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Police Story (1985) Poster

(1985)

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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.
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).
The producers used stunt "sugar glass" twice as thick as ordinary stunt glass for greater realism. Unfortunately this also led to a higher injury rate among stuntpeople.
Jackie Chan sustained burns on his hands during the pole slide scene in the mall. The Christmas tree lights were plugged into the wall instead of a low-voltage car battery.
The scene where the villains crash through the bus window and fall onto the ground, was an accident. They were really supposed to fall onto the car but due to the air brakes of the bus, there was a pump back, creating space between the bus and the car.
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.
This is Jackie Chan's first and only Hong Kong academy "best picture" award film.
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So much glass was used that the crew began calling the movie "Glass Story".
This film project came about as a result of Jackie Chan's frustration and dissatisfaction with the film The Protector (1985).
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In 1990, Miramax had offered Chan to do a another attempt of the American film market introducing, by introducing which meant acquiring the rights to Police Story 1&2, splice the 2 films into one movie, and proposing to Chan which resulted him to scrapped it.
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Jackie Chan's favorite Police Story movie and favorite movie of his own.
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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.
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Jackie Chan sings the theme song 'Hero Story' in the outtakes.
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No. 60 in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures (2005).
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Brigitte Lin did many of her stunts herself.
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Stuntman Blackie Shou Liang Ko doubled for Chan during a motorcycle stunt in which his character drives through glass towards a hitman.
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The Climactic mall poll slide sequence was filmed in one take without rehearsal or wire.
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Between 1994 and 2004, the Hong Kong TV series Police Report adopted the Police Story theme song sung by Jackie Chan, as its own theme. Since 2009, the same song is re-adopted as the theme song of Police Report, but sung by Hacken Lee. Televised job advertisements for the Hong Kong Police also adopted segments of the song.
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The first and only Police Story film that featured shootouts/gunfights in opening.
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The First movie produced in Jackie Chan's production company golden way films.
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According to the subtitled trailer, the lyrics for the closing credit song are as follows: "None but my own steely self / and total dedication / I sweat, I bleed / in search of the Great Way. / Lives, put down as wagers, may spin a few sagas / Defying against distresses, so brave / walking around in arrogance, like the lion. / It's onward and march, with consequences known to one's self / Climb and climb, I'll put my name on the clouds. / With pride, I write down the poem of my life / Passion and love, tears and follies - honesty: an end in itself / Life: something to gamble with, when epic stories are retold / Hail the hero with the will of steel who watches the world like a lion / Forward we go / As consequences are known to one's own self / On the double, I must soar over the clouds / Forward I must go... Man must stand sky high."
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This is the several Jackie Chan movie and first Police Story movie that Jackie Chan exposed his physical body in movie. it was featured in shower scene.
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This is second collaboration between Jackie Chan and Brigitte Lin.
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This is the first of many collaboration of Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung, unless you count Center Stage (1991), which Chan executive produce.
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