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Director:
Writers:
Jackie Chan
Jack Maeby (english adaptation)
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Release Date:
25 July 1987 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This A Is For Action!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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"You don't have to have athlete's foot to be an athlete." – Miss. Pak See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung

Maggie Cheung ... Yesan
Rosamund Kwan ... Miss Pak

Carina Lau ... 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
Ti-Ko Chen ... Python (as Chan Dick Hak)
Keung-Kuen Lai ... Pirate No 1
Rocky Lai ... Pirate No 2
Sing Kwong Lai ... Pirate No 5
Sun Wong ... Sgt. Ching (as Wong Sun)
Fat Wan ... Wan Sam Mun (as Wan Fat)
Billy Ching Sau Yat ... Yenkit (as Billy Ching)
Kwok Wai Lo ... Policeman (as Lo Kwok Wai)
Wen-wei Lin ... Sung (as Lam Man Wai)
Kenny Bee ... Cop
Tony Wong
Ricky Hui ... Homely Cop
Kwok-Leung Ngan
Clarence Yiu-leung Fok (as Clarence Fok)
Abdullah Chai
Isabella Wong ... Pearl (as Man-ying Wong)
Fung Woo (as Wu Fung)
Kwok Hung Lam (as Lam Kwok Hung)
Kwan-Min Cheng
Wellson Chin
Hoson Chan
Simon Lung
Yuen Ling Tao
Wai-Leung Bau
Lai Bik Kwong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Chan ... Cop (as Chan Friend)
Kwok Kuen Chan ... Big Whale (as Chan Kwok Kuen)
Sai-Tang Chan
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Tiger Au's man
Wai-Man Chan ... Tiger Au (as Hui-Min Chen)
Wah Cheung ... Pirate No. 3
Tiet Wo Chu ... Bodyguard (as Chu Teet Wo)
Mei Sheng Fan ... Black Bear (as Fan Mui Sang)
K. Father ... Governor (as Father K)
Yi-Sheng Han ... Moutain Tiger (as Hon Yee Sang)
Hoi-San Kwan ... Chi (as Kwan Hoi Shan)
Siu-Tin Lai ... The Maestro (as Michael Lai)
Wai Lam ... Chun

Siu-Ming Lau ... The Prince (as Lau Siu Ming)
Hoi Sang Lee (as Lee Hoi Sang)
Fong Liu ... Man with Bread (as Lui Fong)
Ken Lo ... Brains (as Lo Wai Kwong)
Ray Lui
Frankie Poon ... Pirate (as Poon Bing Chun)
Bozidar Smiljanic ... The Governor
Po Tai ... Tai / Mr. B (as Tai Bo)
Lung Wei Wang ... Bravo Wong (as Wong Lung Wei)
Ping Wu ... Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung (voice)
Geoffrey Brown ... Musician at Meeting (uncredited)
Anthony Carpio ... Scaffold Worker (uncredited)

Adam Frank ... Musician at Meeting (uncredited)
Patrick Frzebar ... Person at Meeting (uncredited)
Chung Chi Li ... Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Pedro Massobrio ... Person at Meeting (uncredited)
Martin Pachy ... Musician at Meeting (uncredited)

Directed by
Jackie Chan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jackie Chan 
Jack Maeby  english adaptation
Edward Tang 
Yu Ting  dialogue

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... executive producer
Leonard Ho .... producer
David Lam .... producer
Edward Tang .... producer
Cho Yee Wong .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Siu-Tin Lai  (as Michael Lai)
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Tsou Cheung  (as Y.C. Cheung)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
 
Production Design by
Eddie Ma 
 
Art Direction by
Chin Yiu Hang 
Ray Lam 
Eddie Ma 
Lyon Tam 
 
Costume Design by
Mei-Ling Ng 
 
Makeup Department
Tse Chak Ming .... makeup artist
Tung Ho Wen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Willie Chan .... executive in charge of production
Lloyd Chao .... post-production supervisor (international version)
Lai-Yee Leung .... assistant production manager (as Pattie Leung)
Rita Wu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexander Chan .... second assistant director
Roberta Chow .... second assistant director
Chan Chi Hwa .... first assistant director
Fanny Leung .... second assistant director
Fat Wan .... second assistant director (as Wan Fat)
 
Art Department
Yiu-Kwong But .... construction coordinator
Mak Bo Kun .... property master
Siu-Yeung Lau .... construction coordinator
Siu-Yeung Lau .... set designer
Shing Chiu Law .... property master
Chi-wah Lee .... property master
 
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Michael J. Fox .... supervising sound editor (english version)
Geordy Sincavage .... sound editor (english version)
Kuo-Hua Wu .... sound effects editor
 
Stunts
Anthony Carpio .... stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Tat-Kwong Chan .... stunts
John Cheung .... stunts (as Johnny Cheung)
Wah Cheung .... stunts
Lee Chun Chi .... stunts
Yun-Kin Chow .... stunts
Poon Ping Chun .... stunts
Chun Han .... stunts
Keung-Kuen Lai .... stunts
Rocky Lai .... stunts
Sing Kwong Lai .... stunts
Ben Lam .... stunts
Chun Kit Lee .... stunts
Kin-sang Lee .... stunt actor
Mars .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan
Mars .... stunts
Pang Hill Sang .... stunts
Fat Wan .... stunts (as Wan Fat)
Chan Pui Yun .... stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Rocky Lai .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Ken Lo .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yuk Chan .... still photographer
Man-Chi Lee .... gaffer
Lee Sun .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Consuela Mehjia Bruton .... assistant costume designer
Sheng-Hsi Chu .... wardrobe supervisor
Tai Suet Chun .... wardrobe supervisor
Georgina D. Garcia .... assistant costume designer
Bik-Yan Kwok .... assistant costume designer
Fuk-Ying Shing .... wardrobe supervisor (as Shing Fook Ying)
 
