Bolo Yeung Martial Artist

Bolo yeung

Yang Sze (simplified Chinese: 杨斯; traditional Chinese: 楊斯; Mandarin Pinyin: Yáng Sī; Jyutping: Yeung4 Si1; born July 3, 1946 in Guangzhou), better known as Bolo Yeung, is a former competitive bodybuilder and a martial arts film actor. Primarily cast as the villain in the movies he stars in, he is best known for his performances as Bolo in Enter the Dragon and as Chong Li in Bloodsport, and also for his many appearances in martial arts B-movies. Bolo began his martial arts training at the age of 10 in Guangzhou, China, where he studied under several kung fu masters. Growing up he took an interest in bodybuilding. Later he became Mr. Hong Kong bodybuilding champion. He held the title for ten years. Because of his impressively muscular physique he was chosen for several bad guy roles in films produced by Shaw Brothers Studios such as The Heroic Ones, The Deadly Duo, Angry Guest and others. He left Shaw Brothers in 1971. Bolo met Bruce Lee while the two were filming a Winston cigarettes commercial. A friendship emerged and Bruce invited him to star in Enter the Dragon, where he became known as Bolo.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 3rd, 1946
Place of birth
Guangzhou
Nationality
China

Family

Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Action305.69
Drama175.76
Crime35.4
Comedy27.0
Adventure26.6

1. Wu Tang Clan Presents: Fearless Master (2002)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Peter Lo

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
China

2. Wu-Tang Clan Presents: 10 Magnificent Killers (2001)

Action, Drama
played Ling Chu
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Yeh Fang

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

3. Wu Tang Clan Presents: Fists of Legend 2: Iron Bodyguards (1996)

Action
played Mongol
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Robert Tai

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Yue Chinese
Hong Kong

4. Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)

Action
played Shingo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Patrick Allen
1 Show list

Shootfighter: Fight to the Death is a 1992 martial arts film.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Ironheart (1992)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Ice
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0

Ironheart is a martial arts film starring Bolo Yeung, created as a showcase vehicle for Britton K. Lee. It is considered a cult classic by many Bolo Yeung fans.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Tiger Claws (1991)

Action
played Chong
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
,
Curtis Petersen
J. Stephen Maunder
2 Show list

Tiger Claws is a 1992 film directed by Kelly Makin. The movie is notable for being the film that according to Canuxploitation.com, introduced the world to Film One Productions, a company started by Jalal Merhi who also co-starred in the film, although Black Pearls, another Film One production, was released the previous year in Canada, but would not be released in the United States until 1994.

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Top cast

Linda Masterson
Tarek Richards
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Varouje
Curtis Petersen
,
Mark Willis
Kate Healey
English
Canada, United States of America

7. Breathing Fire (1991)

Action
played Thunder
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
74.0
Brandon Pender
,
Tao-liang Tan
,
Wayne Yee
Lou Kennedy
,
Wayne Yee
,
Raymond Mahoney
,
Tao-liang Tan

Breathing Fire is a 1991 American martial arts film directed by Lou Kennedy in his directorial debut, and co-directed by Brandon De-Wilde, and starring Jonathan Ke Quan, Eddie Saavedra, Ed Neal and Jerry Trimble. The film was released on direct-to-VHS in the United States on July 15, 1992. It is a remake of the 1977 Hong Kong film The Flash Legs that starred Tao-liang Tan, who executive produced and wrote this film under the pseudonym of Delon Tanners. This was Eddie Saavedra's first American film only. After the film, Saavedra has retired from acting.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Henry Chinon
English
United States of America

8. Double Impact (1991)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Moon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
2 Show list $15M

Double Impact is a 1991 American action film written and directed by Sheldon Lettich, and written, produced by and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme in a double role as Chad and Alex Wagner. The film was released in the United States on August 9, 1991.

Awards

Top cast

Chad Wagner, Alex Wagner
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Double Impact
English
United States of America

9. Fearless Tiger (1991)

Action, Drama
played Master on Mountain
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Ron Hulme
Ron Hulme
5 Show list

Fearless Tiger is a 1991 Canadian martial arts movie, directed by Ron Hulme.

