Police Story (1985)

Reviewed by: Hyomil
Date: 04/07/2011

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 02/07/2011
Summary: story of a hero...

after a sting operation goes awry, chan ka kui (jackie chan) is given the task of protecting salina fong (brigitte lin), an associate of mr chu (chor yuen), the man they want to bust. now kai kui has to somehow keep his girlfriend may (maggie cheung), happy, manage an unwilling witness and watch his back as mr chu is a ruthless character...

i guess the story of how jackie was so pissed at his experience making 'the protector' in america, that it drove him to return to hong kong and make his own police film, is quite well known. any how, thank heavens that he did such a thing. mixing the police procedural, with touches of humour and jackie's combination of stunt and martial arts based action was a huge, huge success.

spending yesterday afternoon watching the film again was an absolute treat. sure there's a couple of moments of o.t.t. melodrama thrown in to move the narrative along, but on the whole it's a great mixture of the comic and the action packed. you get the feeling that jackie is channelling all of his anger at 'the protector' into his and showing how much fun you can have with this combination.

and, in terms of action, we are spoiled: there's the insanity of the cars crashing through the shanty town, followed straight away by jackie swinging around on the outside of a bus, the slickly choreographed sequences outside salina's flat, the fight in chu's house and, finally, the showdown at the mall. all mix hard hitting, tightly choreographed hand to hand action, with stunts a plenty and jackie's talent for the aerobic. all superb. there's also some great, if slightly goofy comedy; the sequence with the telephones and jackie's overheard conversation in the shower being the highlights.

so, just brilliant. i may have to watch part two tonight.

Reviewed by: Harlock
Date: 03/04/2010

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: Gaijin84
Date: 05/23/2009
Summary: Let's go for 30!

Not that we don't have enough reviews for this classic already, but some things that struck me when watching it again. The cars through the shanty town is one of the most insane scenes I've ever seen on celluloid. If you just watch the stuntmen diving off of collapsing buildings and narrowly being killed by the careening cars, you get a real sense of how dangerous and groundbreaking this movie was. Jackie really set a new level for stunts. It's also great to see an actress like Brigitte Lin mixing it up with the boys and doing most of her own stunts as well. In the outtakes, you can really see the command that Jackie had over the set while filming. He seems very sure and headstrong in his direction, reminding me a lot of how Bruce Lee looked on set when directing the action in Game of Death. There are some slow parts in Police Story, but overall a great action film.


Reviewer Score: 9

Reviewed by: Masterofoneinchpunch
Date: 03/29/2007
Summary: Yet another Police Story review!

French film-maker Jean-Luc Godard once said that the best criticism of one film is to make another. Jackie Chan was so dissatisfied with his experience on the cop drama The Protector, his second staring lead in an American film that he decided to make his own Police Story under his underused vanity label Golden Ways Films Ltd. In Hong Kong, he would have much more control over script, stunt coordination and direction (he made sure he would direct this film) that if he was going to flounder it would be on his terms. The result of his efforts is one of my favorite action films as well as Jackie’s personal favorite amongst his modern fare.

Jackie Chan plays Chan Ka Kui a model Hong Kong cop who gets involved in a police procedural code named Operation Boar Hunt to take down a triad led by Chu Tu (prolific director/actor Chor Yuen). This operation begins in a shanty town specifically built for the film. The detail is extraordinary in the design and like everything created for an action film it is short-lived. In one of the most awesome car chases I have ever witnessed on screen (up there with Bullitt and The Blue’s Brother’s mall scene) Chu Tu after being cornered by the police decide to drive through the hovels instead of being captured and Chan decides to chase after. The juxtaposition of having the camera in the vehicle and long shots in which stuntmen are scurrying to avoid being hit (several stuntmen were injured in this scene) are sagacious in displaying the maelstrom of destruction. That and it’s pretty damn cool.

Most films would have given a respite after that tumultuous scene of car and house derby but as soon as Chan finishes the car chase he goes into foot mode while running after a double-decker bus that Chu Tu and a few of his cronies hijacked. In several of these scenes as he catches up to the bus he is literally hanging by an umbrella as he holds unto the outside of the bus trying to climb his way in while fighting people who do not want him aboard as well as dodging traffic as the bus speeds along. Two of the stuntmen got hurt at the end of this scene where Ka Kui forces the bus to stop and as they flew out of the top windows they were supposed to land on top of the car that was stopped in the middle of the road but the backward momentum of the brakes as the bus rocked backward after stopping made them undershoot the stunt and land on the road.

