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The Protector (1985)

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
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Police Captain
Kim Bass ...
Stan Jones
Irene Britto ...
Masseuse #1
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Jesse Alexander
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Helicopter Pilot
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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

Danny Garoni: [seeing the sniper and asking for the portable cannon] Give me that fucking thing! Give it to me, come on!
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Soundtracks

Night Wind
Courtesy of WEA Records
Composed by James Wong
Performed by Sally Yeh
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misuse of Jackie Chan
8 July 2001 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan's strength is in my opinion his talent in performing action comedy and fighting in creative settings. This movie puts Jackie Chan in an average cop-action movie that hardly takes advantage of Jackie Chan's strength. If someone else has played the role that Jackie Chan played in this movie, the movie could be a decent one. But Jackie Chan's presence in the movie gives expectation of something else than what this movie is. This is the problem of this movie: using Jackie Chan in an unsuitable role; or on the flip side, giving the role to someone unsuitable for this movie, Jackie Chan.


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