A Hong Kong police officer, Ka Kui is sent undercover to mainland China to break up a drug smuggling ring. After breaking the brother of the drug lord out of prison, he and another agent (a beautiful communist policewoman) are taken to Hong Kong to work for the syndicate. The wife of the crime boss has been arrested in Malaysia for drug trafficking and is soon to be executed. However, she is the only person who knows the account number of a secret Swiss bank account containing millions in drug money. While the two officers are in Malaysia preparing for the jail break, Ka Kui accidentally runs into his girlfriend May, who has traveled there from Hong Kong. Soon his cover is blown, the criminals kidnap his girlfriend and he is forced to help them pull off the jail break.Written by
The first Hong Kong action movie to use synchronized sound. However, on the 2009 region-1 DVD released by Dragon Dynasty/The Weinstein Company, when Jackie Chan discusses this in an interview, the subtitles transcribe the audio incorrectly. See more »
When Kevin catches the rope ladder he grabs it only a few rungs below the copter, but in later shots, he is hanging on to it almost at the bottom. See more »
Chan Ka Kui:
This is hard to memorize.
Insp. Jessica Yang:
You're a super cop, and you have no memory?
Chan Ka Kui:
It's the first I came across this situation. If I were you, could you recite everything in one go? I'm Chan Ka Kui, born July 4th, 1958. I joined the Royal HK Police in 1981. 19 - ...
Insp. Jessica Yang:
1984, promoted to trainee inspector. Height: 5'10", weight: 73 kilos, blood type: AB. I'm nothing special. I've memorized your background.
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The international/export version from Golden Harvest is identical to the Hong Kong one, except for localized credits and dialogue. See more »
What's Love Got to Do with It
Written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle
Performed by Warren G featuring Adina Howard
Produced by Warren G
Warren G appears courtesy of G-Funk/Rush Associated Labels Recordings
Adina Howard appears courtesy of Mecca Dawn Entertainment/Eastwest Records/Elektra Entertainment Group See more »
The best Jackie Chan action film yet
I've seen a lot of Jackie Chan films and its rare to find gem in the many jewels in the films he's made. There are real drama films like Crime Story, or the frentic action in the original police story, there's the three-brother action in Project A, there's the frenctic kung-fu in Drunken Master 2, and then there's this gem.
This is certainly the best in the police story series, the action is fantastic, the humor brilliant, the story well put together. The duo of Michelle Kahn (Yeoh) and Chan is amazing, and Yeoh almost steals the show in her own right - her persona and her instance to do her own stunts (like Chan) makes her a marvel to watch - this is why she is so damn good in Tomorrow Never Dies, but its a shame the director of TND never captured her in the same way Stanley Tong does!
Chan maybe getting older, and its getting harder and harder for him to surpass his best. In that respect, this is possibly the last, best action film we'll get to see. I enjoyed it, and I'm sure most chan fans will enjoy it too.
My Rating: 9/10.
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