Police Story has a stronger storyline than most Chan movies to connect the action scenes. After the arrest of Chu Tu, Inspector Li sets up his secretary Selina Fong (Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia) by letting her go free of all charges to try to pit her against her boss. Ka Kui is assigned to protect her (several scenes of this scenario were cut out of the film). This, of course, will interfere and cause problems with his girlfriend May (Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk whose relationship with Jackie is underplayed though that would change in the sequel). Chan tries to trick Selina into trusting him by pretending to save the day when Mars attacks Selina in her apartment. What ultimately happens because of this is predictable as well as the cop working for the triad but these are mere trifles.

The comedy is underrated in this film. There is a great sequence in which Jackie is assigned to the Sha Tau Kok Police Station, a rural area in the north eastern corner of Hong Kong, after he completely messes up the prosecution of Chu Tu. He deftly tries to answer several phones and juggle several conversations at the same time while not being really successful in solving any of them. Like Project A, his influence by silent film comedians is shown in how he performs this skit with physical perfection. This scene is so sublime I cannot fathom why this was missing in older American prints. I also enjoyed a nice little scene where Jackie does this beautiful car-slide stunt by doing the ultimate parallel parking literary by sliding the car parallel into a spot barely bigger than the car.

Another highlight of this film is the final sequence named “glass story” by the stuntmen. It takes place in a mall where Jackie has cornered Chu Tu and his cronies. It is 10 minutes of excellent martial arts, stunts and action. Some of the highlights is some great fights by Jackie with clothes racks, Brigitte Lin doing her own fighting, Chan doing a great jump into moving stairs, lots and lots of broken glass and the famous multi-story slide down a pole. Jackie severely burnt his hands on his slide down, partially attributed to the wrong voltage being set on the lights attached to it and it is also mentioned on several web sites and his own autobiography that he injured his spine and hip on that drop. This is a bit doubtful because on a camera with an alternate angle from the floor (shown in certain deleted footage) shows him bouncing up after the fall and slugging a stuntman (and according to Fung Hak-On hurting him). If you have ever had a back injury (I have several times) you usually do not do get up after it happens or beat up your stuntmen.

This movie not only influenced the Hong Kong action picture, it would also influence American action pictures. Sylvester Stallone would use the bus scene in Tango and Cash, several early scenes were copied in Rapid Fire, Brett Ratner took so much from this film in making Rush Hour (self-admitted in commentary in Rush Hour as well as Dragon Dynasty’s Police Story DVD) and countless other action choreographers and directors would be directly or indirectly affected by this work. This movie was created because of the visionary ideas of Jackie Chan and also because of the backbreaking effort of Sing Ga Ban – Jackie Chan’s Stuntman Association and their every increasing effort to out due rival stuntman association led by Sammo Hung. Their backbreaking effort helped make this a hit (26 million HK dollars and win the Best Film for the Hong Kong Film Awards) and became the favorite of action auteur directors everywhere.

DVD Notes: I was happy to get a R1 version of this film when Dragon Dynasty put out the DVD. The quality of the picture could be better (Police Story 2 has a much better print) but overall I am satisfied with it. The commentary with Hong Kong action movie expert Bey Logan and director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) was decent with Logan pointing out small tidbits of information like how Sammo Hung asked Bill Tung for horse advice during shooting, pointing out the cameo by Clarence Ford (Naked Killer) as the photographer and also pointing out who every person acting was (sometimes this got annoying). I did wish he would have put more info about one of my favorite actors Fung Hak-On who helped with the stunt choreography and played Danny Chu. Ratner would talk about how this movie influenced him and occasionally get his facts wrong (confuse Brigitte Lin with Maggie Cheung) and was completely ignorant about many Jackie Chan films (Winners and Sinners and every other early Jackie Chan film except Drunken Master) but was still decent to listen to.

