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Project A 2 (1987)

'A' gai wak 2 (original title)
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Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yesan
Rosamund Kwan ...
Miss Pak
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Beattie
David Lam ...
Superintendant Chun
Bill Tung ...
Police Commissioner
Sam Lui ...
Mr. Man
Regina Kent ...
Regina, Governor's Daughter
Yao Lin Chen ...
Awesome Wolf (as Charlie Chan)
Kenny Ho ...
Shi King
Mars ...
Jaws
Kin-sang Lee ...
Mao's Sidekick No 2 (as Chris Li)
Ben Lam ...
Brawns
John Cheung ...
Bodyguard No 1
Mickey ...
Cobra
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Dragon Ma is back, having rid the seas of the dreaded Pirate Lo. Back on land, he is assigned to the police force, where he is to clean up corruption and crime in a local suburb. Along the way, he is caught up in the fate of several Chinese patriots attempting to secure sympathy and support for their revolutionary cause. The Chinese Manchu government is after these revolutionaries, and anyone that stands in their way is in trouble, even if they are in the police force. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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This A Is For Action!

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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19 August 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

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Jackie Chan's Project A2  »

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Hong Kong's answer to Buster Keaton?
27 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many films claim to be like riding a roller coaster, but this more or less typical adventure from Asian sensation Jackie Chan is the genuine article: a fast, furious, and totally physical wide-screen action comedy. The convoluted screenplay, picking up right where Part I presumably ended, follows an incorruptible turn-of-the-century Hong Kong cop forced to contend with powerful mobsters, dangerous revolutionaries, crooked policemen, and a scruffy crew of pirates, separately and often all at once. But what passes for a plot is only an excuse for several hair-raising (and nicely choreographed) combat and chase scenes set (almost literally) at a breakneck pace, and performed without the benefit of doubles or trick photography. The writer/director/actor (and title song singer) single-handedly legitimizes the concept of mindless entertainment, at the risk of bruises and more than one broken bone, but never mind: the film is exhilarating, exhausting, and just plain fun.

(postscript: fifteen-plus years after seeing 'Project A II' I finally caught up to the first chapter, which is even more energetic than its sequel...)


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