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The Protector (1985)

 -  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

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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Man in Bar
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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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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The HK Version of the film, cuts much of the random nudity from the U.S Version of the imovie and tones down certain gore elements while adding more martial arts action including major re-shoots and re-edits of the final fight scene, plus a whole new subplot featuring Sally Yeh from 'The Killer', and an additional fight scene that has Bill Wallace fighting veteran Shaw Brother's villain Lee Hoi-shan on the Hong Kong waterfront. See more »

Goofs

As the bad guy drives away in the stolen boat near the beginning of the movie, the stunt driver is visible in the cabin below. See more »

Quotes

Billy Wong: [to his superior] He killed Michael, Captain!
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ONE UP FOR THE GOOD GUYS
Composed and Performed by Chip Taylor
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User Reviews

6 out of 10
7 August 2001 | by (town) – See all my reviews

I DIDNT HATE IT! which really surprised me, because everyone on IMDb said this movie totally sucked and I went in expecting the worst. Sure Jackie is miscast, but other than the addition of curse words, his character isnt any darker than in Crime Story or Police Story 2. The action is slow, but better than any of the American action junk I've ever seen. Plus, there is tons of full-frontal nudity! Bet you didnt expect that from a Jackie Chan movie, did ya? I can understand why JC was disappointed with it, because it is nowhere near as good as almost any of his other 80's-90's movies, but it aint all that bad. Go in thinking you will hate it, and you just might like it.


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