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The Protector (1985)

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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:
Sandy Alexander ...
Gang Leader
Kim Bass ...
Stan Jones
Irene Britto ...
Masseuse #1
Jesse Alexander
Helicopter Pilot
Richard Clarke ...
Superintendant Whitehead
Patrick James Clarke ...
Michael Alexander
Ron Dandrea ...
Martin Shapiro
Valerie De Pena ...
Punk Woman
Saun Ellis ...
Laura Shapiro
Man in Bar


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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Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Protector  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$341,076, 25 August 1985, Limited Release

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(US version)| (Hong Kong version)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Golden Harvest hired director James Glickenhaus after his success with movies such as The Exterminator (1980), 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 »


In the boat chase scene, the camera helicopter's shadow is seen on the water. See more »


Billy Wong: [to Danny] Beware of Hong Kong mosquito with high heels.
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Night Wind
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Composed by James Wong
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20 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so good. People wrote that this movie sucks and stuff but they are dead wrong this movie has lots of action and some classic stunts from the master hismself Jackie Chan. This movie is also kind of a drama but mostly action and some comedy. Also has a great fight scene at he end.

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