Ringo Lam Ling-Tung (simplified Chinese: 林岭东; traditional Chinese: 林嶺東; pinyin: Lín Lǐngdōng, Cantonese: Lam Ling-tung), born in 1955 is a Hong Kong film director, producer and scriptwriter. He is known for gritty, dark and realistic action thrillers. noted for films such as City on Fire, Prison on Fire, Full Contact and Full Alert.
He was born in Hong Kong and studied film at 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.
Most of his films include a collaboration with Chow Yun-fat: City on Fire (1987), Prison on Fire (1987), Wild Search (1989), Prison on Fire II (1991) and Full Contact (1993). also with Jean-Claude Van Damme: Maximum Risk (1996), Replicant (2001), and In Hell (2003).
Filmography as director