Wu Ma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wu Ma (Chinese: 午馬, 22 September 1942 – 4 February 2014) is a Chinese actor, director, producer and writer. Wu Ma made his screen debut in 1963, and with over 300 appearances to his name (plus over 40 directorial credits within a twenty-five year period), Wu Ma is one of the most familiar faces in the history of Hong Kong Cinema. He is best known as the Taoist ghosthunter in A Chinese Ghost Story.

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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung
CAST:  Leslie Cheung  •  Joey Wong  •  Wu Ma  •  Lau Siu-Ming

Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung
CAST:  Leslie Cheung  •  Joey Wong  •  Wu Ma  •  Lau Siu-Ming

Wheels on Meals (1984)

Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Yuen Biao  •  Lola Forner  •  Jackie Chan

Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Yuen Biao  •  Lola Forner  •  Jackie Chan

Project A (1983)

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Yuen Biao  •  Dick Wei  •  Sammo Hung

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made a fool of.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Yuen Biao  •  Dick Wei  •  Sammo Hung

My Lucky Stars (1985)

Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Eric Tsang  •  Yuen Biao  •  Sammo Hung

Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky Stars," to help him. They ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Eric Tsang  •  Yuen Biao  •  Sammo Hung

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)

A young daydreamer assumes the identity of a dead martial arts hero and quickly finds himself caught up in a plot by several clans to steal famous martial arts artifacts being transported by an escort company.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Chi-Hwa
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Doris Lung Chun-Erh  •  Kim Chung-ran

A young daydreamer assumes the identity of a dead martial arts hero and quickly finds himself caught up in a plot by several clans to steal famous martial arts artifacts being transported by an escort company.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Chi-Hwa
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  James Tien Chuen  •  Doris Lung Chun-Erh  •  Kim Chung-ran

Peking Opera Blues (1986)

The film is set in 1913 Beijing, during Yuan Shikai's presidency of the Republic of China. It depicts the adventures of a team of unlikely heroines: Tsao Wan, a patriotic rebel who dresses as a man; Sheung Hung, a woman in search of a missing box of jewels; and Pat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tsui Hark
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Cherie Chung  •  Sally Yeh  •  Kenneth Tsang

The film is set in 1913 Beijing, during Yuan Shikai's presidency of the Republic of China. It depicts the adventures of a team of unlikely heroines: Tsao Wan, a patriotic rebel who dresses as a man; Sheung Hung, a woman in search of a missing box of jewels; and Pat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tsui Hark
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Cherie Chung  •  Sally Yeh  •  Kenneth Tsang

Mr. Vampire (1985)

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Lau
CAST:  Lam Ching-Ying  •  Chin Siu-ho  •  Ricky Hui  •  Moon Lee

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Lau
CAST:  Lam Ching-Ying  •  Chin Siu-ho  •  Ricky Hui  •  Moon Lee

Police Story 2 (1988)

The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk  •  Lam Kwok-Hung  •  Bill Tung

The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk  •  Lam Kwok-Hung  •  Bill Tung

Dragons Forever (1988)

A hot-shot lawyer is hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, he is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Sammo Hung  •  Yuen Biao  •  Pauline Yeung Bo-Ling

A hot-shot lawyer is hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, he is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Sammo Hung  •  Yuen Biao  •  Pauline Yeung Bo-Ling

Winners & Sinners (1983)

Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Sammo Hung  •  John Shum Kin-Fun  •  Richard Ng

Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Sammo Hung  •  John Shum Kin-Fun  •  Richard Ng

The Manchu Boxer (1974)

A roaming fighter gets into the ring to win a boxing tournament to thwart an evil warlord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Ma
CAST:  Tony Liu  •  Tiu Man-Ming  •  Sammo Hung  •  Wilson Tong

A roaming fighter gets into the ring to win a boxing tournament to thwart an evil warlord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Ma
CAST:  Tony Liu  •  Tiu Man-Ming  •  Sammo Hung  •  Wilson Tong

14 Blades (2010)

Commander Qinglong is the loyal leader of the assassin group that serves the emperor. But when his allies plan a rebellion against the ruler, he finds himself in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Lee
CAST:  Donnie Yen  •  Zhao Wei  •  Wu Zun  •  Kate Tsui

