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Corey Yuen Kwai
Don Yuen,  Cory Yuen,  Yuen Kwei,  Yuan Kuei,  Yuen Kuei,  Yuen Fui,  Yuen Yan-Kwei,  Yuan Kue,  Yuen Kuai,  Yuen Fui,  Yun Kwei
Born: February 15th, 1951





 
Filmography (1968-2017)
 
  Stunts (2 films)
    Crystal Fist (1979)    
    We're Going to Eat You (1980)    
  Planning (8 films)
    Mr. Vampire Part 2 (1986)    
    Promising Young Boy (1987)    
    Eastern Condors (1987)    
    Dragons Forever (1988)    
    Picture of a Nymph (1988)    
    Spooky, Spooky (1988)    
    Pedicab Driver (1989)    
    Bury Me High (1991)    
  Producer (10 films)
    Righting Wrongs (1986)    
    The Blonde Fury (1989)    
    Shanghai Shanghai (1990)    
    Mortuary Blues (1990)    
    All for the Winner (1990)    
    The Top Bet (1991)    
    Fist of Fury 1991 (1991)    
    Fist of Fury 1991 II (1992)    
    Women on the Run (1993)    
    Master of the Drunken Fist - Beggar So (2016)    
  Story (3 films)
    No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)    
    She Shoots Straight (1990)    
    All for the Winner (1990)    
  Senior Producer (1 film)
    Master of the Shadowless Kick - Wong Kei-Ying (2016)    
  Actor (126 films)
    The Jade Raksha (1968) ... San Hu's thug
    The Swordmates (1969) ... Bandit
    Deaf and Mute Heroine (1971) ... [Extra]
    Ambush (1971) ... [Extra]
    The Golden Lion (1971) ... Wang's thug
    Fist of Fury (1972) ... Susuki's student
    The Young Avenger (1972) ... Liu's bandit
    The 14 Amazons (1972) ... Hsia soldier - King's tent
    Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972) ... Wu's thug
    The Brutal Boxer (1972) ... Thug
    Hap Ki Do (1972) ... Hapkido student
    Tough Guy (1972) ... [Extra]
    The Yellow Killer (1972) ... Mr. Lo's thug
    The Thunderbolt Fist (1972) ... [Extra]
    Freedom Strikes a Blow (1973) ... Thug
    Duel of the Dragons (1973) ... [Extra]
    The Rendezvous of Warriors (1973)    
    None But the Brave (1973) ... Japanese
    The Money-Tree (1973) ... Fights at the movie set
    The Black Belt (1973) ... Thug attacking Yuan
    The Master of Kung Fu (1973) ... Wong's student
    Death Blow (1973) ... Jean Valsoie 's assistant
    The Rats (1973) ... [Extra]
    Gambling Syndicate (1973) ... Casino thug
    Kung Fu 10th Dan (1974) ... Fighter
    The Evil Snake Girl (1974) ... Thug
    Superior Youngster (1974) ... [Extra]
    Only the Brave Stands (1974) ... [Extra]
    The Big Showdown (1974) ... [Extra]
    The Suicide Murder (1974) ... [Extra]
    The Shadow Boxer (1974) ... Jin's thug
    Wits to Wits (1974) ... [Extra]
    Naughty! Naughty! (1974) ... Boss Feng's thug
    The Tournament (1974) ... Japanese student
    Paris Killers (1974) ... [Extra]
    The Valiant Ones (1975) ... Pirate
    The Seven Coffins (1975) ... [Extra]
    The Man from Hong Kong (1975) ... Karateka / Hotel assassin
    The Young Dragons (1975) ... Lui Fu's thug
    Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975) ... [Extra]
    Bruce Lee and I (1976) ... Thug in bar
    The Criminals (1976) ... 3) Brother Lin's gangster
    The Drug Connection (1976) ... Boss Wu's thug
    The Big Family (1976) ... [Extra]
    The Himalayan (1976) ... Kao's guard
    Killer Clans (1976) ... Chuan's man
    The Dragon Missile (1976) ... Villager/Palace fight [extra]
    Emperor Chien Lung (1976) ... Gambling house thug
    The Magic Blade (1976) ... Chien's man
    Brotherhood (1976) ... [Extra]
    Oily Maniac (1976) ... road worker
    Big Bad Sis (1976) ... Thug
    The Web of Death (1976) ... Qingyi Clan member
    Hero of the Wild (1977) ... Spearman
    Clans of Intrigue (1977) ... Waiter at Inn Gutsy
    The 7 Grandmasters (1977) ... Sun Hung of Hu Pei, 5th Grandmaster
    Deadly Angels (1977) ... Thug
    The Secret Rivals, Part II (1977)    
    Jade Tiger (1977) ... [Extra]
    The Fatal Flying Guillotines (1977) ... Soldier in tree
    The Invincible Armour (1977)    
    Death Duel (1977) ... Japanese in Hei Sha Clan
    To Kill a Jaguar (1977) ... Sam's thug
    The Mighty Peking Man (1977) ... Bomb unit soldier
    The Battle Wizard (1977) ... Poisonous Moths Clan member
    Snuff-Bottle Connection (1977) ... Ambusher w/spear
    Last Strike (1977) ... [Extra]
