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Sing si lip yan (1993)

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

The gambling area filled with televisions and a dancefloor was shot in the Shaw Brothers Studio. See more »

Goofs

When the person with the cards is standing in a corridor at one point in the movie, his sleeve is torn and bloody for one shot. But then, for one shot, his sleeve is not torn, and there is no blood. A few seconds later, it is torn and bloody again. 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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Featured in Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) See more »

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'City Hunter! Saeba Ryo comes to life!'
7 June 2003 | by (Chester, England) – See all my reviews

Now, I've read a lot of reviews on 'City Hunter' here, and I seem to see that a lot of people have started claiming how terrible, and stupid the whole movie is.

Please, grow up would you?

'City Hunter' was originally a Japanese manga, or comic book.. so wake up, and smell the coffee. This is not a conventional martial arts movie!

This movie, to a fan of the manga.. which I am.. is absolutely perfectly done. It really is like watching a live manga book, or an anime, Jackie brings the sexist, dumb, yet cool and laid back character of Saeba Ryo to life! Also the actress who plays Kaori is excellent, she brings the whole crazy, childish, yet underlining love interest for Saeba Ryo to the plot. The huge mallet she strikes Jackie with during one sequence is actually something that has appeared in the comic book, what can I say, the Japanese have a wild sense of humour!

Richard Norton is a brilliant villain figure, and his right hand man ( So to speak. ) played by Gary Daniels is threatening, powerful.. but downright hilarious, sometimes.

Weird, yet funny elements include the Bruce Lee homage in the movie theatre, the sequence involving Jackie and the estranged wives of people he has put behind bars, and DJ Soft and Hard's bizarre J-Pop style musical number. It is so downright bizarre and disturbing, it is actually hilarious! I wish that they had subtitled the song!

I should also mention this movie has a rather catchy, cheesy theme tune, watch, or should I say listen out for that one!

Best scene of the movie has to be the 'Street-Fighter II' video-game homage, Gary Daniels firing Hadoken at will! And how many people can actually say that they have seen Jackie Chan dressed up like Chun-Li? "Yasai!"

Other honorable character mentions go to Kaori's Cousin ( The guy who seems to have very loose elastic in his pants. ) the 'slightly camp' guard on the cruise ship, and also, the cool, supporting good guys to Ryo Saeba.

This is truly, like watching a live version of the 'City Hunter' manga series, a fan of the series, or Jackie Chan in general will love it, however the more serious martial arts fans, I recommend you give this one a miss.

Truly, an enjoyable movie!


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