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: Chungking_Cash
Date: 03/03/2007

In 1985 Jackie Chan broke the mold with "Police Story" a gung fu cops-n-robbers conglomerate and subsequently raised the bar for not only himself but action cinema in general. While "Police Story" is hardly the first film to put Chan in harms way or highlight his trifling sense of humor there's no entry in the autuer's filmography that does it better on a whole, period. Made in response to his second straight failure at tapping into the American market via "The Protector" (where Chan was once again pigeonholed by Hollywood), "Police Story" is without limits whether it be destroying an entire shantytown or every pane of glass in a shopping mall.

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 09/13/2006
Summary: an awesome achievement

September 2006 marks the twentieth anniversary of Jackie Chan's Police Story at the extremely prestigious New York Film Festival. The film was screened before an eager audience of cinema cognoscenti and industry insiders. Jackie was introduced to the viewers beforehand and received a round of polite applause. I remember him wearing a snappy yellow and white outfit. He bowed and seemed quite nervous.

Inside the Walter Reade Theatre, the presentation of the film was glorious, a flawless 35 mm print projected on a pristine screen. The sound quality was perfect. Police Story is a captivating movie, an awesome achievement. It is still one of my favorite films of all time.

After the screening, the film received exuberant applause from the now electrified audience. Jackie was brought back out onstage for an informal Q&A with the assembly. Through an interpreter, Jackie awkwardly responded to a few questions before being hustled off to a Film Society member's only cocktail reception.

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: cal42
Date: 05/02/2006
Summary: The Best

The reviews say it all, but I'll add a few words.

This was the very first Hong Hong film I ever watched, and a few hundred films later there still isn't one to beat it. Some come close, but this really is the pinnacle of action cinema. The highlights are too numerous to even begin to mention. If you haven't seen it, you ain't seen nothing yet!

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 01/15/2006
Summary: 10/10 - near-perfect action film

POLICE STORY rewrote the book on action films, a genre-defining masterpiece that must be the finest entry in Jackie Chan's illustrious filmography. As Jackie has said, "When everyone else was being serious, I had to be funny to get noticed. Then when everybody else was being funny, I had to be serious!". POLICE STORY is the film where he got serious, ushering in a new wave and style of modern-day action films with intense, even brutal action and incredible stunt work. Chan's character Ka Kui (horribly translated as "Kevin" in the dub and some subtitles) is the one he will most be remembered for - in as much as any of his characters are anything but "Jackie Chan". Ka Kui is the upright, hard-boiled cop who is married to his badge and has to fight the system as much as the villains - led here by director Chor Yuen with a superbly sleazy performance from Charlie Cho as his lawyer.

POLICE STORY is an intense film almost from start to finish, though there are some scenes of comedy (mostly at the expense of poor Maggie Cheung). Things start off well with a police raid on drug dealers in a shanty town that leads to some stunt sequences that have become legendary - Chan hanging from a speeding bus by an umbrella has become an iconic scene, one that represents as well as any the unique bravado and daredevil that Hong Kong stuntmen represent - even when they're also the lead actor and director! This is just one of many classic action scenes in the course of the film, culminating in a mass brawl in a shopping mall that features some of the most vicious and brutal fighting that had ever been put on film. This was a radical departure from the traditional martial arts of a kung fu film, even something like YOUNG MASTER which was already intense. Although some kung fu is used, the fighting is much more "street", improvised and emotional, with a genuine sense of fear and anger. Although there had been moves towards this style in previous films such as WHEELS ON MEALS and HEART OF DRAGON, it was POLICE STORY where the ideas really came to fruition and marked a whole new style of Hong Kong action. It couldn't be more opposite to the fantasy wire-based wu xia that had been popular for the few years previous, and effectively killed that style off for the rest of the decade.

If POLICE STORY were the only film Jackie had made, he would still have earned is place in the HK Cinema pantheon. Essential viewing for anyone who likes action films!

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 10/26/2005

Chan stars as Kevin Chan, a somewhat dim-witted but dedicated cop who gets the duty to protect a Triad boss' girlfriend (Lin) so she can testify. While trying to fend off the crooks, Kevin must also try to keep his relationship with girlfriend Cheung alive.