    Broken Oath (1977) ... One of Chou's guards / Hao's bodyguard
    Pursuit of Vengeance (1977) ... Man at inn attack [extra]
    Born Invincible (1978) ... Hei Pai killer
    Revenge of the Shaolin Master (1978) ... Bandit/Guard
    Flying Guillotine, Part II (1978) ... Lama monk guard [extra]
    The Vengeful Beauty (1978) ... Flying Guillotine at bamboo trees
    Soul of the Sword (1978) ... Pai Kwa Hall's swordsman
    Swordsman and Enchantress (1978) ... [Extra]
    The Instant Kung Fu Man (1978) ... Robber
    A Massacre Survivor (1979) ... Fights Chao Tien-piao
    The Brothers (1979) ... Thug [extra]
    Dance of the Drunk Mantis (1979) ... Rubber Legs' student
    Crystal Fist (1979) ... [Extra]
    The Ring of Death (1980) ... [Extra]
    Six Directions of Boxing (1980)    
    We're Going to Eat You (1980) ... [Extra]
    The Buddha Assassinator (1980) ... Fighter in opening scene
    Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981) ... [Cameo]
    Tower of Death (1981) ... Guard in the cave
    Dragon Lord (1982) ... Smuggler
    Zu: The Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983) ... Devil Disciple leader
    Heart of the Dragon (1985) ... Ah Tad's SWAT buddy
    Yes, Madam! (1985) ... Policeman [extra]
    The Millionaires' Express (1986) ... Shi Yu's gang
    Where's Officer Tuba? (1986) ... Taoist priest in deity Chun Kui costume
    Righting Wrongs (1986) ... Joe Doh
    Eastern Condors (1987) ... Judy Wu
    Mr. Vampire Part 3 (1987) ... Uncle Nine's birthday guest
    Couples, Couples, Couples (1988) ... Dauphne's new apartment neighbor
    In the Blood (1988) ... Dan
    Three Against the World (1988) ... Candy seller
    Spooky, Spooky (1988) ... Hen Egg
    Pedicab Driver (1989) ... Coolie [cameo]
    The Iceman Cometh (1989) ... Bum
    She Shoots Straight (1990) ... Boatman [cameo]
    Pantyhose Hero (1990)    
    Mortuary Blues (1990) ... Sergeant Shih Chun
    All for the Winner (1990) ... Shing
    License to Steal (1990) ... Policeman
    The Nocturnal Demon (1990) ... Mr Yuen
    Bury Me High (1991) ... Wei Tien Hsien
    Gambling Ghost (1991) ... Brock's poker opponent in dream
    The Top Bet (1991) ... Fishy Shing
    Legend of the Dragon (1991) ... Policeman
    Fist of Fury 1991 (1991) ... Master Fok Wan
    The Raid (1991) ... Brother Big Nose
    Saviour of the Soul (1991) ... Master
    Fist of Fury 1991 II (1992) ... Master Fok
    Saviour of the Soul II (1992) ... Doctor
    Fong Sai Yuk II (1993) ... Li Guo Bang
    Women on the Run (1993) ... Officer Pun
    The Bodyguard from Beijing (1994) ... Shopper in mall [uncredited]
    My Father Is a Hero (1995) ... Bartender
    The Saint of Gamblers (1995) ... Shing
    Thunderbolt (1995) ... Doctor treating Jackie
    Hero (1997) ... Uncle Po
    Just Another Pandora's Box (2010) ... General of Cao
    A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three (2016) ... Old man under the Moon
    Soccer Killer (2017) ... Qing Song
  Executive Director (1 film)
    Dragons Forever (1988)    
  Martial Arts Director (14 films)
    The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung (1973)    
    Hero of the Wild (1977)    
    The 7 Grandmasters (1977)    
    The Instant Kung Fu Man (1978)    
    A Massacre Survivor (1979)    
    Dance of the Drunk Mantis (1979)    
    The Dragon and the Tiger Kids (1979)    
    Crystal Fist (1979)    
    Dragon Lord (1982)    
    Zu: The Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)    
    Heart of the Dragon (1985)    
    Righting Wrongs (1986)    
    Eastern Condors (1987)    
    The Blonde Fury (1989)    
  Stunt Choreographer (1 film)
    Mortuary Blues (1990)    
  Action Choreographer (1 film)
    My Father Is a Hero (1995)    
  Director (26 films)
    Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)    
    Yes, Madam! (1985)    
    No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)    
    Righting Wrongs (1986)    
    No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)    
    In the Blood (1988)    
    She Shoots Straight (1990)    
    All for the Winner (1990)    
    The Top Bet (1991)    
    Saviour of the Soul (1991)    
    Ghost Punting (1992)    
    Saviour of the Soul II (1992)    
    Fong Sai Yuk (1993)    
    Fong Sai Yuk II (1993)    
