Tian Di

Tian Di, also known in United Kingdom as Chinese Untouchables, is a 1994 Hong Kong action crime drama film directed by David Lai and starring Andy Lau, Damian Lau and Cherie Chan. The film was produced by Lau's film company Teamwork Motion Pictures.

Tian Di
MandarinTián Yú Dì
CantoneseTin1 Jyu2 Dei6
Directed byDavid Lai
Produced byAndy Lau
Daniel Yu
David Lai
Written byDavid Chan
StarringAndy Lau
Damian Lau
Cherie Chan
Music byViolet Lam
CinematographyMark Lee Ping Bin
Edited byFan Kung-ming
Distributed byWin's Entertainment
Release date
  • 21 July 1994 (1994-07-21)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$10,017,864


Set in the 1920s, the film tells the story of Cantonese native Cheung Yat-pang (Andy Lau) whom recently returned from France to Nanjing after further studies and has been appointed by the government to be the first Commissioner of the opium trade ban. He accompanies his wife to Shanghai and is determined to outlaw illegal opium trade, fighting with drug lords and corrupt evil forces.


  • Andy Lau as Cheung Yat-pang, the main protagonist, a Nanjing government investigator from Canton
  • Damian Lau as Paul Tai, the main antagonist, a Shanghai drug lord
  • Cherie Chan as Susu, Cheung Yat-pang's wife
  • Ku Pao-ming as Ngai Kwan, the Police Commissioner
  • Chin Shih-chieh as Shantung Cat
  • Faye Yu as Jean Wu, Cheung Yat-pang's assistant
  • Hon San as Paul Tai's henchman


Theme song

  • Forget Love Potion (忘情水)
    • Composer: Chen Yao-chuan
    • Lyricist: Preston Lee
    • Singer: Andy Lau

Insert theme

  • Melodious (纏綿)
    • Composer: Hsiung Mei-ling
    • Lyricist: Eric Lin
    • Singer: Andy Lau

Box office

The film grossed HK$10,017,864 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 21 July to 3 August 1994 in Hong Kong.


Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
14th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Original Film Song Song:Forget Love Potion (忘情水)

Composer: Chen Yao-chuan
Lyricist: Preston Lee
Singer: Andy Lau


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