Alan Tam

Alan Tam Wing-Lun MH (traditional Chinese: 譚詠麟; simplified Chinese: 谭咏麟; pinyin: Tán Yǒnglín; Cantonese Yale: Taam4 Wing6leon4; born 23 August 1950) is a Hong Kong singer and actor. He played a major role in developing the Cantopop scene in the 1980s as he was known for singing romantic ballads with modern arrangements. From 1983 to 1987, Alan Tam received numerous music awards and won Most Popular Male Artist and IFPI Award for successive four years, which made him the most famous superstar singer of Hong Kong in 1980s. In early 1988, he publicly quit all pop music award ceremonies and put most efforts in searching new direction for Cantopop music. Today, he is still active in the music and film industry, releasing new albums on a regular basis. Since the late 1980s, he has served as a mentor for the cantopop music industry, earning the nickname the "Principal" or "Principal Tam". Today he is regularly seen across the media in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, and various parts of East Asia participating in all types of entertainment-related events and charity activities. As of 2013, Alan Tam has launched a total of 115 solo albums and has sold over 35 million records worldwide; he also holds the record for having held the most concerts in Hong Kong as a solo artist.

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Pantyhose Hero (1990)

Two policemen must pretend to be a gay couple in order to investigate the murders of homosexuals in Hong Kong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Alan Tam  •  Joan Tong Lai-Kau  •  Jaclyn Chu Wai-San

Two policemen must pretend to be a gay couple in order to investigate the murders of homosexuals in Hong Kong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Alan Tam  •  Joan Tong Lai-Kau  •  Jaclyn Chu Wai-San

We are Family (2006)

Alan Tam plays as many as four roles in the film: a guy always in baseball cap, a man resembling the legendary Wong Fei Hung, a sloppy middle-aged man with a big belly, and even an eighty-year-old lady! Hacken Lee is an up-and-coming office manager named Kit who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Kim-Wah
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Hacken Lee  •  Hu Jing  •  Bennett Pang Kin-San

Alan Tam plays as many as four roles in the film: a guy always in baseball cap, a man resembling the legendary Wong Fei Hung, a sloppy middle-aged man with a big belly, and even an eighty-year-old lady! Hacken Lee is an up-and-coming office manager named Kit who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lo Kim-Wah
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Hacken Lee  •  Hu Jing  •  Bennett Pang Kin-San

The Age of Miracles (1996)

A psychic widow (Anita Yuen) makes a bargain with Death (Roy Chiao) in order to save her son's (Alan Tam) life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chan
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Anita Yuen  •  Jordan Chan  •  Eric Tsang

A psychic widow (Anita Yuen) makes a bargain with Death (Roy Chiao) in order to save her son's (Alan Tam) life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chan
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Anita Yuen  •  Jordan Chan  •  Eric Tsang

Sleepless Fashion (2011)

A Devil Wears Prada comedy and Meryl Streep’s role played by Chinese actor Alan Tam, best-selling 80s pop singer from Hong Kong. Zhou Xiaohui is a rising star in journalism that won professional recognition from Alex and joined Ming Shang Magazine three years ago. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yin Lichuan
CAST:  Vivian Hsu  •  Vic Chou  •  Alan Tam  •  Yu Nan

A Devil Wears Prada comedy and Meryl Streep’s role played by Chinese actor Alan Tam, best-selling 80s pop singer from Hong Kong. Zhou Xiaohui is a rising star in journalism that won professional recognition from Alex and joined Ming Shang Magazine three years ago. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yin Lichuan
CAST:  Vivian Hsu  •  Vic Chou  •  Alan Tam  •  Yu Nan

No Risk, No Gain (1990)

As an advisor to a reknown U.S. casino and a prominent gambler, "Supreme" Ray has encountered many adventurous challenges in his career. When "Tiger Eye" Chiang challenges Ray to a gambling contest with him in Macau, Ray's adventures begins again. In Hong Kong, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jimmy Heung Wah-Sing  •  Taylor Wong
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Anthony Wong Chau-Sang  •  Shing Fui-On  •  Alan Tam

As an advisor to a reknown U.S. casino and a prominent gambler, "Supreme" Ray has encountered many adventurous challenges in his career. When "Tiger Eye" Chiang challenges Ray to a gambling contest with him in Macau, Ray's adventures begins again. In Hong Kong, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jimmy Heung Wah-Sing  •  Taylor Wong
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Anthony Wong Chau-Sang  •  Shing Fui-On  •  Alan Tam

The Other Side of Gentleman (1984)