Commander Qinglong is the loyal leader of the assassin group that serves the emperor. But when his allies plan a rebellion against the ruler, he finds himself in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Lee
CAST:  Donnie Yen  •  Zhao Wei  •  Wu Zun  •  Kate Tsui

Carry on Pickpocket (1982)

Hung Tai-Kong aka Rice Pot and Chan Yin-Tung aka Chimney are two friends who work with their master Kam Ming and his daughter Ann as a team of pickpockets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Frankie Chan Fan-Kei  •  Deanie Ip  •  Richard Ng

Hung Tai-Kong aka Rice Pot and Chan Yin-Tung aka Chimney are two friends who work with their master Kam Ming and his daughter Ann as a team of pickpockets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sammo Hung
CAST:  Sammo Hung  •  Frankie Chan Fan-Kei  •  Deanie Ip  •  Richard Ng

Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993)

A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred scroll and castrating himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung  •  Lee Hui Min
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Joey Wong  •  Jean Wang  •  Yu Rongguang

A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred scroll and castrating himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung  •  Lee Hui Min
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Joey Wong  •  Jean Wang  •  Yu Rongguang

Mr. Vampire II (1986)

Modern grave robbing "archeologists" find perfectly preserved specimens from the past of a man, a woman, and their child. Unbeknownst to the scientist and his two bumbling assistants, these are vampires immobilized only by the paper spells pasted on their foreheads ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Lau
CAST:  Lam Ching-Ying  •  Yuen Biao  •  Moon Lee  •  Paul Chung Fat

Modern grave robbing "archeologists" find perfectly preserved specimens from the past of a man, a woman, and their child. Unbeknownst to the scientist and his two bumbling assistants, these are vampires immobilized only by the paper spells pasted on their foreheads ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Lau
CAST:  Lam Ching-Ying  •  Yuen Biao  •  Moon Lee  •  Paul Chung Fat

Circus Kids (1994)

The circus group performs at the Shanfa Circus when a huge load of bombs crash on the stage and the performers try to find a home to live and get money for food.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Ma
CAST:  Donnie Yen  •  Yuen Biao  •  Irene Wan  •  Bey Logan

The circus group performs at the Shanfa Circus when a huge load of bombs crash on the stage and the performers try to find a home to live and get money for food.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Ma
CAST:  Donnie Yen  •  Yuen Biao  •  Irene Wan  •  Bey Logan

Stage Door Johnny (1990)

Shanghai is now in the 1920s. Pop's troupe of all female leads is struggling. Pop calls on Tsui to join him in the hope of her fighting sequences will pull the troupe out from imminent close-down. This enrages the actresses who are already quarreling among ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Ma
CAST:  Kara Wai Ying-Hung  •  Eva Lai Yin-San  •  Lau Siu-Ming  •  Pauline Wong Yuk-Wan

Shanghai is now in the 1920s. Pop's troupe of all female leads is struggling. Pop calls on Tsui to join him in the hope of her fighting sequences will pull the troupe out from imminent close-down. This enrages the actresses who are already quarreling among ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Ma
CAST:  Kara Wai Ying-Hung  •  Eva Lai Yin-San  •  Lau Siu-Ming  •  Pauline Wong Yuk-Wan

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

The Wandering Swordsman (1970)

In this thrilling martial arts twist on the tale of Robin Hood, a charismatic highwayman with formidable sword skills decides to help the poor by robbing from thieves and distributing the wealth. This plan doesn't sit well with the criminals, who band together to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chang Cheh
CAST:  David Chiang Da-Wei  •  Bolo Yeung  •  Lily Li  •  Chan Sing

In this thrilling martial arts twist on the tale of Robin Hood, a charismatic highwayman with formidable sword skills decides to help the poor by robbing from thieves and distributing the wealth. This plan doesn't sit well with the criminals, who band together to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chang Cheh
CAST:  David Chiang Da-Wei  •  Bolo Yeung  •  Lily Li  •  Chan Sing

White Vengeance (2011)

White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, became leaders of the rebellious army, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Lee
CAST:  William Feng  •  Leon Lai  •  Zhang Hanyu  •  Anthony Wong Chau-Sang

White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, became leaders of the rebellious army, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Lee
CAST:  William Feng  •  Leon Lai  •  Zhang Hanyu  •  Anthony Wong Chau-Sang
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