MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 25,609 this week

Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya (1988)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 283 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 7 critic

The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria... See full summary »

Directors:

(as Chung Chi-Man) , (uncredited)

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2280 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1219 titles
created 01 Sep 2012
 
a list of 3316 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 307 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya (1988)

Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya (1988) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Norman Chu, Eddy Ko, Melvin Wong
Green Snake (1993)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two snake spirits become human and learn about love and suffering. A monk discovers his own weaknesses and finds that morality is not as simple as he had thought.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wenzhuo Zhao
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: George Lam, Teddy Robin Kwan, Karl Maka
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Kenny Bee, Leslie Cheung, Siu Cheung
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The Black Mask must stop a group intent on setting off a DNA bomb that could cause mutations to the human race.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Andy On, Tobin Bell, Jon Polito
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Legendary actor, stuntman, fight choreographer and pioneer of Hong Kong's New Wave Movement, Sammo Hung directs (and appears in) a rousing retelling of Akira Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Terry Tong
Stars: Jing Chen, Adam Cheng, Jacky Cheung
Twin Dragons (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.

Directors: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Teddy Robin Kwan
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Lieh Lo, Chen Chi Lin, Albert Au
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Hark Tsui
Missing (2008)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After her husband is killed in a mysterious accident, a widow is haunted by images of things she has never seen or experienced.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Angelica Lee, Isabella Leong, Chen Chang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
John Sham ...
Curly
Sally Yeh ...
Maria, The Robot
...
Whisky
...
T.Q. Zhuang (Guest star)
Ching-Ying Lam ...
B 12 (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Curly's Boss
Teddy Chan
Kwok-Chi Chiu
Wing Cho
Kong Chow
Paul Chun ...
Police Captain
Yin Cheung Joh
To-hoi Kong
Ben Lam ...
Saviour
Foo-wai Lam
Edit

Storyline

The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria, the gang's #2 thug. When Pioneer 2 gets damaged during a mission to kill an outcast gang member, an inventor on the police force takes her and changes some of her programming. This new code, plus a few injuries to her logic center, start causing Pioneer 2 to develop her own personality. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 March 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Roboforce  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Transformers (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The only thing better than one Sally Yeh is two of them
16 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Imaginative action sequences (particularly the clash of two robots, and one involving a flying motorcycle), impressive special effects (mostly just good old-fashioned mechanical stuff), and Sally Yeh's incredible beauty and solid acting make up for a less-than-engaging story in this bizarre Hong Kong action-fantasy-comedy, which I would recommend mostly to experienced HK viewers, and maybe comic book fans. The first 40 minutes or so are kind of hard to sit through, but then some of the jokes start working, the action becomes more frequent, and Sally Yeh begins to play a bigger part in the movie. Actually, she plays TWO parts: a vicious villainess, and a robot that's made by the bad guys to look just like her and eventually gets re-programmed by the good guys to help them out. It also starts developing human emotions, and it's to Sally Yeh's credit that, using only a few expressions, she manages to give this robot a human soul and make you care about her. And did I mention she is just incredibly, pause-the-DVD-to-admire-her-face beautiful? (**1/2)


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?