As part of a sociology experiment, Brigitte Lin tries to get lower-class playboy Alan Tam to fall in love with her. Not only does he fall for her, but he finds it impossible to return to his playboy life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ringo Lam
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Brigitte Lin  •  Chang Kuo-Chu  •  Bennett Pang Kin-San

As part of a sociology experiment, Brigitte Lin tries to get lower-class playboy Alan Tam to fall in love with her. Not only does he fall for her, but he finds it impossible to return to his playboy life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ringo Lam
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Brigitte Lin  •  Chang Kuo-Chu  •  Bennett Pang Kin-San

East Meets West (2011)

Tens of millennia ago, eight gods who ceaselessly fought each other were exiled to earth. For generations, they have been reincarnated as mere mortals, and they won't be allowed back to heaven until they've learned to coexist in harmony. Then in today's Hong Kong, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Lau Chun-Wai
CAST:  Eason Chan  •  Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin  •  Kenny Bee  •  Karen Mok Man-Wai

Tens of millennia ago, eight gods who ceaselessly fought each other were exiled to earth. For generations, they have been reincarnated as mere mortals, and they won't be allowed back to heaven until they've learned to coexist in harmony. Then in today's Hong Kong, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Lau Chun-Wai
CAST:  Eason Chan  •  Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin  •  Kenny Bee  •  Karen Mok Man-Wai

Fortune King Is Coming to Town! (2010)

"Here Comes Fortune" is about the God of Fortune coming down from heaven to spread some love and wealth to humans in need. The movie is developed by talking about stories which took place in three cities: Shenyang, where a kind-hearted teacher is willing to give up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Yuen
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Chang Chen  •  Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah  •  Kitty Zhang

"Here Comes Fortune" is about the God of Fortune coming down from heaven to spread some love and wealth to humans in need. The movie is developed by talking about stories which took place in three cities: Shenyang, where a kind-hearted teacher is willing to give up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Yuen
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Chang Chen  •  Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah  •  Kitty Zhang

Mummy Dearest (1985)

Lee Kam Lun (Alan Tam) is an intelligent but psychologically unstable young man who is very filial and loves his mum(Pik Wan Tang) dearly. Trouble brews when he accidentally killed a junkie one night. His subsequent actions arouse the suspicion of another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Bill Tung  •  Tai Bo  •  Tang Pik-Wan

Lee Kam Lun (Alan Tam) is an intelligent but psychologically unstable young man who is very filial and loves his mum(Pik Wan Tang) dearly. Trouble brews when he accidentally killed a junkie one night. His subsequent actions arouse the suspicion of another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Bill Tung  •  Tai Bo  •  Tang Pik-Wan

You're My Destiny (1987)

Naomi, a corporate heiress from Japan, vacations to Hong Kong with her two colleagues. Bored, she sneaks out to visit the city and befriends a local rock band and, appreciative of the company, later helps the members with their debit issues. Meanwhile, Naomi's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Tsang
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Teddy Robin  •  Chan Pak-Cheung  •  Albert Au

Naomi, a corporate heiress from Japan, vacations to Hong Kong with her two colleagues. Bored, she sneaks out to visit the city and befriends a local rock band and, appreciative of the company, later helps the members with their debit issues. Meanwhile, Naomi's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Tsang
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Teddy Robin  •  Chan Pak-Cheung  •  Albert Au

Love Soldier of Fortune (1988)

Love Soldier of Fortune is a Hong Kong Romance directed by Stanley Fung and starring Maggie Cheung.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Fung
CAST:  Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk  •  Alan Tam  •  Stanley Fung  •  Michael Miu

Love Soldier of Fortune is a Hong Kong Romance directed by Stanley Fung and starring Maggie Cheung.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Fung
CAST:  Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk  •  Alan Tam  •  Stanley Fung  •  Michael Miu

Once Upon a Time a Hero in China (1992)

The story of a cook who tries to stop an opium ring in ancient China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Lik-Chi
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  Simon Yam  •  Eric Tsang

The story of a cook who tries to stop an opium ring in ancient China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Lik-Chi
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  Simon Yam  •  Eric Tsang

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star (1996)

Angel of Nine Heavens is found to have fallen in love, and is banished to Earth. Windfall God is secretly in love with her, and begs the Jade Emperor to be given a chance with her. He is sent to Earth in human form, only able to use his godly powers three times per ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing
CAST:  Chan Pak-Cheung  •  Anita Yuen  •  Christy Chung Lai-Tai  •  Michael Wong

