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Release Date:
14 December 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You may know the name, but the game has changed.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Outstanding See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Chan Ka Kui

Maggie Cheung ... May
Brigitte Lin ... Selina Fong (as Brigette Lin)
Kwok-Hung Lam ... Supt. Raymond Li
Bill Tung ... Inspector Bill Wong
Yuen Chor ... Mr. Chu Tao
Charlie Cho ... John Ko
Chi-Wing Lau ... Cheung, the Lawyer
Hark-On Fung ... Danny Koo
Hing-Yin Kam ... Inspector Man
Mars ... Kim
Po Tai ... Lee / Snake Eyes
Ken Tong ... Tom (as Kent Tong)
Fat Wan ... Jacknife / Mad Wing
Fung Woo ... Shau Tau Kok Station Commander
Money Lo ... Television Interviewer
Siu-Tin Lai ... Man Trying to Park Car
Paul Wong ... Police Officer 1
Winnie Yu ... Police Officer 2
Ben Lam ... Thug
Yun-Kin Chow ... Koo's man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Fai Chan
Ming-Wai Chan
Paul Chang ... Judge
Chi-Hwa Chen
Chuan Chen
Wah Cheung ... Koo's man
Wing-Hon Cheung
Liang Chiang
Clarence Ford ... Photographer
Dani Hu
Keung-Kuen Lai ... Keung
Rocky Lai ... Koo's man
Foo-wai Lam
Chic Lau ... PR Madam
Dan Lau
Shung Fung Lau
Kin-sang Lee ... Koo's man
King Chu Lee
Fa Yuan Li
Ying Hong Luk
Leung Siu
Choh Lam Tsang ... Junkie
Tin Hung Yee
Leng-kuang Yin

Tom Lent ... (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jackie Chan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jackie Chan 
Paul Clay  english dialogue
Edward Tang 

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... executive producer
Leonard Ho .... producer
 
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson (US version)
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Tsou Cheung 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
 
Production Design by
Oliver Wong 
 
Costume Design by
Ginger Fung 
 
Makeup Department
Wing-Yee Chan .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lu Chiang Chao .... assistant director (as Liu-Kong Chiu)
Jai-wen Ma .... assistant director
Fat Wan .... second assistant director (as Wan Fat)
 
Stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Wah Cheung .... stunts
Yun-Kin Chow .... stunt unit
Yamson Domingo .... stunt unit
Hark-On Fung .... stunt unit (as Fung Hark On)
Pang Hiu Sang .... stunt unit
Dani Hu .... stunts
Li Kan Sang .... stunt unit
Keung-Kuen Lai .... stunt unit
Rocky Lai .... stunts
Kin-sang Lee .... stunts
Mars .... stunt unit
Ng Wai Yip .... stunt unit
Paul Wong .... stunt unit
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Tat-kwong Chan .... stunts (uncredited)
Ben Lam .... stunts (uncredited)
Kin-sang Lee .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Man-Chi Lee .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suet-Jan Tai .... costumer
 
Music Department
Terry Delsing .... music editor
 
Other crew
Jackie Chan .... fight choreographer
Willie Chan .... production coordinator
Kai-Ho Kam .... continuity
Mars .... action director
Edward Tang .... creative supervisor
Ming Yi .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ging chat goo si" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, brief sexual humor and drug content
Runtime:
101 min | Japan:106 min (extended print) | UK:99 min | USA:90 min | Spain:88 min (edited version)
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2.55 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (1995) | Finland:(Banned) (1987) | Germany:18 (original rating) (cut) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) | Hong Kong:IIA | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2004) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1988) | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
This film project came about as a result of Jackie Chan's frustration and dissatisfaction with the film The Protector (1985).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
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... nothing happened to them. They're all doing fine. But something could happen.
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FAQ

What are the differences between the Hong Kong Theatrical Cut and the special Japanese Laserdisc Version?
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding, 23 August 2001
Author: marquis de cinema from Boston, MA

Out of the 10 plus films Jackie Chan has directed this is his most personal. I can see why its a personal favorite of his because of the energy and sweat that was put into making the movie. The ingredients for success are here with the actor/director's trademark of slam bang action sequences with a touch of the absurd. Jackie Chan as director creates many show stopping moments for this well made feature.

The opening sequence begins with a nicely ser up action moment that pays off with a fantasitc car chase. My favorite opening scene in all of Jackie Chan's films because of its usage of excellent action imagery. Ging Chaat Goo Si/Police Story(1985) does lose some steam after the scene ends but only for a short while. This sequence represents some of the best work in Jackie Chan's output from the 1980s.

The car chase which concludes the opening scene of Police Story(1985) is the big moment of the sequence. Its a amazing moment especially when Kevin Chan drives his car down in and out some Shantytown buildings to catch some drug dealers. This aspect of the car chase makes it stand out from car chases in American films of that period. The originalty of the car chase in Police Story(1985) is what makes the moment fun to watch.

Ging Chaat Goo Si/Police Story(1985) is one of five Hong Kong action pictures that would influence numerous American action pics of the late 1980s-early 1990s. The one actor whose films have been influenced the most by Police Story is Sylvester Stallone. Especially true in films like Tango & Cash(1988), and Demolition Man(1993). Many American action pics have been influenced by this picture and some never reaches the excellence of its action sequences.

What makes Police Story work is the approach to make the character of Kevin Chan Ka Kui into an everyman figure who fights against opponents with strength and will power. Because of this approach the movie becomes much more entertaining. The everyman character that Jackie Chan plays is a part of what makes his films popular with audiences in manny parts of the world. He rarely plays a character who is super tough and is not an everyman.

The stunt work in the action scenes are amazing because of the danger element. Jackie Chan performs such dangerous stunts in Police Story(1985) that it's a testament to his strong conditioning and bravery. Because of his fearless attidude, Jackie Chan always recovers from injury to do more dangerous stunt work. Very few would do what Jackie does and this is what makes him beloved in the eyes of his fans.

Police Story(1985) finishes in style with the action sequence that tops the one at the beginning. The physical work done in this one scene is reward with top notch execution of the action. The closing sequence uses visual gags to strengthen its status as a classic sequence. Many have imitated this one scene but few never bother to make any imitated scene into a great scene.

Maggie Cheung plays a lousy role as the helpless girlfriend of Kevin Chan, May. One of her first major film roles before she became known as a serious dramatic actress. During this period in her career, Maggie Cheung never did any action moves or attempted to do so. This would change when Maggie Cheung took on the role of Thief Catcher in The Heroic Trio(1993).

Police Story(1985) and Police Story 3:Supercop(1992) are the best in the Polce Story series. Both contain strong female characters in the presence of Brigitte Lin and Michelle Yeoh. The two films have dazzling action scenes with creative thought put behind them. Police Story(1985) and Police Story 3(1992) have high octane finalles that never bore or disappoint.

Ging Chaat Goo Si/Police Story(1985) was Jackie Chan's response to the disappointing results of his second American film, The Protector(1985). Has many of the Chan highlights The Protector lacked. Jackie Chan as actor and director wanted to do things with Police Story(1985) he wasn't able to achieve in The Protector(1985). Police Story(1985) benefits from losing the Dirty Harry style of The Protector(1985).

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