After coming to America and making the horrid The Protector, Chan came back to Hong Kong with the idea to make more modern martial arts/action movies than what he had been doing. Police Story would become a huge success and the prototype for Chan's films for nearly a decade afterwards. Not only that, many of the movie's high-powered action sequences (most notably the "mall brawl" at the end) would be used or outright copied in many other films, both in the US and HK. Even though it is almost 15 years old, Police Story still holds up very well today. It starts out with a sequence where a whole hillside village is literally demolished and then goes into one of the most exciting chase sequences ever filmed, where Chan gets onto a moving bus using only the handle of an umbrella. Besides a couple of slow bits in the middle (mostly dealing with the romantic subplots), the movie rarely slows down long enough for the viewer to catch their breath. One of Chan's all-time best (and his personal favorite movie), Police Story should not be missed by any action fan. Be aware that many US video copies have very shoddy quality; the best one (at least in terms of picture/sound quality) is the remastered Dimension version.

As a side note, this was also one of the first Jackie Chan films to feature a "blooper reel" at the end -- an element which Chan got from The Cannonball Run.

[review from www.hkfilm.net]

Reviewed by: Libretio
Date: 10/22/2005
Summary: One of the jewels in Jackie Chan's crown


Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (Anamorphic)
Sound format: Mono

Heroic Hong Kong cop Chan Ka-kui (Jackie Chan) attempts to clear his name after being framed for murder by a villainous drugs lord (Chor Yuen).

Seven years after establishing himself as Asia's most popular movie star in Yuen Wo-ping's DRUNKEN MASTER (1978), and six years after Tsui Hark revitalized the Hong Kong movie industry with his groundbreaking debut THE BUTTERFLY MURDERS (1979), Jackie Chan directed and co-wrote POLICE STORY, part of a series of widescreen extravaganzas he had popularized at the HK box-office. Despite a chaotic script process (co-writer Edward Tang - whose credits include some of Chan's biggest hits, including PROJECT A [1984] and MR CANTON AND LADY ROSE [1989] - was notorious for his fast-and-loose writing methods), POLICE STORY represents an effective marriage of narrative cohesion and state-of-the-art stuntwork. Opening with a spectacular drugs-bust during which an entire shanty town is demolished, the movie follows Chan's attempts to rout the sneering villain (played to the hilt by veteran writer-director Chor) whilst struggling to protect a vital prosecution witness (Taiwanese beauty Brigitte Lin) whose testimony can put Chor behind bars forever. Cue lots of action and comedy, culminating in a shopping-mall showdown which ranks as one of the finest hand-to-hand combat sequences in HK movie history.

Chan and his stunt team (choreographed here by Chow Yun-gin and debut action director Wong Kwan) use their incredible gymnastic/balletic prowess to stage a series of furiously-paced fight scenes in which the gunplay of traditional Chinese crime thrillers is replaced by old-style martial arts in a contemporary setting. Similar skills are employed for a number of comic set-pieces which dominate the film's (less effective) middle section, particularly an extraordinary sequence in which Lin is 'terrorized' by a 'mad knifeman' (played by longtime Chan associate Mars) who is actually a fellow police officer hired by Chan to frighten the reluctant Lin into accepting his protection. Throughout, the film is distinguished by world-class cinematography (by Cheung Yiu-jo) and editing (Peter Cheung), the key technical components of virtually all HK action movies.

Given the slew of crime dramas which have followed in its wake, POLICE STORY may have lost some of its novelty value over the years, but the film's influence on international cinema has been profound (beginning with the notorious 'bus' scene in TANGO & CASH [1989]). On its own terms, however, the movie charts an overly predictable course and suffers from abrupt shifts in tone - from drama to comedy and romance, and everything in-between - before lurching into darker territory for its show-stopping finale. Never much of an actor's director, Chan simply encourages his talented cast (including Lau Chi-wing as a slimy defence lawyer, and much-loved character actor Bill Tung, a well-known racing commentator in HK and stalwart of the "Police Story" series) to stand their ground amidst all the flashy pyrotechnics. But while the stuntwork delivers a genuinely visceral impact, the film is undermined by one-dimensional characters and a lack of emotional conviction. Nevertheless, it won Best Film and Action Choreography trophies at the 1986 Hong Kong Film Awards, and was nominated in five other major categories, including cinematography and editing. Followed by POLICE STORY PART II (1988).

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: SteelwireMantis
Date: 07/24/2003
Summary: Top Notch Ass Kicking Action Fest!