Awards

Top cast

Sam Camille
Do Man
Lyle Camille
Peng
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Gary Koftinoff
Mark Willis
English
Canada

10. Bloodfight (1989)

Action
played Chang Lee
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
,
Hiroaki Tokano
Shuji Goto
Yoshiaki Kashigawa
4 Show list

Years ago, Masahiro Kai watched his best student die in the final round of the Free Fighting Championship, the victim of the ruthless champion's brutality in the ring. Since that time, Kai has waged his own war against his inner demons. Now, he will find out of he is ready to face the man who killed his protege.

Awards

Top cast

Ryu Tenmei
Masahiro Kai
Milly McKenzie
Gang Leader
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Yuji Ohgami
English
Hong Kong

11. Bloodsport (1988)

Action, Biography, Drama
played Chong Li, Chong Li
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
, ,
Mark DiSalle
Newt Arnold
,
Mel Friedman
,
Christopher Cosby
7 Show list $1.1M

Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Chiao, Donald Gibb and Leah Ayres. The film is partly fiction and partly based on claims made by martial artist Frank Dux. It sold well at the box office, grossing $11,806,119 domestically on a budget of $1,500,000. Bloodsport was one of Van Damme's first starring films and showcased his athletic abilities. He performs numerous physical feats such as helicopter-style, jump spinning heel kicks, and a complete split.

Awards

Top cast

Rawlins
Ray Jackson
Senzo Tanaka
Helmer
Captain Chen
Janice Kent
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Worth
Bloodsport
English
United States of America

12. Legacy of Rage (1986)

Action
played Thug
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
1 Show list

Legacy of Rage is a 1986 Hong Kong action film directed by Ronny Yu, starring Brandon Lee, Michael Wong, Regina Kent, Mang Hoi, Chung Liu and also features a cameo appearance by Bolo Yeung who appeared in Bruce Lee's last film Enter the Dragon. This was Brandon Lee's first lead acting role in a film and the only Hong Kong production he starred in.

Awards

Top cast

Brandon Ma
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cantonese, Yue Chinese, Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

13. Millionaire's Express (1986)

Action, Comedy, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0

Millionaires Express, aka Shanghai Express, is a 1986 Hong Kong martial arts action western film written and directed by Sammo Hung. Film starred Hung, Yuen Biao, Rosamund Kwan, Mei-sheng Fan and Hwang Jang Lee.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cantonese, Japanese, Standard Chinese, Yue Chinese
Hong Kong

14. The Boxer's Omen (1983)

Horror
played Mr. Bu-bo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
Chin Hung Kuei

The Boxer's Omen is a 1983 Hong Kong horror film directed by Kuei Chih-Hung.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese, Cantonese, Tagalog language
Hong Kong

15. Ninja Strikes Back (1982)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
André Koob
,
Joseph Velasco

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
French, Standard Chinese
France, Hong Kong

16. The Clones of Bruce Lee (1981)

Action, Drama
played Martial Arts trainer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
Joseph Kong

The Clones of Bruce Lee is one of the most notorious exploitation films in cinematic history. It gathers together several of the Lee imitators who sprang up after Bruce Lee's death, as well as performers from the real Lee's films and other veterans of the Hong Kong movie industry. It has been called "The Mount Rushmore of Bruceploitation films".

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Yue Chinese, Cantonese
Hong Kong

17. Eastern Heroes Collection: Snake Deadly Act (1980)

played The Giant
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Ching Lee
Wilson Tong
2 Show list

Eastern Heroes Collection: Snake Deadly Act is a 1980 film directed by Wilson Tong.