Angel of Nine Heavens is found to have fallen in love, and is banished to Earth. Windfall God is secretly in love with her, and begs the Jade Emperor to be given a chance with her. He is sent to Earth in human form, only able to use his godly powers three times per ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing
CAST:  Chan Pak-Cheung  •  Anita Yuen  •  Christy Chung Lai-Tai  •  Michael Wong

97 Aces Go Places (1997)

Eternal 25 year-old Alan Tam is a wimpy triad boss who must avenge his dad because he had a heart attack after losing at cards to a pretty cat burglar. For help, he enlists Drunk Shooter, HK’s ace gunman, who’s also an incredible souse. Problem: Christy ripped off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chin Ka-Lok
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Christy Chung Lai-Tai  •  Donna Chu Kit-Yee

Eternal 25 year-old Alan Tam is a wimpy triad boss who must avenge his dad because he had a heart attack after losing at cards to a pretty cat burglar. For help, he enlists Drunk Shooter, HK’s ace gunman, who’s also an incredible souse. Problem: Christy ripped off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chin Ka-Lok
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Christy Chung Lai-Tai  •  Donna Chu Kit-Yee

100 Ways to Murder Your Wife (1986)

Two men, Yun-Fat Chow and Kenny Bee, are both married and unhappy. Together they make diverse plans to murder their wives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Bee
CAST:  Anthony Chan Yau  •  Kenny Bee  •  Chow Yun-fat  •  Anita Mui Yim-Fong

Two men, Yun-Fat Chow and Kenny Bee, are both married and unhappy. Together they make diverse plans to murder their wives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Bee
CAST:  Anthony Chan Yau  •  Kenny Bee  •  Chow Yun-fat  •  Anita Mui Yim-Fong

The Last Blood (1991)

Lui Tai, an Interpol agent, is assigned to protect the Daka Lama, a famous religious leader who's targeted for death by a militant Japanese terrorist group. When the Daka Lama is injured, Lui Tai embarks on a quest to find a suitable blood donor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Alan Tam  •  Eric Tsang  •  Leung Kar-yan

Lui Tai, an Interpol agent, is assigned to protect the Daka Lama, a famous religious leader who's targeted for death by a militant Japanese terrorist group. When the Daka Lama is injured, Lui Tai embarks on a quest to find a suitable blood donor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Alan Tam  •  Eric Tsang  •  Leung Kar-yan

Esprit D'amour (1983)

A young woman has a tragic accident, slipping on a skateboard and falling off the roof of a tall building. Koo Chi Ming, an insurance investigator, is sent to determine whether the girl's death is an accident or a suicide and he recognizes the young woman from an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ringo Lam
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Joyce Ni  •  Cecilia Yip  •  Bill Tung

A young woman has a tragic accident, slipping on a skateboard and falling off the roof of a tall building. Koo Chi Ming, an insurance investigator, is sent to determine whether the girl's death is an accident or a suicide and he recognizes the young woman from an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ringo Lam
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Joyce Ni  •  Cecilia Yip  •  Bill Tung

Casino Raiders (1989)

Law and Chan are gamblers and friends. Forced into a battle with the Yakuza, How far will friendship go? A high stakes card game will settle it all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing  •  Jimmy Heung Wah-Sing
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Andy Lau  •  Rosamund Kwan  •  Lung Fong

Law and Chan are gamblers and friends. Forced into a battle with the Yakuza, How far will friendship go? A high stakes card game will settle it all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing  •  Jimmy Heung Wah-Sing
CAST:  Alan Tam  •  Andy Lau  •  Rosamund Kwan  •  Lung Fong

Men Suddenly in Black (2003)

Four men attempt to fool around as much as they can before their wives return from a 14-hour Buddhism trip to Thailand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pang Ho-cheung
CAST:  Jordan Chan  •  Chapman To  •  Tiffany Lee  •  Sammo Hung

Four men attempt to fool around as much as they can before their wives return from a 14-hour Buddhism trip to Thailand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pang Ho-cheung
CAST:  Jordan Chan  •  Chapman To  •  Tiffany Lee  •  Sammo Hung

It Takes Two (1982)

It Takes Two is a 1982 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Karl Maka and starring Dean Shek and Richard Ng.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Maka
CAST:  Eric Tsang  •  Richard Ng  •  Cherie Chung  •  Karl Maka

It Takes Two is a 1982 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Karl Maka and starring Dean Shek and Richard Ng.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Maka
CAST:  Eric Tsang  •  Richard Ng  •  Cherie Chung  •  Karl Maka
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