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Raymond Chow

Lowest Rated:   0% Megaforce (1982)
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The founder of Hong Kong's massively successful Golden Harvest Films and the man responsible for introducing the international community to the staggering skills of a young martial arts star named Bruce Lee, producer Raymond Chow's longstanding career has yielded some of the most memorable martial arts films in cinema history. Born in Hong Kong in 1929, at age 13 Chow began studying abroad at St. Johns University. Returning to his native home after graduating with a B.A. in Journalism, the future producer would next take a position with the English-language Hong Kong Standard before joining the city's Voice of America office in 1951. The expansion of Shaw Brothers studios caught the attention of a curious Chow in 1959, and it wasn't long before the young journalist found himself in the midst of a career change. Starting low on the totem pole for Shaw Brothers, Chow would quickly work his way becoming the flourishing studio's head of production for the following decade. Undaunted by the cutbacks in film production during the tumultuous 1960s and confident in his knowledge of the film industry, Chow decided to go against the grain and pick up the slack from the cutbacks by founding his own production company, parting ways with Shaw Brothers in 1970 to found Golden Harvest. Releasing eight films in their first year and establishing firm distribution ties early on, Golden Harvest would soon up the ante by increasing their production schedule, and with their takeover of the Hammer Hill production complex, they had all the resources in place to become a major player in the Hong Kong film industry. With the release of the 1971 kung-fu classic The Big Boss, Golden Harvest garnered international success by introducing the world to the amazing talents of Bruce Lee. Subsequently focusing on international distribution with the release of such films as The Amsterdam Kill and Sidney J. Furie's The Boys in Company C, Golden Harvest scored it's first wildfire international hit with the release of The Cannonball Run in 1981, a film that also gave American audiences one of their first looks at future martial arts superstar Jackie Chan. The film grossed over 160 million dollars at the international box office, garnering Chow the honor of "Showman of the Year" by the National Association of Theater Owners. Subsequently continuing to nurture the careers of such stars as Chan and Sammo Hung at home, a fruitful forthcoming partnership would ensure that the Hong Kong megastars would eventually find success in the West as well. With the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1990, Golden Harvest began a lucrative collaboration with America's New Line Cinema, a partnership which would later result in the stateside popularity of Chan beginning with the 1996 stateside release of Rumble in the Bronx. In his spare time, Chow is an avid golfer and devoted family man.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% A Simple Life
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet You Shoot, I Shoot
  • Producer
2002
90% Iron Monkey
  • Executive Producer
$14.3M 2001
88% Once Upon a Time in China
  • Producer
2001
No Score Yet The Storm Riders (Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha)
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Sheng zhe wei wang (Young and Dangerous Part 6) (Born to Be King)
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Twelve Nights
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Dong jing gong lüe (Tokyo Raiders)
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Xing yuan (Sing yun) (Fly Me To Polaris)
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Gorgeous (Boh lee chun)
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet A Man Called Hero (Zhong hua ying xiong)
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet Hold You Tight
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Hot War (Waan ying dak gung)
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Boli zhi cheng (City of Glass)
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet San goo waak chai ji siu nin gik dau pin (Young & Dangerous: The Prequel)
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet The Magnificent Butcher
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Ngon na ma dak lin na (Anna Magdalena)
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Portland Street Blues
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Task Force
  • Producer
1997
No Score Yet Gum gee yuk yip 2 (Who's the Woman, Who's the Man)
  • Producer
1997
No Score Yet Young and Dangerous IV
  • Executive Producer
1997
No Score Yet God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage
  • Producer
1997
88% Comrades, Almost a Love Story
  • Producer
1996
No Score Yet Hu Du Men (Entrance of the P-Side)
  • Producer
1996
55% Jackie Chan's First Strike
  • Producer
1996
79% Rumble in the Bronx
  • Executive Producer
1995
21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  • Executive Producer
1993
43% City Hunter (Sing si lip yan)
  • Executive Producer
1993
63% Once Upon a Time in China 3 (Wong Fei Hung ji saam: Si wong jaang ba)
  • Executive Producer
1993
No Score Yet A Roof with a View
  • Producer
1993
32% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1991
71% Operation Condor (Fei ying gai wak) (Armour of God II)
  • Executive Producer
1991
No Score Yet Iceman Cometh
  • Producer
1991
No Score Yet A Show of Force
  • Executive Producer
1990
40% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
  • Executive Producer
1990
No Score Yet China O'Brien II
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1989
No Score Yet China O'Brien
  • Executive Producer
1988
No Score Yet Dragons Forever (Fei lung mang jeung) (Cyclone Z)
  • Executive Producer
1988
67% Jackie Chan's Project A2 ('A' gai wak juk jap) (Project A, Part II)
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1987
No Score Yet Chocolate Inspector
  • Executive Producer
1986
No Score Yet Righting Wrongs
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Above the Law (Zhi fa xian feng)
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Heroes Shed No Tears
  • Executive Producer
1986
No Score Yet And, There You Are
  • Producer
1986
83% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)
  • Executive Producer
1985
33% The Protector
  • Executive Producer
$12.1M 1985
No Score Yet My Lucky Stars (Fuk sing go jiu) (Winners & Sinners 2: My Lucky Stars)
  • Producer
1985
13% Cannonball Run II
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1984
71% Lassiter
  • Executive Producer
1984
No Score Yet Teppanyaki
  • Executive Producer
1984
82% Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1983
No Score Yet Winners and Sinners (Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing) (Winners & Sinners: Five Lucky Stars)
  • Executive Producer
1983
86% Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke)
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1983
No Score Yet High Road to China
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1983
No Score Yet The Prodigal Son
  • Producer
1983
No Score Yet The Miracle Fighters
  • Producer
1982
No Score Yet Plain Jane to the Rescue
  • Producer
1982
0% Megaforce
  • Executive Producer
1982
No Score Yet Dragon Strike (Long xiao ye) (Dragon Lord) (Young Master in Love)
  • Executive Producer
1982
No Score Yet Duel to the Death
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1982
30% The Cannonball Run
  • Executive Producer
1981
No Score Yet Dreadnaught
  • Producer
1981
17% Death Hunt
  • Executive Producer
1981
No Score Yet Postman Fights Back
  • Producer
1981
67% The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl)
  • Executive Producer
1980
No Score Yet Shi di chu ma (The Young Master)
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1980
No Score Yet Night Games
  • Executive Producer
1980
No Score Yet Spooky Encounters (Gui da gui)
  • Executive Producer
1980
67% Game of Death
  • Producer
1978
No Score Yet The Boys in Company C
  • Executive Producer
1978
No Score Yet The Amsterdam Kill
  • Executive Producer
1977
No Score Yet Countdown to Kung Fu (Shao Lin men) (Hand of Death) (Strike of Death)
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet The Private Eyes
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death
  • Producer
1975
100% Return of the Dragon (The Way of the Dragon)
  • Producer
1974
95% Enter the Dragon
  • Producer
1973
92% Fist of Fury (Jing wu men)
  • Producer
1972
64% The Big Boss (Tang shan da xiong)
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1972

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