Awards

Top cast

Brothel Madam
Casino Manager
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ng Fat Sum
Standard Chinese, Cantonese
Hong Kong

18. The Young Bruce Lee (1980)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Hong Kong, United States of America

19. The Fist, the Kicks and the Evils (1980)

Action, Adventure
played Master Lung
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Tso Nam Lee

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese, Cantonese
Hong Kong

20. Crash Masters: The Dragon, the Hero (1978)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Yue Chinese
Hong Kong

21. The Image of Bruce Lee (1978)

Drama, Action
played Kimura
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Alex Gouw
Yueng Kuen
Weng Zhaoquan
1 Show list

The Image of Bruce Lee was originally released in Hong Kong as Meng nan da zei yan zhi hu, although the Bruceploitation title was added for its American release. It is a contemporary action film about Bruce Li as a special agent who teams with a Hong Kong police officer to crack a smuggling ring. Apart from the title, the only thing this film has to do with Bruce Lee is when someone tells the Bruce Li character that he resembles Lee.

Awards

Top cast

Dragon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Yue Chinese
Hong Kong

22. Bruce Le's Greatest Revenge (1978)

Action, Drama
played Bull
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Tso Nam Lee

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese, Cantonese
Hong Kong

23. Kung Fu of Tai Kwan Do (1978)

Action
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Standard Chinese
Taiwan

24. Bolo (1977)

Action, Comedy
played Bolo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

25. All Men Are Brothers (1975)

Action, Adventure
played General Si Xing Fang
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0

All Men Are Brothers, also known as Seven Soldiers of Kung Fu, is a 1975 Hong Kong wuxia film based on the Chinese classical novel Water Margin. The film was produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio and directed by Chang Cheh and Wu Ma.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

26. Soul of Bruce Lee (1974)

Action, Drama
played Nepal
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
Yukio Noda

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Japanese
Japan

27. Amsterdam Connection (1974)

Action
played Big Louie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Mei Sheng Fan
,
Ke Lo

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

28. Thunder Kick (1973)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Ping Hua Liu
Wing-Cho Yip
I. Fang Yeh
,
Wing-Cho Yip

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Fu Liang Chou
Shan Hua
Standard Chinese
Taiwan, Hong Kong

29. Enter the Dragon (1973)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Bolo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
Michael Allin
18 Show list $850K

Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. This was Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death on 20 July 1973. The film was released on 26 July 1973, six days after Lee's death, in Hong Kong. He was also one of the film's writers. Often considered one of the greatest martial arts films of all time, in 2004, Enter the Dragon was deemed "culturally significant" in the United States and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Enter the Dragon was the first Chinese martial arts film to have been produced by a major Hollywood studio – Warner Bros. and was produced in association with Golden Harvest and Lee's Concord Production Company. The film is largely set in Hong Kong. Among the stuntmen for the film were members of the Seven Little Fortunes, including Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. This was arguably instrumental in the trio's further association with Golden Harvest studios, which later launched their careers.

Awards

Top cast

Thug in Prison
Roper
Lee
Shaolin Abbott
Han traitor #2
Shaolin Fighter
Tournament Fighter #3
Tournament Fighter #1
Hood #1
Han
Tournament Fighter #2
O'Harra
Party guest #3
Williams
Tania
Su Lin
Hood #2
Radio Operator
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Gil Hubbs
Sheng-hsi Chu
Enter the Dragon
English, Cantonese
United States of America, Hong Kong

30. Man of Iron (1972)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0

Man Of Iron is a 1972 Hong Kong film by Shaw Studio. The film was directed by Chang Cheh with Pao Hsueh Lieh.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

31. The Deadly Duo (1971)

Action, Drama
played The river dragon of jin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0

The Deadly Duo is a 1971 Hong Kong Wuxia film directed by Chang Cheh, and starring David Chiang and Ti Lung.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

32. The Wandering Swordsman (1970)

Action, Drama
played Du Kuo Lung
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0

The Wandering Swordsman is a 1970 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, starring David Chiang and Lily Li.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Standard Chinese
Hong Kong

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
Bolo
Action,Comedy
1977

Starring TV roles

1. G-Men '75

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television
May 24th, 1975 April 3rd, 1982 Japanese

Wikipedia

Check Bolo Yeung on wikipedia.

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