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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 »
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User Reviews:
Arguably Chan's Best Movie By Far See more (76 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:
The mall pole slide also nearly paralyzed Jackie Chan after nearly breaking the seventh and eighth vertebrate in his spine. He also dislocated his pelvis doing it (something hadn't previously known was possible).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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Movie Connections:
Featured in "Svengoolie: Police Story" (2003)See more »
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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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Arguably Chan's Best Movie By Far, 19 January 2008
Author: waiching liu from London, England, UK

Jackie Chan is considered by many film and martial arts movie fans as one of the greatest action stars ever to grace the silver screen and Police Story cemented his reputation as the likely successor to the late, great Bruce Lee. If Enter The Dragon bared the so-called bench mark of Lee's greatness in the 70s, then the same can be said about Police Story and Jackie Chan in the 80s.

Forget about the Rush Hour trilogy, or any of his US efforts- the one film that really typifies Chan's excellence, not to mention kick starting his status as a high kicking, bone-crushing kung- fu talisman, as well as his movie career was this, Police Story- the first in a series of successful cop films, set in mainland, present day Hong Kong.

I've seen many of his efforts- likewise the US-based Rush Hour, Rumble in the Bronx, The Medalian and The Tuxedo to name- and frankly many of them pale into insignificance compared to Police Story. In those movies, we saw a less 'dumbed down' version of Jackie, of whom didn't get the opportunity to utilise his fighting abilities to the maximum, not to mention the fight sequences were no where as good as those in such efforts as Drunken Master, Police Story to name.

The stunts in this movie are extraordinary and are the best featured in any action movie. The shopping mall scene is literally one of a kind and has to be seen to be believed: the flying shards of glass, Chan who is left dangling outside the bus only by his walking stick as a madman frantically drives through the streets of the town, and Chan successfully making usage of all sorts of inanimate objects and prop devices as weapons to fight the bad guys with.

Considering he is known for injuring and breaking every bone in his body and putting himself in harm's way, Jackie's persistence in showing his versatility as a stuntman himself by not relying on one, is somewhat of a testament to his reputation as a kung fu expert. Especially as he has the bruises to show for it. Thus, he has proved that he is no one-trick pony when it comes down to devising and coming up with various and clever looking moves.

Story-wise, there is not much to discuss but what it lacks in narrative, it makes up with its end-to end action and fight sequences. As for the dialogue, well it's not a really huge aspect of the film- which is why most fans of Jackie's and martial arts films are more interested in action, as opposed to the story.

Unlike say The Matrix, there are no wires or CGI, or any form of computer trickery involved. What you see is what you get- and what you get with Police Story is a great Jackie Chan epic, full of action and pulsating stunts.It is miles better than Rumble In The Bronx, Rush Hour and all his other American efforts.

Police Story is an excellent film and one I'd definitely recommend to anyone who is a novice Jackie Chan fan, but of whom are unsure which one they should watch first.

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