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Armour of God (1986)
"Long xiong hu di" (original title)

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Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alan Tam ...
Alan
Rosamund Kwan ...
Lorelei
Lola Forner ...
May
Bozidar Smiljanic ...
Ken Boyle ...
Grand Wizard
John Ladalski ...
Chief Lama
Robert O'Brien ...
Witch Doctor (as Robert O' Brien)
Boris Gregoric ...
Man at Auction
Marcia Chisholm ...
Fighter
Alicia Shonte ...
Fighter
Vivian Wickliffe ...
Fighter
Stephanie Evans ...
Fighter
William Williams ...
Fighter
Linda Denley ...
Fighter
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Storyline

Jackie Chan plays an ex-singer-turned-fortune-hunter, who's ex-girlfriend is kidnapped by an evil cult. Her finace, an old friend of Jackie's, turns to him for help - as the kidnappers intended... lots of cooool, Jackie style action and laughs. Written by Yaron <yaron@starlight.trendline.co.il>

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monk | europe | treasure | cult | foot pursuit | See more »

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Jackie Chan in his greatest adventure ever!


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 January 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Operation Condor 2: The Armour of the Gods  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is the only Jackie Chan-directed movie to be shot in 1.85 wide-screen. Known for normally filming in 2.35, the reason for the ratio change was due to the early sequences being shot in 1.85 by first director Eric Tsang. Rather than re-shooting the 1.85 scenes, or "super matting" them to 2.35, Chan decided to film the rest in 1.85. See more »

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sub-par Jackie Chan movie, and quite comparing it with Indiana Jones!
14 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the reviews here compare this movie with Indiana Jones. The movie has exactly one thing in common with Indiana Jones; it is about a treasure hunter. That's it. No exotic locations, no hunting hidden treasures, just the same job description.

In God of Armour, a group of maniacs decide to kidnap Jackie Chan's girlfriend because they think he can get some items they want and he still cares about her. (It turns out he really doesn't, and has to be talked into a rescue attempt.) She is kidnapped in an insanely murderous rampage, and one wonders immediately why, with that level of ruthlessness, gun power, and poor planning (why kill dozens of people to kidnap one woman? It's not like she's an inaccessible princess) did they not simply go after the items themselves? Chan is unnecessary.

So, the story is stupid, the characters are bland, the humor is forced, the direction is flat. But what about the fights? With Jackie Chan movies, it's always about the action.

The action didn't thrill me. What I want from Jackie Chan is Buster Keaton-influenced slapstick, and there's just a little of that here. There's more straight ahead martial arts. I just found the fight scenes uninspired.

It's watchable, but that's about it.


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