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Dragons Forever (1988)
"Fei lung mang jeung" (original title)

TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  11 February 1988 (Hong Kong)
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Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear.

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Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at least until they discover the true purpose of the plant. Written by Anonymous

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On the Hong Kong Legends DVD release of Dragons Forever, Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan offers his opinion of why the film underperformed both in the domestic and Japanese markets. The primary reason cited is that the actors played roles against type. Jackie Chan plays a slick lawyer who chases women, in contrast to the happy-go-lucky everyman characters he usually plays. Similarly, Yuen Biao plays an eccentric and possibly mentally disturbed character, rather than the underdog character fans were used to. For Sammo Hung, rather than the timid character that's been described in earlier films, he instead plays like a rascal. Logan explains that in general, the cinema going public in Hong Kong are not as open to such departures of role as, perhaps, the public in the West would be. See more »

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29 February 2004 | by (Mauritius) – See all my reviews

Boasting one of the most impressive casts ever with the 3 brothers Jackie Chan, Yuen Baio and Sammo Hung, Dragons Forever has been heralded by many as Chan's best movie and one of the top 10 martial arts movies ever created. Slap in legendary fighter Benny "The Jet" Urquidez (more than 200 hundred professional wins and not even one loss), and you've got yourself the most vicious fights ever seen on-screen. Jackie, Yuen, and Sammo even fight each other throughout the movie, and the finale, which contains a lot of improvisation, perfectly showcases each fighter's skills and, more particularly, Yuen's amazing acrobatic stunts.

Humor is preponderant in this movie, with scenes such as Jackie's and Yuen's first encounter, Yuen's "I've seen it in movies" attitude, and the druggie's esoteric, yet hilarious fighting attitude (a must see!). The plot is so-so, but manages to remain coherent without ever becoming a garbled mess, as is unfortunately the case so often. But who cares? This movie is an ode to martial arts and humor, not story.

Dragons Forever is indeed a movie of impervious precision that should be watched by all those who keep insisting that Chan's Hollywood flicks are better than his older Asian counterparts.

Score: 10/10


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