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Huo shao dao
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Island of Fire (1990) More at IMDbPro »Huo shao dao (original title)

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Island of Fire -- Three inmates unveil a world of high-class criminals & corrupt prison officials. In a battle for their lives, they must use their martial arts skills to bring the corruptors to justice.
Island of Fire -- A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled.
Island of Fire -- It’s an all out battle of the Martial Arts Masters when Jackie Chan finds himself locked up in the most dangerous high security prison in Hong Kong.

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Director:
Writers:
Li Fu
Domonic Muir (dubbed version)
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Release Date:
1990 (Taiwan) See more »
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When you're looking for the living dead you start your search in hell!
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A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One Of The Most Underrated Jackie Chan Films Ever!(not really a Chan film though) See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Yen-Ping Chu  (as Lawrence Full)
 
Writing credits
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Li Fu  (as Lee Fu)
Domonic Muir  dubbed version
Yun Chiao Yeh 

Produced by
Wen Ho Chen .... producer
Chun Hsiung Ko .... producer
Chun Hsiung Ko .... supervising producer
Jen Shu Lee .... producer
Yu Wang .... producer
Yu Wang .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Li Fu 
Eckart Seeber 
 
Cinematography by
Yung Shu Chen 
 
Film Editing by
Te-Yang Chou 
 
Art Direction by
Hsiu Ping Chang 
 
Set Decoration by
Chun Lu 
 
Costume Design by
Tso-hsin Chang 
 
Makeup Department
Na Lai .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chi-Chia Fung .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fu-kuang Chen .... assistant director
Yung-shen Chen .... assistant director
Fu-Ping Tu .... deputy director
 
Art Department
Kuo-hua Sun .... props
 
Sound Department
Shao-lung Hsi .... sound effects editor
Ching-ping Wang .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Rocky Lai .... stunts
Wan-Chang Lin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pei-wei Chen .... set lighting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wei-min Hung .... costume assistant
Ching-hua Tsai .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Hsien-fang Chang .... subtitler
Ling-yue Chang .... script supervisor
Wen Ho Chen .... planner
Dan Hennah .... production assistant
Chun Hsiung Ko .... presenter
Jen-cheng Lai .... production assistant
Ching-hsuan Li .... planner
Cheng Liang .... planner
Paul Tang .... planner
 

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Also Known As:
"Huo shao dao" - Taiwan (original title)
"Jackie Chan Is the Prisoner" - USA (video title)
"The Prisoner" - Europe (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
Hong Kong:93 min | USA:96 min | Taiwan:125 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Most Underrated Jackie Chan Films Ever!(not really a Chan film though), 24 August 2006
Author: gangstahippie from Canada(Montreal, Quebec)

Rated R for Violence and Language. Quebec Rating:13+ Canadian Home Video Rating:18A

I saw The Prisoner yesterday night on Showcase Action.I'm surprised at the low rating.It should be in the 6's or 7's.Now I am going to say this now.This is not a Jackie Chan film or a Martial Arts film.The VHS's and DVD's have Jackie Chan's face on the cover and the film is called Jackie Chan's The Prisoner.But Jackie Chan is definitely not the main star of the film.He is a supporting actor who does have some fairly memorable scenes.This was the third film Jackie Chan had to do for actor Jimmy Wang Yu.The first was The Killer Meteors in 1976,then Fantasy Mission Force in 1982 and this film.Out of those three Jackie Chan films I must say that this was the best.Also the film is not a martial arts film.It is a gritty and violent prison film with profanity and violence but it does have some small traces of humor in it.The US release has some obvious scenes cut out.The film has a fairly good storyline.The film is about a man who'se girlfriends father got killed by some thugs.To find out who he must go to prison and explore the prison underworld.He does so by beating up a pimp.While he is there he meets and makes friends and enemies with the prisoners.That is one of the stories of the film.There are three stories related to the film.The second story is about another prisoner(Sammo Hung) who tries to escape from prison to see his son at boarding school.The third story is about a pool hustler(Jackie Chan) who gets into a fight with some triads for not losing.His girlfriend then gets stabbed by one of them.She needs a liver-transplant in 24hrs.So Jackie Chan tries gambling but after th others want to win back their money he gets into a fight with them and he himself ends up in prison.The Prisoner is a very underrated and good prison film with a fairly good storyline.The ending sort of came out of nowhere but whatever.The prisoner is a very good gritty and violent prison film which Jackie Chan is not the star of and I recommend it!

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