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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:
Possibly the most essential Jackie Chan movie 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 ... Koo's man
Ming-Wai Chan ... Cop
Paul Chang ... Judge
Chi-Hwa Chen ... Man with bird cage
Chuan Chen ... Drug Dealer's man
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 ... Extra
Chic Lau ... PR Madam
Dan Lau ... Drug Dealer
Shung Fung Lau ... Koo's man
Kin-sang Lee ... Koo's man
King Chu Lee ... Koo's man on bus
Fa Yuan Li ... Koo's man
Ying Hong Luk ... Policeman at Station
Leung Siu ... Prosecutor
Choh Lam Tsang ... Junkie
Tin Hung Yee ... Koo's man in mall
Leng-Kuang Yin ... Sha Tau Kok Station Officer
Bridget Hoffman ... Selina Fong (voice) (uncredited)

Tom Lent ... (voice) (uncredited)
Ping Wu ... Chan Ka Kui (voice) (uncredited)

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 New Line Cinema 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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Aspect Ratio:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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:
Referenced in Bad Boys II (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hero StorySee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Hong Kong Theatrical Cut and the special Japanese Laserdisc Version?
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the most essential Jackie Chan movie, 6 October 2003
Author: DrLenera

It is a great shame that Jackie Chan's eventual emergence as a fully -fledged Hollywood star did not happen much earlier when he was at his physical peak. Of course even now he is pretty amazing,but he IS around 50 now. The Jackie Chan of Police Story would have REALLY amazed the world.

Police Story may not be his best movie but it is possibly the one to watch to get an overview of his abilities and film-making style {one must not forget he directed many of his Hong Kong films}.It is a somewhat uneven but often exhilarating film which mixes cop drama,slapstick comedy and amazing action. The film features opening and ending action sequences which are amongst the best done EVER. The opening has a shoot-out in a shanty town,virtual destruction of the town by cars and Jackie hanging on to a bus with a walking stick. The climax features an incredible fight scene in a shopping mall which is a fantastic combination of martial arts,brawling and sheer destruction,and the final stunt-WOW!

In between the film concentrates more on comedy,some of which slows the pace a little but is simply delightful to watch,such as a scene where Jackie has to answer lots of telephones at the same time {cut from the slightly poor dubbed version which also has a far inferior score},a very funny courtroom scene and even the old pie-in-the-face routine! Some of the humour may annoy those wanting more action but it is as essential to an understanding of Jackie's art as his martial arts and stunts,and here he perhaps perfects his favoured 'everyman' hero,a normal guy who may have amazing martial arts skill but still has relationship problems and is as likely to lose a fight as to win it. Sadly female stars Maggie Chung and Brigite Lin simply exist to be knocked about!

By no means a perfect film,and possibly Project A,Drunken Master 2 or Dragon's Forever might be better films but if you want a sampling of Jackie doing everything he does best,than this is the film to see .It spawned 3 sequels,all of which add to and build on the first one.

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