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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 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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Trivia

There were time constraints on the preparation of the film to release it on time for its release on the Chinese New Year. Near the end of filming, shots of Chan's final fight scene with Richard Norton, had him doubled by stunt performer Mars to save time on reshoots. See more »

Goofs

Wires holding the characters in the air are visible in the 2-D fighting scene. 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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Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits. See more »

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Featured in Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) See more »

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Not Jackie's best but his most sheerly FUN movie!
29 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Loosely based on a Manga,City Hunter is by no means Jackie's best on an artistic level. However,it might very well be his most sheerly entertaining.

Although the plot is similar to Under Siege,the similarities end there. City Hunter is played almost entirely for laughs and manages to be consistently funny throughout while having more inventive ideas in 20 minutes than all three Austin Powers movies put together. Director Wong Jing {the same Wong Jing who made Naked Killer and God Of Gamblers!}absolutely crams the film with sight gags and slapstick,all filmed in a bright cartoon-like manner. One sequence involving Jackie being chased around a ship while hunting for food is an absolute masterpiece of silent-movie style comedy. Many of the best gags are very quick,such as Jackie crawling out of a bag hardly bigger than his head. Some are extremely sexist though,such as the woman holding a gun and falling forward because of the combined weight of the gun and her large breasts {this happens more than once}.

Despite all this City Hunter still manages to be crammed with action scenes,except of course in this film rather than simply staging a fight in a cinema we have Jackie taking guidance from an on-screen Bruce Lee! A Streetfighter sequence where the characters morph in to various game combatants has to be seen to be believed and the end showdown between Jackie and Richard Norton,although not one of his best in terms of martial arts technique,is easily his funniest.

Add some great characters,a terrific score,and for the male viewers,some gorgeous Hong Kong 'babes',and you have 90 minutes of sheer,non-stop FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!


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