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City Hunter (1993)
"Sing si lip yan" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  16 January 1993 (Hong Kong)
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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:
Joey Wang ...
Kaori Makimura / Carrie
Kumiko Goto ...
Shizuko Imamura / Kyoko
Chingmy Yau ...
Saeko Nogami / Anna
MacDonald's Main Henchman
Carol Wan ...
Saeko's Friend
Kôtetsu / Gundam
Lap-Man Tan ...
Ken Lo ...
Chen Ta-Wen (as Wai-kwong Lo)
Eric Kot ...
DJ Soft
Jan Lamb ...
DJ Hard (as Jan Lam)
Col. MacDonald
San Yip
Ki Yan Lam
Donna Chu


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 <>

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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The Street Fighter sequence was recorded in real time, with wirework and special effects enhancing the action, to match it with the arcade fighting game, as can be seen in the special features of some DVD releases of the film. They also used the SNES Music instead of the CPS-1 Music. See more »


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits. See more »


Followed by Meng Bo (1996) See more »

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Chan the Man
18 January 1999 | by (Lexington, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

This movie is, so far, not available in the U.S., except on imported laserdisc (which isn't subtitled, unfortunately). A few years ago I had the great pleasure to see, as part of a week-long run of Jackie's films at a local revival house, a subtitled print.

Some movies feel like they're funneled straight into your bloodstream, and this was one of them- everything about it was/is electric. Not your typical Jackie; there are some great stunts and, of course, some terrific fighting, but the movie is distinguished by a formidable cast and outrageous gimmickry.

(A year later I rented the laserdisc, watched it sans dialogue- still quite enjoyable.)

Of note: a fight on the cruise-ship theatre, one which mimics the Lee/Kareem scene in "Game of Death" that's playing on the theatre's screen... Jackie becoming the 'Street Fighter' characters in rapid succession (don't ask, it must be seen to be believed)... the Gambit-like card dealer... a couple of twins who could best be described as the Asian answer to Kid N'Play.

Refreshing also are the villains, stereotypically white one-and- all. Nice change of pace after so many movies with Asian baddies.

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