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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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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 ...
(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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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

The "hanging from the clock tower" stunt is a homage to Safety Last! (1923). At least three different takes were shot; two are shown during the course of the film, and a third at the end under the credits. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Winnie: You're going too fast!
Dragon Mi Yong: You'll drive me mad!
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References Vengeance (1970) See more »

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Possibly the best Jackie Chan movie
20 January 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Project A combines a complex, twisting plot, a nice historical period setting, typical Chan humour, and of course, many breathtaking fight and stunt sequences. One scene: a bicycle chase though narrow alleys, has to be seen to be believed. The level of invention throughout is awesome, and will never be matched by Hollywood's output. Is this the best Jackie Chan movie? It is definitely a contender, but so many of his films are high quality that it becomes difficult to judge. See it, then make up your own mind.


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