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      Stanley Tong

      Stanley Tong

      Highest Rated: 92% Supercop (1992)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Mr. Magoo (1997)

      Birthday: Apr 7, 1960

      Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

      Stuntman-turned-director Stanley Tong must share some of the credit for Jackie Chan's long overdue successful incursion into the lucrative US film market with the 1996 release of a dubbed and mildly edited version of "Rumble in the Bronx" (released throughout Asia in 1995). Although Chan had previously attempted to duplicate his awesome Asian success in the USA, it took Tong to showcase the action comedy star's acrobatic clowning, fighting and winning personality. American audiences embraced this likably goofy story about a Chinese cop who visits "The Bronx" (actually Vancouver, British Columbia) for his uncle's wedding but ends up battling a local gang and other more ominous criminal figures. Tong served as director, martial arts director and story writer for this modestly-budgeted ($6 million) production. Boasting a Hollywood sheen and somewhat more conventional stunt choreography than that in Chan films geared primarily for the Asian market, "Rumble in the Bronx" garnered positive stateside reviews and over $32 million in domestic grosses, thereby becoming one of the most profitable films of 1996. This achievement becomes even more remarkable when one learns that this was only Tong's third outing as a feature director.

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      29% 51% Vanguard Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $793.5K 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Home With a View Producer - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Leakers Producer - 2018
      50% 32% Paradox Producer - 2017
      48% 32% Kung Fu Yoga Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $357.3K 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Cuckoo Producer - 2015
      No Score Yet 72% Little Big Master Producer - 2015
      25% 45% CZ12 Screenwriter - 2012
      No Score Yet 31% Dragon Blade: The Beginning Producer - 2005
      20% 55% The Myth Director - 2005
      No Score Yet 47% Koma Executive Producer - 2004
      No Score Yet 30% China Strike Force Director - 2000
      7% 24% Mr. Magoo Director $21.4M 1997
      57% 56% Jackie Chan's First Strike Director,
      Writer
      $14.6M 1996
      80% 65% Rumble in the Bronx Director $32.4M 1995
      60% 41% Supercop 2 Director - 1993
      92% 74% Supercop Director $16.2M 1992
      No Score Yet 79% Swordsman II Director - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel III Director - 1990

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Executive Producer,
      Director
      1998-2000