Ringo Lam

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Ringo Lam (林嶺東; pinyin: Lin Lingdong; Cantonese: Lam Leng-tung) (born 1955) is a film director known for stylish action thrillers. He was born in Hong Kong, and studied film at the legendary York University film school in Toronto. Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) was reworked from Lam's City on Fire (1987), and critics have indicated that there are shot-by-shot copies of certain action sequences. His most recent films include a collaboration with Jean Claude Van Damme: Maximum Risk (1996), Replicant (2001), and The Savage (2003) (better known as In Hell).

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