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Release Date:
22 December 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »
Nonstop Action On The High Seas! See more »
Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action and music. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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One of Jackie's BEST!!! See more (63 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Fei

Biao Yuen ... 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 ... Captain Chi
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)
Wu Ma ... Mahjong Player
Yun-Kin Chow (as Chow Yun Kim)
Qun Wang ... Coast Guard
Yen Tsan Tang ... Pirate (as Yim Chan Tong)
Keung-Kuen Lai ... Coast Guard
David Thomas ... Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung (voice) (as David A. Thomas)

Jennifer Paz ... Winnie (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Captain Chi (voice)

Danny Trejo ... Lo Sam Pau (voice: English version)

Joey Camen ... (voice)

Brad Sergi ... Li Chou Kou (aka Chou Kau) (voice)
Joe Hanna ... (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... (voice)

John DeMita ... Captain Tzu (voice) (as John Demita)

Tom Konkle ... Chow Wing Ling (voice)
Kurt Ferguson ... (voice)
Jeff Brunner ... (voice)

E.E. Bell ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Fai Chan
Leung Chan
Seng-Kwong Chang
Ling Wei Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Wah Cheung ... Ling's thug

Kar Lok Chin ... Extra - Coast Policeman
Hin-Cheung Choi
Tau Chu
Lola Forner ... Rear Admiral's Daughter
Ging Man Fung
Ming Fung
Kwok Wing Ha
Yi-Sheng Han (as Yee Sang Hon)
Yun Ho
Yu Lung Hsiao
Hsin Nan Hung
Yeong-Mun Kwon
Foo-Wai Lam
Kei Law
Kin-sang Lee ... Pirate (as Chris Lee)
Fa Yuan Li
Yuen Lin
Huang-Hsi Liu
Wai Lo
Steve Mak
Lai-Chu Ng
Min Kan Ng ... Pirate
Frankie Poon
Kuei-Tsai Shih
Chin Tang Tang
Siu-Ming To
Pau-Chung Tong
Wei Ho Tu
Chun Kang Wang
Kim-Ban Wong
Paul Wong
Hsiang Lin Yin ... Flying Mahjong gambler
Man-Kei Yiu
Tau Wan Yue ... Mahjong Parlor Officer
Shing-Chau Yuen
Rocky Lai ... Pirate (uncredited)

Directed by
Jackie Chan 
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jackie Chan  writer
Jack Maeby  english adaptation
Edward Tang  writer

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... executive producer
Leonard Ho .... producer
Edward Tang .... producer (as Tang King-Chan)
Original Music by
Siu-Tin Lai  (as Michael Lai)
Nicholas Rivera  (as Nicolás Rivera)
Cinematography by
Yiu-Tsou Cheung  (as Yiu Jo Cheung)
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Production Design by
Yuen Wo Poon 
Jim Fook Sing 
Lok Tung So 
Production Management
Kimberly Berman .... post-production supervisor (english version)
Tracy Eaggleston .... post-production supervisor: english version
Shannon McIntosh .... executive in charge of production (english version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yen Tsan Tang .... action director (as Yim Chan Tang)
Sound Department
Todd Beckett .... re-recording mixer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor (1999 English soundtrack)
Ed Callahan .... sound editor (english version)
Michael J. Fox .... sound editor
Michael Jonascu .... sound editor (english version)
Goru Koyama .... foley artist (english version)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Jackie Rodman .... sound editor (as Jackie Oster)
Webb J. Ronald .... sound editor (english version)
Lee Starkman .... sound editor (english version)
Wah Cheung .... stunts
Yun-Kin Chow .... stunt coordinator
Rok Cvetkov .... stunt player
Keung-Kuen Lai .... stunt coordinator
Kin-sang Lee .... stunts
Mars .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan
Mars .... stunt coordinator
Yen Tsan Tang .... stunt coordinator (as Yim Chan Tong)
Fat Wan .... stunt coordinator
Qun Wang .... stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Tat-Kwong Chan .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Lai .... stunts (uncredited)
Chung Chi Li .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Yuk Chan .... still photographer (as Chan Yuk)
Casting Department
Trisha Brunner .... casting associate (English version) (as Trisha Nunes)
Editorial Department
David B. Baron .... editorial consultant (1999 English version)
Other crew
Norm Hvam .... main title graphics
Biao Yuen .... martial arts double
Mars .... assistant action director (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"'A' gai wak" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Jackie Chan's Project A" - USA (long title)
"Mark of the Dragon" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence
105 min | 97 min (USA)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (2005) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (uncut) | Iceland:14 | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 (2004) | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (1999) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1987) | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:16 (original rating) (cut)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: When dragon trips Mr. Chan, the lamp that he uses to trip him with clearly bends.See more »
Winnie:You're going too fast!
Dragon Mi Yong:You'll drive me mad!
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Movie Connections:
References Vengeance (1970)See more »


What are the differences between the US Version and the Uncensored Version?
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of Jackie's BEST!!!, 30 May 1999
Author: Karthik Abhiram from India

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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