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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:
Great stunts, some laughs and a reasonably good story start a solid series for Chan 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 »
Sound Mix:
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 reason that "Police Story" (the literal translation) had such a plain name was because every time Jackie Chan started a new project in Hong Kong, everyone else followed. For example, when The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) was announced, every filmmaker started making drunken boxing movies. With "Police Story", no one knew what to expect, except a police film, and at that time in Hong Kong cinema, no one had ever made a kung fu police film before.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 »
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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great stunts, some laughs and a reasonably good story start a solid series for Chan, 13 April 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Jackie is one of the key police officers in a bust that captures big time criminal Koo. As a `reward' he is told to guard Koo's secretary, who has turned states evidence. However Koo's men try to get to them before the trial - the least of Jackie's problems as his girlfriend May storms out when she sees him with Selina. When Koo is acquitted, he frames Jackie for the murder of a cop, forcing Jackie on the run to clear his name and get Koo.

The first film in the successful Police Story series is a fair example of a Jackie Chan film for those who have never seen one - reasonable plot, great action, average acting (potentially bad dubbing) and the comic scenes. However it is not as good as some of the sequels and, just generally, some of Chan's other films. Police Story opens with a great shoot out that culminates in a car chase through a shanty town and a fantastic series of stunts on a bus. From this point on it then focuses on the plot and quiet a few moments of comedy. This works reasonable well but it feels like the comedy and action have been divided up into separate sections. This takes away from the film a little bit.

The plot is pretty solid for a Jackie Chan film (by recent standards this is a masterpiece of writing!) although some of the dialogue doesn't quite fit. The moment where Jackie is forced on the run by the police is a bit hammy and the `you don't see us as people' rant just doesn't seem like Jackie. Of course part of the problem with this is the dubbing in the version I watched - I just don't understand viewers who would sooner see a really bad dubbing job than watch a subtitled version! The cheesy American voices here do detract from the performances and I found it difficult to judge some of Chan's comedy lines when they were being delivered by another person in a very flat way. However he still has presence and his physical work is great. Special mention to the stunt men here also, there are a lot of great falls (including a dive from a bus top) that must have hurt - I don't care who you are! Tung's Uncle Bill has fewer funny lines than I'm used to but he is still funny. The female cast are pretty wasted with both Lin and Cheung on screaming duty for the majority of the film (and most grating it is too!).

The film ends on a rather strange shot but set up an angry cop that Chan never really convinced me as - a personae that just seemed to be dropped in the later films in the series, but the overall film is still very enjoyable. The plot is good even if the acting isn't and the action involves plenty of amazing routines and stunts - it's just a shame that the action and comedy were very fragmented, it disjointed the film.

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