Project A (1983)
"'A' gai wak" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  22 December 1983 (Hong Kong)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Biao Yuen ...
Captain Tzu
Dick Wei ...
Lor Sam Pau
Mars ...
Isabella Wong ...
Winnie (as Winnie Wong)
Po Tai ...
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)


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 <>

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


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

22 December 1983 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan's Project A  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jackie Chan and composer Siu-Tin Lai's first collaboration. See more »


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 »


Winnie: You're going too fast!
Dragon Mi Yong: You'll drive me mad!
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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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User Reviews

One of Jackie's BEST!!!
30 May 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Project A, I feel, is one of Jackie Chan's best movies. It's one of the funniest, most action-packed, most entertaining movies I've ever seen. I'd give it a 10/10. I must have seen this one at least 20-30 times. If you haven't seen it, please do. Chan and his co-stars, Samo Hung and Yuen Biao are really fun to watch, and the stunts are excellent (the bicycle chase scene, the scene in the clock tower,...). Here in India it's available on video and VCD in a severely cut version- scenes are eliminated for no reason at all. This version runs only 90 minutes or so. See the complete version. I've heard Project A Part II is even better, but I haven't been able to see a good print of it. Along with this, Operation Condor: Armour of God II, I feel, are his best.

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