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The Accidental Spy (2001)

Dak mo mai sing (original title)
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At a Hong Kong shopping center, Buck Yuen's (Jackie Chan's) intuition warns him. He saves a robbery's loot and gets on television, ends up in Istanbul via South Korea, and accidentally becomes a spy. Fortunately, he knows Kung Fu.

Director:

Teddy Chan

Writers:

Rod Dean (English adaptation), Ivy Ho
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Buck Yuen
Eric Tsang ... Many Liu
Vivian Hsu ... Yong
Min Kim Min Kim ... Carmen Wong (as Kim Min Jeong)
Hsing-Kuo Wu ... Lee Sang-Zen (as Wu Hsing Kuo)
Murat Yilmaz Murat Yilmaz ... Celik
Alfred Cheung ... Cheung the Lawyer
Lillian Ho Lillian Ho ... Candice
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Tsui / Stan
Vincent Kok ... Moving Worker
Hang-Sang Poon Hang-Sang Poon ... Rich Man
Paulyn Sun ... Rich Man's Wife
Ping Ha ... Cleaning Lady (as Ha Ping)
Ken Chang ... Cop at Mall
Glory Simon ... TCN Field Reporter
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Storyline

This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his instincts to trail two suspicious looking men into an alley. When he realizes that these men are robbing a jewelry store, he jumps into action to foil their plans. Soon after Bei meets Liu, a private investigator who convinces Bei that he may be the long-lost son of a rich Korean businessman. In no time, Bei is on his way to fulfill his dreams of adventure and fortune traveling to Korea and even exotic Turkey. As Bei is drawn deeper into the game of cat and mouse, he realizes he has become the key to locating a new, highly addictive narcotic. With an assortment of characters fighting him along the way, will Bei succeed in finding the drug himself? Written by Anonymous

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Ordinary guy. Extraordinary spy


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong action violence, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Golden Harvest | Official site

Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

18 January 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Te wu mi cheng See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD200,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$790,144
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (English version)| SDDS (English version)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Miramax Films (a subsidiary of Disney) acquired the international distribution rights to this movie (outside of Asia). Like many Jackie Chan movies distributed by Disney, scenes were cut, foreign dialogue was dubbed, and the music score was changed. However, Miramax made so many changes to this movie that it almost changed the entire movie for its release on video in 2004 by the home video division, called Dimension Home Video. See more »

Goofs

When Buck's SUV pushes the Hyundai Sonata backwards into the pond, a cast member is visible briefly on the right side of the screen attempting to jump out of the way. See more »

Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

CONTAINS SPOILERS: The US version of the movie changes the plot from being about a new strain of Anthrax to a new type of Opium. Also, in the US version, the spy is his Dad, but in the Hong Kong version, it turns out he isn't. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Gong Don Ci
(uncredited)
Written by Liu Xue An and Cao Xue Qin
Performed by Vivian Hsu
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User Reviews

Chan's 'decent film period' with international appeal
18 January 2004 | by zoe_smithSee all my reviews

I'm a big Chan fan and have watched most of his films.

This one seems to be a forerunner (except the Aussie-based ones) to his attempt to internationalize himself by appearing with Western co-actors and filming on international locations. I would say that A.S. is the better of this group of films. It has a resonable plot with more purpose than most of his other films. It also has a decent filming location in Turkey, and his co-stars also have some degree of character. We also still manage to savour some good quality stunt antics before they are about to all but disappear in Chan's most recent films of Tuxedo etc.

Worth selecting out of Chan's collection.


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