprise, Hong Kong has undergone a dramatic transformation since he left the city. Even the rules of the duck trade have completely changed! In order to ply his trade, Future is reduced seeking clients at an old age nursery home for women. Meanwhile, the places where women can buy happiness have become much more accessible, operating in neighborhood establishments such as a Thai restaurant…Determined to adapt to their new environment, Future and his desperate cohorts Dick Wide, Nebula and Broker Chan decide to dedicate themselves to satisfying the needs of their new client.


Collections: Matt Chow

Genres: Drama, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong,   China
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  19 February 2015

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Runtime:  1 h 24 min

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

Poster for the movie "Wild City"

Wild City (2015)

102 min - Thriller, Action, Crime - 20 August 2015
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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 attorney, and the gangster he employs. A suitcase full of tainted cash enters the picture as Kwok finds himself torn between the gangsters and his former colleagues.

Director:  Ringo Lam
Writers:  Ringo Lam

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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 attorney, and the gangster he employs. A suitcase full of tainted cash enters the picture as Kwok finds himself torn between the gangsters and his former colleagues.


Collections: Ringo Lam

Genres: Thriller, Action, Crime

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  20 August 2015

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Production Companies:  Mei Ah Films Production Co. Ltd.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 42 min

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 attorney, and the gangster he employs.

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Poster for the movie "SPL 2: A Time for Consequences"

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with extraordinary fighting skills guards kit and prevents his escape from prison. The prison guard’s daughter suffers from a rare form of leukemia and Kit is the only donor who can … Read more

Poster for the movie "宅女侦探桂香"

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 China on August 13, 2015.

Poster for the movie "Ulterior Motive"

Ulterior Motive

Originally living a happy and stable life, things have become clouded for rich heiress Ye Shuang (Qin Lan) after the unexpected disappearance of her husband Ling Feng (Archie Kao) and daughter. After consulting with her father Ye Cheng (Simon Yam), Shuang decides to call the police, where she re-encounters her ex-boyfriend, Yao Jie (Gordon Lam). During the investigation process, Jie finds this million-dollar ransom kidnapping case to be a misty mystery. Specializing in investigating by … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Midnight After"

The Midnight After

A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climbs aboard a minibus that is to take them from Mongkok to Tai Po. The group is as diverse as the city: there’s a young man on drugs, an arguing couple, a woman with prayer beads and a girl who has just fallen in love. And behind the wheel … Read more

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 exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. After the four successfully killed the Japanese troop leader, the Emperor orders Ying to escort the Golden Wheel of Time from Sindu (now India) back to the capital, which is said to have the power … Read more

Poster for the movie "Coming Back"

Coming Back

A comedic crime drama starring Echoes of the Rainbow actor Simon Yam. In Coming Back, which was shot in Mandarin, Yam plays a painter who restores art to increse its value. He’s also a father of an estranged daughter struggling with two personalities, one dark and one light, reflected in the alternately black and pink socks Yam brought to his screen costumes.

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 a serial killer.