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Armour of God (1986)

Lung hing foo dai (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, whose ex-girlfriend is kidnapped by an evil cult. Her fiance, 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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Jackie Chan in his greatest adventure ever!


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21 January 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Armor of God  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The car driven by 'Jackie Chan (I)' is a Mitsubishi Colt Targa Concept, which is a two-door, two-seater version of the Colt with its roof chopped off and shorter windshield and side windows. It is a special one-off model made by Mitsubishi for the film. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles, for the monks, and hilariously for the three women at the end, who are obviously men dressed in stockings and ill-fitting body suits, with tacky wigs. See more »

Quotes

High Priest: Who gave you the courage to be killed here?
Asian Hawk: I obey my god's every command. He looks after all my needs. I always say yes to him. Never no.
High Priest: Who is your god? What is your religion?
Asian Hawk: I believe in a powerful religion. The name of my god is... money.
High Priest: Prepare to be sacrified to your money god.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there is a showcase of outtakes from the film, including the famous stunt during which Jackie Chan nearly got killed. See more »

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Featured in Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011) See more »

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Midnight Rider
Music by Hiroaki Serizawa (as H. Serizawa)
Lyrics by Linda Hennrick
Arranged by I. Ootani
Sung by Alan Tam
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Stupid but enjoyable
28 January 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

…… Ahahahaha! Armour of God is one of the silliest movies I ever had to pleasure of watching. Where else will you see Chinese people in tight 70s suits with 80s hair and eyes wide open as if trying not to be Asian as well as machine gun wielding monks? Early in the movie there is a shootout scene and it is an absolutely amazing piece of work. A bunch of monks gun down a lot of people while a cheesy 80s pop song is being sang in the background and they do the killing in a choreographed manner, loosely to the beat of the song. Oh you have to see it, it is glorious. And all of that unnecessary effort is only to kidnap someone in order to make the main character do something for them that they do not want to pay for. That's the premise, people. And this goody light-headedness is how the whole story is treated.

Of course many people watch Jacky Chan for the acrobatics and yes, the fight choreography as well as various driving stunts are very good. The characters travel to a lot of different places and it is fun to travel with them. The visuals are memorable.

The things worth liking about this movie, besides the silly antics of Jacky Chan, are rather superficial and depend a lot on the viewer's taste. The main female lead, played by Lora Forner, is very pretty, possibly the prettiest actress I have seen on film except for Zeta-Jones. The car Jacky Chan drives looks cool and has gadgets. Finally, the song when the credits start rolling is pretty good, in a typical cheesy 80s kind of way (you have to get the right version of the film as there are several versions of the credits song).

All of the above things combined with the silly overacting and violence makes this a movie for kids, which is why it has taken a special place in many young men's hearts, at least in the East (Russia specifically). Think about it, the makers are almost going down a checklist: hot chick, fast car, violence, adventure, jumping around and silly acting with slapstick – all the things boys are into.

The dialogue can be really poor. Of course, there is always a possibility that it the subtitles are just bad and it works better in Cantonese, which is the language the movie is in, but I doubt it because the writing is just too shallow and the acting that accompanies it is just too silly and physical.

The acting…gosh. Jacky Chan tries, but sometimes he fails. Alan Tam, who plays a singer, and is a singer in real life, is a much better actor in this. He overacts, but it works, and it is to him that we owe the catchy though cheesy tunes in this movie.

I feel like I like this movie for all the wrong reasons, but I still like it.


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