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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:
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Fei
Biao Yuen ...
Captain Tzu
Dick Wei ...
Lor Sam Pau
Mars ...
Jaws
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)
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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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Nonstop Action On The High Seas! 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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Trivia

Originally going to be titled Pirate Patrol but it was feared that once announced, other Hong Kong film producers would rush to copy and release films featuring pirates. See more »

Goofs

When dragon trips Mr. Chan, the lamp that he uses to trip him with clearly bends. See more »

Quotes

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Captain Chi: Police, shoot him dead!
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Crazy Credits

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One of the best from Chan
5 December 1999 | by (Trøndelag, Norway) – See all my reviews

Pirate Patrol is clearly one of the best and funniest of this film-series with Jackie Chan. It's exciting & funny at the same time and manages to combine this two elements in a successfully way. I remember I saw most of this movies back in the late 80's, and thought they was amusing as hell. The sequel of this one is also good.

(8 out of 10)


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