One of the best Jackie Chan movies and regarded both by fans and critics as the apex of Chan's career, Police Story has inspired both east and west in making action films.

Jackie stars as Inspector Chan Ka Kui, who is celebrated a hero in Hong Kong after capturing city kingpin Chu Tu. With Chu Tu's secretary Selina (Brigitte Lin) in police custody, she is willing to testify against her boss. Which leaves him no choice but to frame Ka Kui for murder of a corrupt cop. On a mission to clear his name, Chan Ka Kui must disobey orders risking his life and career to save the witness and clear his name.

This film includes some of the best stunts and fight sequences performed by Jackie Chan and his stunt group, featuring a bus chase with Chan hanging off it with an umbrella, a car chase through a shanti town (built especially for this sequence on a hill), a fight scene in a shopping mall (with a lot of glass smashed) and the stunt where Jackie slides down a chandelier of lights resulting in near-death situations for our star. It also contains a good story of a ordinary cop facing a very tough crisis with his career and lovelife. Enjoyable performances by Chan and Lin but Maggie Cheung's character is not so frequent as it is in the sequel. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys action or a Jackie Chan movie. It leaves any of his Hollywood attempts (including the awful 'Tuxedo') at a mile behind.

A relentless masterpiece. *****/*****

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: balstino
Date: 05/02/2003
Summary: Top Notch

The action, intensity, comedy, music, characters and pacing are all spot on in this HK classic! Excellent!

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 03/18/2002

I feel pointless reviewing this movie, because it's probably the most famous HK movie ever (and one of the best, undeniably). So if you haven't seen it, you really need to do that NOW.

Reviewed by: JAWSARMED
Date: 01/25/2002


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/13/2002

I have just watched this again now before reveiwing it, to give it a fresh look before commenting, and still I must say, it's got to be the best action movie with a story I have ever seen.

One of the few films where Jackie did not do all the stunts himself (including the motorbike scene at the end), but still, the ones he did do are very impressive. Maggie Cheung making an early appearence, but not on the screen long enough to comment on her acting. Brigitte Lin was as well as Jackie, very good.

CLassic, recommended to anyone and everyone, no matter what kind of genre you like, this can't be missed. My personal favorite action movie of all time (and I've seen over 500 HK movies).

Rating (out of 5): 5

(This rating is based on the year & genre, so don't think it's based as a comparison on new releases etc.)

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: Ryoga
Date: 12/25/2001

Now this is a film you can bring over a bunch of friends and watch. The action is so intense that you would think that this was for real! The brawl in the shopping mall is just so insane. There will NEVER be any film like it ever. Hollywood would only dream to have something even close to it (without using computer effects)

Reviewed by: DrunkenMonkey
Date: 12/12/2001
Summary: As Good as Action Films Get

Following his trip to the USA to make the HORRENDOUS "The Protector", Jackie Chan decided to make a "take that!" film. He made "Police Story". A wonderful film, definately the best action film ever! Jackie is Kevin (Jackie) Ka Kui Chan, a police cop who is accused of murder and must go "outside the law" to prove his innocence. Great, great, simply unforgettable, un-missable film. See it. You aren't wasting money.

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 05/05/2001
Summary: One of Jackie's BEST!!

A funny movie with lots of action and stunts!!
I wont say much since there are so many reviews but i am a big Jackie fan and seen lots of his movies and this a must SEE!! The POLICE STORY series is Jackie's best but i didn't like PS 4 (or first strike)


Reviewer Score: 9

Reviewed by: dragyn
Date: 02/18/2001
Summary: Glass Story

Sometimes, you want to be touched my a moving drama. Sometimes, you want to be wrapped up in a romance. Sometimes, you want to laugh at a comedy. And sometimes, you want to be blown away by some breataking, mindnumbing action. I love "Police Story", because it's perfect for when you have the last craving I mentioned, which happens to be the one I'm most prone to.

The plot is simple and basic; just enugh to kick the action along. The charaterisation is actually fairly good for an action movie, but would not stand on its own without the action element to help it along: Chan plays Kevin Chan, a hard-boiled cop with a heart, but that's about as far as it goes. Chan is, as ever, adorable, and a great presence to have on any screen, but this time he doesn't have to carry the whole weight of the movie on his shoulders; the action helps him out this time, although it is arguable that the action wouldn't exist without Chan.

