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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| (extended print) | (New Line Version) (USA) | (edited) | (USA) (1988)

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2.55 : 1
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In the double decker bus scene, Jackie used a metal umbrella because a wooden one kept slipping when he tried to hang onto the bus. See more »


During the bus chase in the beginning of the film, when the bus goes down the street with road works the goon holding the knife on the driver is actually holding the knife with the blunt edge against the drivers neck. 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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First entry in Police Story saga with Jackie Chan as brave and likable cop
19 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

POLICE STORY packs a violent confrontation between Jackie and nasty villain and his hoodlums . This stirring and exciting story about the cop named Chan Ka Kui of the Hong Kong precinct is well played by Jackie Chan . Ka Kui (Jackie Chan) is a Hong-Kong cop who pursues and arrests a drug-lord but he accuses Chan with the killing of another police . Chan as one army man fighting a group of heinous criminals has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting murdered or detained , and keeping his sweetheart (Maggie Chung , famous star of Asian cinema )from leaving him . Chan attempts to protect a witness , the mobster's secretary (Brigitte Lin) who helps him to track down the gang of drug lord. Then Chan looks for vengeance against the ominous villains at a cat and mouse game.

This thrilling movie is crammed of brawls with punch , bounds and leaps , action-packed, breathtaking stunt-work and lots of humor with tongue in cheek. Jackie Chan is top notch as intrepid cop who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and imprisoning a big drug-lord and as always he makes his own stunts like is showed on the final fake-shots. Awesome,incredible stunts and brief comic touches, as usual ; the picture is better constructed than the followings . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times but frenetic action sequences make up for it. Spotlights movie include Jackie jumping over a bus , furthermore moving fights and brawls at a mall , among others. This is a phenomenal action movie distinguished by nicely cinematography of the spectacular sequences , furthermore contains sense of humor such as subsequent entries. Lousy musical score mostly composed by synthesizer and in the American score is created by J. Peter Robinson . Lavishly produced by Raymond Chow and Golden Harvest Production and professionally directed by Chan. In the various ¨Police story¨adaptations Jackie teamed up to prestigious actresses and parternaires and fine action stars in their own right ,like Maggie Cheung and Michelle Khan . This first version titled ¨Police story¨ directed by the same Jackie Chan is a perfect action film for enthusiastic of the genre; the following was ¨Police story 2 (1988)¨ also pretty violent and with abundant humor touches ; it's followed by ¨Supercop¨ directed by Stanley Tong ; after that it went on ¨Police story IV : Crime story and finally ¨New Police story¨. Rating : Good, the picture has its sensational moments , mostly provided by its agile star, the great Jackie Chan.

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