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Project A (1983)

'A' gai wak (original title)
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Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action and music.

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Cast

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Fei
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Captain Tzu
Dick Wei ...
Lor Sam Pau
Mars ...
Jaws
Isabella Wong ...
Winnie (as Winnie Wong)
Tai-Bo ...
Tai (as Pa Tai)
Ng Long Cheung ...
VIP Club Bouncer (as Wu Long Cheung)
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Li Chou Kou (as Hai-Shung Lee)
Hoi-San Kwan ...
Wai Wong ...
Chow Wing Ling
Fat Wan ...
Thug (as Wan Tat)
Wing Man Kuen
Ho Kai Law
Hark-Sun Lau ...
Admiral (as Hak Suen Lau)
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Storyline

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. Reluctantly, the Coast Guard is given money to fight these pirates, but the pirates themselves have many contacts (that is, bribed officials) in the government, and seek to thwart the Coast Guard's efforts to eliminate them. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made fools of. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A rip-roaring adventure on the old china coast... See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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22 December 1983 (Hong Kong)  »

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Jackie Chan's Project A  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was Danny Trejo's film debut. (Voice only) See more »

Goofs

When Jackie Chan's character is being chased down an alley and escapes into a door, only to reappear in the alley once the guards have gone into the same door, you can tell a cut was made. Items in the background such as a cloth flapping in the wind move in a manner which indicates an obvious jump cut. See more »

Quotes

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User Reviews

 
Fun and action-packed
9 November 2002 | by (KCMO) – See all my reviews

Boy, that lead-in stinks of a rotting cliche, doesn't it? But I really do enjoy this movie. Every time it hits cable, I watch it.

Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung play wonderfully off of each other, even in the dubbed version. The story is realistic enough to be compelling, and the action sequences are superb. My personal favorite is the battle on the bicycles in the narrow back alleys.

The one thing that has made Mr. Chan my favorite martial arts actor is the way his movies infuse humor and slapstick into serious fight scenes, and Project A, in my opinion, does that better than any of his other films.

Highly recommended.


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