Police Story (1985)
"Jing cha gu shi" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  14 December 1985 (Hong Kong)
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A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Selina Fong (as Brigette Lin)
Kwok-Hung Lam ...
Bill Tung ...
Yuen Chor ...
Mr. Chu Tao
Charlie Cho ...
Chi-Wing Lau ...
Hark-On Fung ...
Danny Koo
Hing-Yin Kam ...
Inspector Man
Mars ...
Po Tai ...
Lee / Snake Eyes
Ken Tong ...
Tom (as Kent Tong)
Fat Wan ...
Jacknife / Mad Wing
Fung Woo ...
Shau Tau Kok Station Commander


Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. Written by Yaron <yaron@starlight.trendline.co.il>

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You may know the name, but the game has changed.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, brief sexual humor and drug content | See all certifications »

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14 December 1985 (Hong Kong)  »

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2.55 : 1
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Jackie Chan was hospitalized following the stunt where he flips over the balcony and crashes through the glass and light display, as he was not breathing. See more »


When Kevin/Jackie is climbing onto the bus using the umbrella, as he reaches around the side of the bus we see the handle of the umbrella is clearly bent, but in the next shot, which looks back to him reaching round side of the bus the handle is back to normal. See more »


Kevin Chan Ka Kui: [after being assigned to protect her from Koo's men, Kevin tries to persuade Selina to go home after she's been released from jail] Miss Fong, it's much too dangerous out here. Please go home.
Selina Fong: I'll do what I want.
Kevin Chan Ka Kui: Miss Fong, it's for your own safety.
Selina Fong: [annoyed] Look, I don't need your protection, so get lost! Leave me alone!
Kevin Chan Ka Kui: Are you sure? Do you know what happened to four other witnesses who said that?
Selina Fong: [sarcastically] What? Somebody shot em? Don't try to scare me. So go on... what happened?
Kevin Chan Ka Kui: Uh... ...
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My second favorite Jackie Chan movie
21 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My favorite Jackie Chan movie will always be "Drunken Master" (1978), followed by this film from 1985, "Police Story." In it, Chan plays a Hong Kong super-cop who busts a notorious crime lord and his gang, and is then assigned to protect the man's girlfriend (Brigitte Lin) so that she can turn state's evidence. As the story goes on, the gangster sends his goons to dispatch Lin, but Chan takes matters into his own fists and feet, while keeping girlfriend Maggie Cheung at bay. Like "Drunken Master," "Police Story" has many of the signature stunts and over-the-top martial arts/action choreography that Chan has become famous for, climaxing in a battle royal at a crowded shopping mall. In his role as director, Chan exceeds in excellence, giving a charismatic and funny performance that accentuates the action. While light on the overall slapstick humor of "Drunken Master," at heart "Police Story" is just that, a police story, a gritty cop-thriller that would be oft-copied over the years to come.


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