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City Hunter (1993)

Sing si lip yan (original title)
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Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

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Joey Wang ...
Kaori Makimura / Carrie
Kumiko Goto ...
Shizuko Imamura / Kyoko
Chingmy Yau ...
Saeko Nogami / Anna
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MacDonald's Main Henchman
Carol Wan ...
Saeko's Friend
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Kôtetsu / Gundam
Lap-Man Tan ...
Rocky
Ken Lo ...
Chen Ta-Wen (as Wai-kwong Lo)
Eric Kot ...
DJ Soft
Jan Lamb ...
DJ Hard (as Jan Lam)
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Col. MacDonald
San Yip
Ki Yan Lam
Donna Chu
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While searching for the daughter of a Japanese publishing magnate, private investigator Ryu Saeba and his assistant Kaori are caught up in the middle of a cruise liner highjacking. It's up to Ryu to save the day...but can he do it on an empty stomach? Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

During the fight in the cinema, extracts from Bruce Lee's "Game of Death" can be seen on the screen. See more »

Goofs

After Ryu flips down from a level up, the ground moves; suggesting there's a form of padding. See more »

Quotes

Shizuko Imamura: I'll do anything you say.
Ryô Saeba: [exhausted] Really?
Shizuko Imamura: [nods her head] Yes.
Ryô Saeba: GET ME A BOWL OF NOODLES!
[faints]
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Features Game of Death (1978) See more »

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Waste of time and money! 1/10
25 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review: What an awful movie. Right from the beginning, I didn't have a clue about what was going on and the so-called comedy element, was EXTREMELY bad. I can't believe that somebody actually sat down and wrote this crap! There's no real action throughout the whole movie and I must admit, I didn't pay any attention after a while so I don't really know what the film was truly about. The little bit that I understood was that Jackie Chan was playing Ryu Saeba, who is hired by a publishing tycoon, to find his daughter. He sights her on a skateboarding ground but she escapes from him and Ryu finally catches up with her on a cruise ship, which just happens to be hijacked by thugs who are holding the rich passengers hostage. After some silly action scenes, including a Streetfighter sketch which was completely ridiculous, Ryu manages to take down the thugs with the help of his jealous side kick. All the way through the movie, Ryu is really hungry and surrounded by women who find him attractive. His jealous sidekick tries to fight of the women because she has the hots for Ryu but he made a promise to her father, who was his brutally murdered partner, never to have a relationship with her. Sounds interesting but it really wasn't! Chan completely made a fool of himself throughout the movie and I can't believe that they watched this rubbish before they released it. If I could give a movie a minus score, I would because this has to be the worst movie that I have seen from Chan. Awful!

Round-Up: This rubbish was directed by Jing Wong who has brought you over 100 movies across the pond but I haven't heard of any of them. The only movies that I have seen from this director are the Evil Cult, Last Hero In China, the New Legend of Shaolin and Meltdown, which all starred Jet Li but his other movies are, somewhat, unheard of. This movie is based on the comic book, City Hunter, which I know nothing about so I can't make an comparison. As a movie, it's a complete waste of time and money and I won't be watching it again anytime soon.

I don't recommend this movie to people who are into their action/martial arts/romance/comedies starring Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Gary Daniels, Joey Wang and Kumiko Goto. 1/10


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