    Women on the Run (1993)    
    The Bodyguard from Beijing (1994)    
    My Father Is a Hero (1995)    
    Mahjong Dragon (1997)    
    Black Rose II (1997)    
    Hero (1997)    
    Enter the Eagles (1998)    
    The Avenging Fist (2001)    
    So Close (2002)    
    The Twins Effect II (2004)    
    DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)    
    Treasure Inn (2011)    
  Assistant Martial Arts Director (4 films)
    The Secret Rivals, Part II (1977)    
    The Invincible Armour (1977)    
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)    
    Tower of Death (1981)    
  Action Director (52 films)
    Duel of the Dragons (1973)    
    Kung Fu 10th Dan (1974)    
    The Evil Snake Girl (1974)    
    Bruka Queen of Evil (1975)    
    The Ring of Death (1980)    
    We're Going to Eat You (1980)    
    The Buddha Assassinator (1980)    
    Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981)    
    Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)    
    Aces Go Places - Our Man from Bond Street (1984)    
    Yes, Madam! (1985)    
    No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)    
    No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)    
    Lost Souls (1989)    
    Shanghai Shanghai (1990)    
    She Shoots Straight (1990)    
    All for the Winner (1990)    
    American Shaolin (1991)    
    Legend of the Dragon (1991)    
    The Top Bet (1991)    
    Fist of Fury 1991 (1991)    
    Lee Rock (1991)    
    Lee Rock II (1991)    
    The Magnificent Scoundrels (1991)    
    Fist of Fury 1991 II (1992)    
    Ghost Punting (1992)    
    The Moon Warriors (1992)    
    Fong Sai Yuk (1993)    
    Rose Rose I Love You (1993)    
    Fong Sai Yuk II (1993)    
    The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)    
    The Bodyguard from Beijing (1994)    
    High Risk (1995)    
    Black Rose II (1997)    
    Hero (1997)    
    Timeless Romance (1998)    
    The Avenging Fist (2001)    
    So Close (2002)    
    The Twins Effect II (2004)    
    A Chinese Tall Story (2005)    
    Red Cliff (2008)    
    Red Cliff: Part 2 (2009)    
    Shaolin (2011)    
    Treasure Inn (2011)    
    The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)    
    Naked Soldier (2012)    
    Wu Dang (2012)    
    Badges of Fury (2013)    
    Rise of the Legend (2014)    
    Birth of the Dragon (2016)    
    A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three (2016)    
    Soccer Killer (2017)    
  Assistant Director (1 film)
    Birth of the Dragon (2016)    
  Martial Arts Consultant (1 film)
    Operation Scorpio (1992)    
  Assistant Action Director (1 film)
    Drunken Master (1978)    
  Writer (2 films)
    Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982)    
    Hero (1997)    
 
 
Biography
 
 

Real name: Ying Gang-Ming.

Yuen Kwai joined Sifu Yu Jim Yuen's Chinese Drama and Opera Academy in his childhood.

He learned peking opera and martial arts with his fellow classmates including Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao and were collectively called the Seven Little Fortunes.

He joined the film industry and started working as a bit player and stuntman.

He became well known for his superior martial arts performance in "Dance of the Drunk Mantis" (1979), and he was then promoted to the post of martial art director.

His famous works include "Dragon Lord" (1982) and "Zu - Warriors From the Magic Mountain" (1983).

In 1982, he began his directing debut with "Ninja in the Dragon's Den", produced by Ng See Yuen. Then Ng asked Yuen to go to America to direct an action movie, "No Retreat, No Surrender" under the name Corey Yuen, starring then unknown Jean-Claude van Damme.

As he came back to Hong Kong, he made one of his best action movies, "Yes, Madam", which made Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock to be the best known fighting ladies.

He co-directed with Jeff Lau "All For the Winners" which grossed HK$41.3 millions and was the highest grossing movie in 1990.

He was nominated for best action choreography award of the Hong Kong film awards several times and finally won the award for "Fong Sai Yuk" (1993).

from the DVD "Righting Wrongs".

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