One of the characters in the Street Fighter II game is named E. Honda. Since Jackie is a spokesman for Mitsubishi, they decided to change the characters name to E. Honde, just so the competitors name wasn't mentioned.
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.
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.
The skatepark at the beginning of the film was filmed in Hong Kong Park and Victoria Park, Hong Kong. During the skateboarding sequence in the downhill chase scene, Chan twisting his ankle as he jumped onto a skateboard. Following the injury, pro skateboarder Rick Ibaseta donned a Chan lookalike costume and performed the remainder of the scene. In other skateboard stunt scenes, Miguel Rosales, Hudson Chang & Rocky Ng were the stunt doubles for Jackie Chan.
After the initial shooting of the sequence by the ship's swimming pool, people working on it felt that the women in the background of the scene were not pretty enough. Film director Jing Wong agreed and moved filming of the sequence to Ya Ma Tai Sports Recreation Centre.
The film was released in 2005 on DVD by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, the release contains the original version of the film, with the original cantonese audio and the English dubbed audio with David A. Thomas, Wendee Lee, and Rik Thomas dubbing the film, and including english subtitles which is another type of subtitles is called dubtitles which means matching the English dubbed language but not getting a english subtitle matching the original Cantonese audio.