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The Protector (1985) Poster

(1985)

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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.
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Apart from the New York Exterior shots, and selected interiors. The majority of the movie was shot in Hong Kong, even the bar interior for the opening gunfight was shot in Hong Kong.
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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.
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The Japanese release of the movie also features Chan's trademark out-takes during the end credit, but does still feature the Country & Western end song.
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Chan's displeasure with the way this production went, would lead to him shooting his own Police movie Police Story (1985) later the same year to much success.
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