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The Protector (1985)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  23 August 1985 (USA)
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Two New York cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Billy Wong
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Danny Garoni
Sandy Alexander ...
Gang Leader
Victor Arnold ...
Police Captain
Kim Bass ...
Stan Jones
Irene Britto ...
Masseuse #1
Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus ...
Jesse Alexander
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Helicopter Pilot
Roy Chiao ...
Mr. Ko
Richard Clarke ...
Superintendant Whitehead
Patrick James Clarke ...
Michael Alexander
Ron Dandrea ...
Martin Shapiro
Valerie De Pena ...
Punk Woman
Saun Ellis ...
Laura Shapiro
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Storyline

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate. Once in Hong Kong, the pair causes no end of trouble for both Mr. Ko and the local authorities. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Now, New York has a new weapon - A cop with his own way of fighting crime


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Trivia

Golden Harvest hired director James Glickenhaus after his success with movies such as "The Exterminator', but rifts began to surface between Glickenhaus and Jackie Chan and his team during shooting. This would lead to Chan re shooting sections of the film for an alternate Asian release version of the film. See more »

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not as good as The Big Brawl AKA Battle Creek Brawl
2 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i didn't mind this movie pairing Jackie Chan and Danny Aiello.it's not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination,but it kills some time.i've always liked Danny Aiello,so he elevates the movie a notch for me.the movie itself is a pretty generic crime drama.it's much darker in tone than The Big Brawl,Chan's first American movie,which had some humour in it.this one really doesn't.i didn't think the dialogue was all that great in this movie either.some of the lines were unnecessary or just plain silly.still,the movie was entertaining enough.this is Chan's second American movie(Cannonball Run II was just a small role,so it doesn't count)for me,The Protector is a 5/10


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