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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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16 January 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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City Hunter  »

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Trivia

During the "Hard & Soft" song and dance scene in the casino, amongst the crowd can be spotted Australian actor and stuntman Michael Miller, and a long haired Mike Leeder, editor of Impact magazine. See more »

Goofs

During the battle between Colonel McDonald and Saeba, the poles used for fighting bend with each blow as though they are made out of rubber. See more »

Quotes

Ryô Saeba: How do I get to the casino from here?
Hideyuki Makimura: Take the elevator.
Ryô Saeba: No, I mean by stealth.
Hideyuki Makimura: Take the elevator and don't tell anyone.
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Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits. See more »

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References Game of Death (1978) See more »

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Manga in motion
22 June 2002 | by (Gloucestershire UK) – See all my reviews

I bought the HKL dvd of this movie without really knowing much about it, being a big fan of Jackies action movies , I have to say that on the first viewing I was dissappointed!. However I have rewatched it and listened to the great commentary from Bey Logan and now I realise exactly what Jackie was trying to do with this one. It really is aimed directly at the Japanese market..apparently Jackie took a pole of his Japanese Fans and they voted for Ryu Saeba as the character that they most wanted to see Jackie Play!. That said the actual film is not great, yes the fight scenes and stunts as always are breathtaking but the actual film is more for the kids.

The use of a limited primary colour pallet is very 'art house' with all the characters in vivid red, black, white (thats Jackie of coarse!) and blue, adding to the comic book feel of the story. If you are going to get this movie I suggest you look out for the Hong Kong Legends DVD version as it has all the extras and explains so much...frankly Im not supprised that Jackie decided against making a City Hunter 2... 4/10


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