There are stunts. There are fights. There is comedy. There is just enough drama to keep Kevin Chan's feet on the ground. And that's about it. It sounds dull on paper, but on screen it shines bright, propelled by Chan's talent for comedy and action pieces that take your breath away.

Never in any action movie have I seen mayhem and destruction dished up with such joyful abandon. Chan scorches his way through the first action-packed section of the movie, which culminates in a huge running brawl in a shopping mall, involving vehicles, stuntmen flying everywhere, and much broken glass. In fact, at one point Chan's team of stuntmen nick-named the film "Glass Story", because of the amount of the stuff that shatters during the breathtaking finale. At the very end of the mall fight, Chan performs his piece de resistance: a slide down a flimsy string of fairy lights to the floor below, smashing through yet more glass as he falls. In one take, he gets up and runs away, although the impressive outtakes show just how badly hurt he was. He suffered third degree burns on his hands, and almost broke his spine.

So "Police Story" stands alone as one of the greatest action movies ever made. Forget the drama, the comedy, the anything else - just concentrate on the action.


Reviewed by: hellboy
Date: 09/13/2000

Jackie directed Police Story as a retort to The Protector. While the Protector made no effort to stetch Jackie's abilities (rather hinder them), Police Story is a punchy, gritty entry to the Chan encyclopedia. It's Jackie at the peak of his game and eager to please his audience by barely defying death. American films have borrowed a lot from this HK gem. Jackie's stunt crew also deserves a stand ovation for all of the bone-crunching falls they took for Jackie's vision. Particularly the scene where one of the bad guy's henchmen falls through a second story window and falls all the way to the ground totally unprotected and in one cut! In slow motion! PS also includes a rousing theme song sung by Jackie himself! 10/10

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: resdog781
Date: 08/02/2000
Summary: good old-skool Jackie fun

I love this one just for that leisurely drive down the hillside through the town =)

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

The first of a series Jackie Chan portrays officer Chen Ga Kui in this action-packed film that won Best Film at the 1985 Hong Kong Film Awards.

[Reviewed by Tai Seng Catalog]

Reviewed by: leh
Date: 12/09/1999

First in the popular series, features some amazing stunts. Very good entertainment; a good introduction to Hong Kong cinema. Most English dubbed versions are shorter, because much of the comedy has been cut out.

Reviewed by: hokazak
Date: 12/09/1999

Jackie Chan as policeman Ka-Kui. First in a series of (at least) 3, with Maggie Cheung as his hapless girlfriend. Unbelievable stunts and very funny comic elements. More breaking glass than you'll ever see elsewhere.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

A police raid on a drug gang goes awfully wrong, and for detectiveJackie Chan, nothing seems to go right from there. The gang boss is acquitted at his trial, when Jackie's evidence mysteriously disappears. Jackie's attempt to rescue a beautiful but reluctant key witness results in his being framed for murder. Now on the run from both the gang and his own squad, Jackie must stay alive long enough to bring the gang to justice and convince his colleagues of his innocence.

[Reviewed by Rim Films Catalog]

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

An excellent movie that features some truly amazing stunts. The one with the bus stopping suddenly went horribly wrong. The two guys who went through the windscreen were supposed to land on specially padded cars in front, however the bus stopped short and they landed smack bang on the road, OUCH!


[Reviewed by Dave Warner]

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

A tough Hong Kong cop is given an assignment of protecting a key witness in a drugs trial, in this simple-minded but enjoyable mixture of martial arts, comedy and action genres. Chan does his own stunts most of which are incredible. Switch the brain off and enjoy this one.


[Reviewed by Elliot's Guide to Films on Video]

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Jackie's character's name is Chan Ga Kui.

[Reviewed by Jay Fong]

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

In typically violent fashion, Jackie Chan gets the goods on a crime king-pin; but when the baddie's girlfriend (Brigitte Lin, who turns in one or two solid stunts on her own) becomes a witness for the prosecution, contracts are sent out for both. It's the usual fun nonsense, high lighted here by a demolishing chase through a shanty-town, and a mall fight that turns into a symphony of broken glass.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 6