Other crew
Chi-Keung Chan .... production advisor
Leung King Chi .... craft service
Raymond Chow .... presenter
Kim Kai Ho .... location manager
Keung-Kuen Lai .... location manager
Mars .... action director
Chan Chun Ming .... production assistant
Edward Tang .... planner
Connie Wong .... craft service
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"'A' gai wak 2" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Jackie Chan's Project A2" - USA (long title)
"Project A II" - Hong Kong (English title)
"Project A Part II" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence
Runtime:
USA:101 min | 106 min (original cut) | 106 min (original version)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2004) | South Korea:12 (1987) | UK:15 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
The peppers that Jackie Chan chews on and later rubs in the eyes of the attackers were real. The prop department were supposed to make up fake peppers, but weren't able to complete them in time for the shoot.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) (V)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"You don't have to have athlete's foot to be an athlete." – Miss. Pak, 25 February 2010
Author: Shawn McKenna (srmckenna@hotmail.com) from Modesto, California

Sequels are a capricious lot with most nowhere near the stature of the original. Sometimes you find a sequel that is considered better than the original, some critics (such as John Charles) have stated that Project A2 is better than the original, I disagree somewhat but this movie is still a worthwhile follow-up and fits well in the output of brilliant Hong Kong action cinema in the 1980s as well as Jackie's own oeuvre. I do wonder how with such an awesome release of great films that his later films were not as good. He only has directed two films in the 1990s and none past that, but he has had much clout in many of the films where he is not officially the director.

Earlier in 1987 Jackie had brain surgery following a disastrous fall in the filming of Armour of God. This encouraged him to work on his next film close to home. This did not encourage him to stop risking his life and his stunt team for our amusement. What resulted is a smash hit at home that eclipsed the original in box office tallies (31 million HK dollars compared to 19 million for the original).

Jackie Chan is once again police officer extraordinaire Dragon Ma and he is ordered to work with "Three Wan" Superintendent Chun (Lam Wai, Royal Warriors) who is the only Chinese police officer allowed to have a gun yet is thought to be staging arrests to make himself look better and ignoring the crimes of a triad lord named Tiger Au (Michael Chan Wai-Man, Dragon Lord). Apparently Chun has too much power to be taken down directly, but he is relieved of the Sai Wan district (now he is "Two Wan") which Dragon Ma takes over. This inefficient and corrupt office will soon get a makeover and there is a great scene where three officers, who do not know who they are dealing with, attempt to assault Ma to teach him a lesson about complaining about police officers. He soon has that district ship-shape and Tiger Au taken care of. The fight choreography and stunts with Tiger and his men are quite awesome. My favorite stunt was a beautifully brutal fall from the second floor into a large vase and that vase did not appear to be soft.

Meanwhile a couple of subplots are happening. There are pirates who have survived from the first film who are looking for revenge and food. Then there are revolutionaries including Maggie (Maggie Cheung, In The Mood For Love) and (Rosamund Kwan, Casino Raiders) who are trying to raise funds for Dr. Sun Yat-sen to overthrow the Qing Government as well as government operatives who are trying to find these rebels. Throw in a mixture of corrupt Hong Kong and British Cops as well as legitimate ones and you have a stew that is getting a bit too many ingredients, but yet still seems to coalesce. This works well when there is a Marx Brothers influenced scene (the Marx Brothers have done this type of scene a few times with The Cocoanuts (1929) being the first) at Maggie's place where everyone is looking for someone while hiding from someone else. Many weeks were spent on this scene alone and the effort certainly shows.

There are several faults with the film. There is a certain didactic nature that creeps in the film that seems a bit out-of-place – especially one small speech towards the end that Jackie gives when dealing with the Mainland revolutionaries and the extremely easy conversion of the pirates that survived from the first film. Female characters are once again underused and under-appreciated, especially Maggie Cheung. I was not as satisfied with the continuance of the plot as much as the first film either. The individual scenes dominate my feelings for the film instead of thinking of this movie as a cohesive whole. I do not fault the film for not being able to have Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao like the first though (I have heard the main reason behind this was that those two were filming Eastern Condors, but I do wonder if Jackie could have waited a small while to get them to perform in this – they would work together for the last time the following year in Dragons Forever), but they are missed.

I found this to be quite an enjoyable and well-made film and it is rightfully regarded as one of the better comedic action films of the 1980s. This film is also quite good in a few unexpected places. The art direction is superb (Eddie Ma Poon-chiu), the costumes are exquisite, the cinematography is good and the movie looks quite authentic. But the stunts, comedy and the action is what I remember this film for. There is a chase involving a handcuffed Dragon and Chun that is superb (part of the axe throwing scene would be used in Shanghai Noon). The last twenty minutes is full of awe-inspiring hits, falls, chili-peppers as a mouth-mace (Jackie writes in his autobiography about how he used real peppers in this scene; you can see him in a lot of mouth pain during the outtakes at the end) and is a worthy conclusion to this movie. The most famous stunt from this sequence is his homage to Buster Keaton from Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) with the exception that there is no hole and only a weak section where his head pops through.

Fans of Jackie and/or Hong Kong action cinema should consider this a must own and watch. I certainly do.

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