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Yuen Tak

 
 
 
 
Other names : 元德
Chiang Lin
Richard Hung
Richard Hung Tak Cheung
Yuan Te
Yuen Tai
 
Birthdate : 1/1/1956
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : France, Hong Kong, USA
Activities : Director (1), Action Director (68), Assistant Action Director (3), Actor (31), Brief appearance (4), Cameo (1), Stuntman (6)

Biography

A student of Yu Jim Yuen, he initially comprised part of the Seven Little Fortunes (along with Yuen Lung [Sammo Hung], Yuen Lo [Jackie Chan], Yuen Wah, Yuen Biao, Yuen Kwai [Corey Yuen] and Yuen Mo). Aside from appearances in early Jackie Chan films as a stuntman (The Young Master) his early appearances of note were for Shaw (My Young Auntie, Boxer from the Temple).

Yuen Tak got his chance in 1980. Following the success of Snake In The Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master with Jackie Chan, Shaw felt they could capitalize on their success, and who better to capitalize then another of the Seven Little Fortunes. Thus Yuen Tak stars in The Master. While the film is a great example of Yuen Tak’s talents, with excellent martial arts scenes it fails to come across than anything more than a clone of these films and thus does not utilize his talents to the best of their ability. Yuen Tak then focuses his talents as an action choreographer. Examples of his work are the superb scenes found in: Prince Of The Sun, Iceman Cometh or Dragon From Russia. He then collaborated with his opera brother, Corey Yuen. The collaboration yielded such fruits as Saviour Of The Soul, Fong Sai Yuk (which won an award for it’s choreography), She Shoots Straight and Operation Scorpio.

He still found time for the occasional on screen appearance. He doubles as actor/choregrapher in Dragon From Russia and Angels 2 (and faces Moon Lee in the best sequence of film). His Opera School brother Corey Yuen allowed him to shine as the villain in 1997’s Hero (alongside fellow brothers Yuen Wah and Yuen Biao). He also recently acted and helped choreograph The Myth (featuring Opera School brother Jackie Chan), which is an excellent showing of his schools. It is universally accepted among many people that he has never truly been given that vehicle with which to show the truest extent of his skill.

Arnaud Lanuque and Scott Finch
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Saving General Yang 2013 Action Director
 Naked Soldier 2011 Action Director
 Treasure Inn 2011 Action Director, Actor
 Gallants 2010 Action Director
 Shaolin 2010 Action Director
 Kung Fu Cyborg Attraction 2009 Action Director
 Sniper 2009 Action Director
 Three Kingdoms - Resurrection Of The Dragon 2008 Action Director
 Myth, The 2005 Action Director, Stuntman
 Legend Of Evil Lake, The 2003 Action Director
 Born Wild 2001 Action Director
 Kiss Of The Dragon 2001 Action Director
 One, The 2001 Action Director
 2000 AD 2000 Action Director
 Universal Soldier : The Return 1999 Stuntman
 Beast Cops 1998 Action Director
 Enter The Eagles 1998 Action Director
 Martial Law 1998 Action Director
 97 Legendary La Rose Noire 1997 Action Director
 Hero 1997 Action Director, Actor
 Mahjong Dragon 1997 Action Director
 Mr. Magoo 1997 Stuntman
 Beyond Hypothermia 1996 Action Director
 Somebody Up There Likes Me 1996 Action Director
 War Of The Underworld 1996 Actor
 Asian Connection 1995 Director, Action Director
 High Risk 1995 Action Director, Brief appearance
 My Father Is A Hero 1995 Action Director
 Teenage Master 1995 Action Director
 Touch Of Evil, A 1995 Action Director
 Bodyguard From Beijing, The 1994 Action Director
 New Legend Of Shaolin, The 1994 Action Director
 Tian Di 1994 Action Director
 First Shot, The 1993 Action Director
 Fong Sai Yuk 1993 Action Director
 Fong Sai Yuk II 1993 Action Director
 Once Upon A Time In China III 1993 Action Director
 Rose Rose I Love You 1993 Action Director
 Women On The Run 1993 Action Director
 Fist Of Fury 1991 II 1992 Action Director, Actor
 Gameboy Kids 1992 Action Director, Cameo
 Operation Scorpio 1992 Action Director, Actor
 Powerful Four, The 1992 Action Director
 Saviour Of The Soul 2 1992 Action Director
 American Shaolin 1991 Action Director
 Banquet, The 1991 Brief appearance
 Fist Of Fury 1991 1991 Action Director, Actor
 Robotrix 1991 Action Director
 Saviour Of The Soul 1991 Action Director
 Tigers, The 1991 Action Director
 Today's Hero 1991 Action Director
 Top Bet, The 1991 Action Director, Actor
 Touch And Go 1991 Action Director
 Chicken a la Queen 1990 Action Director
 Dragon From Russia, The 1990 Action Director, Actor
 Shanghai, Shanghai 1990 Action Director, Actor
 She Shoots Straight 1990 Action Director
 To Spy With Love 1990 Action Director
 Angels 2 1989 Action Director, Brief appearance
 Iceman Cometh, The 1989 Action Director, Stuntman
 Pedicab Driver 1989 Brief appearance
 Prince Of The Sun 1989 Action Director
 Better Tomorrow II, A 1987 Assistant Action Director
 Millionaire's Express, The 1986 Actor
 Heart Of Dragon 1985 Stuntman
 Master Strikes Back, The 1985 Action Director, Actor
 Destiny's Champion 1984 Action Director
 Friend From Inner Space, A 1984 Action Director
 I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad 1984 Actor
 Return Of The Bastard Swordsman 1984 Action Director
 Bastard Swordsman 1983 Action Director, Actor
 Demon Of The Lute 1983 Actor
 Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, The 1983 Actor
 Holy Flame Of The Martial World 1983 Action Director
 Lady Assassin, The 1983 Action Director, Actor
 Rivals Of The Dragon 1983 Actor
 Gang Master 1982 Actor
 Kid From Kwangtung 1982 Action Director, Actor
 Lovers Blades 1982 Action Director, Actor
 Passing Flickers 1982 Actor
 Perils Of The Sentimental Swordsman 1982 Actor
 Ambitious Kung Fu Girl 1981 Actor
 Bloody Parrot 1981 Assistant Action Director
 Boxer From The Temple 1981 Action Director, Actor
 Emperor And His Brother, The 1981 Actor
 My Young Auntie 1981 Actor
 Coward Bastard 1980 Action Director
 Master, The 1980 Assistant Action Director, Actor
 Young Master, The 1980 Stuntman
 Fighting Fool, The 1979 Actor
 Knockabout 1979 Actor
 Magnificent, The 1979 Actor
 Snake Prince, The 1976 Actor
 

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 Yuen Tak pictures :  (Hide)
The Myth
High Risk
The Dragon From Russia
The Dragon From Russia
The Master Strikes Back
The Master Strikes Back
Demon Of The Lute
Demon Of The Lute
The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
The Lady Assassin
My Young Auntie
The Snake Prince
 
 Other Yuen Tak pictures :  (Hide)
Operation Scorpio (1)
Shanghai, Shanghai (1)
The Dragon From Russia (2)
The Iceman Cometh (1)
Demon Of The Lute (3)
Rivals Of The Dragon (2)
The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (2)
My Young Auntie (2)
The Master (4)
Other pictures (5)
 
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