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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:
Billy Wong
Danny Garoni
Sandy Alexander ...
Gang Leader
Victor Arnold ...
Police Captain
Kim Bass ...
Stan Jones
Irene Britto ...
Masseuse #1
Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus ...
Jesse Alexander
Helicopter Pilot
Mr. Ko
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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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According to his book I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action, Jackie Chan broke his hand while filming a stunt scene. See more »


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


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Night Wind
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Chan is completely miscast here

This movie is not Jackie's style at all.He is born to play cartoonish,witty characters in far fetched situations like in "Winners and Sinners",but this is just a cold,heartless,clich'ed,dull and boring American action movie.I once read the opening sequence hailed as being"a rival for James Bond films for elaborate thrills".The scene,which is a speed boat chase,is one of the most boring and dragged out action scenes I have ever seen,and the outcome(Jackie beind lifted from a helicopter out of the boat and it crashing into the other boat and exploading)can be seen coming a mile away.I also once read that Chan considered this one of his worst movies.I agree with him wholeheartdly.The ending title song(called the protector)is the worst title song I have ever heard.(those that have seen it will know,as long as they didn't switch off by then).And by the way,who exactly is he protecting?

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