Sammo Hung (born Hung Kam Po, 7 January 1952) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, producer and director, known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu, and John Woo. Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the vampire-like Jiang Shi genre. He is widely credited with assisting many of his compatriots, giving them their starts in the Hong Kong film industry, by casting them in the films he produced, or giving them roles in the production crew. Hung has starred in 75 films, and worked on over 230, beginning as a child actor whilst still attending the China Drama Academy. Upon leaving the opera school, he worked as an extra and stuntman, and progressed through other roles including fight choreographer, stunt co-ordinator, action director, actor, writer, producer and director. —IMDb… read more
Just watched "Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars." I can't believe it's not on here yet! What a fantastic film. Sure, most of the runtime is eaten up by broad and pervy Hong Kong-style sexual comedy, but what action is there is fierce. Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and Andy Lau(!) fight an entire warehouse full of bad guys while wearing tank tops and matching dance pants. It's amazing. Later on, Sammo Hung squares off against Australian martial artist Richard Norton (of "Gymkata" fame) in a hilarious but brutal fight. Then Sammo even manages to steal the show from Jackie by beating a Japanese assassin senseless with some tennis rackets.
Please tell me I wasn't the only one who loved Marshal Law back in the nineties? That was the last of the great tongue in cheek cop shows.