A Hong Kong police officer, Chia Chu is sent undercover to mainland China to break up a drug smuggling ring. After breaking the brother of the drug lord out of prison, he and another agent (a beautiful communist policewoman) are taken to Hong Kong to work for the syndicate. The wife of the crime boss has been arrested in Malaysia for drug trafficking and is soon to be executed. However, she is the only person who knows the account number of a secret Swiss bank account containing millions in drug money. While the two officers are in Malaysia preparing for the jail break, Chia chu accidentally runs into his girlfriend May, who has travelled there from Hong Kong. Soon his cover is blown, the criminals kidnap his girlfriend and he is forced to help them pull off the jail break. Written by
In the American cut of the film, 7 sequences were cut and another 9 were reduced. Also the end song was replace with a version of the song "Kung Fu Fighting" sing by Tom Jones. See more »
When Inspector Yang lands on the red sports car driven by Kevin she breaks the windshield removing the top part of the windshield frame and rearview mirror. In the next shots the frame and rearview mirror are back in place. The windscreen frame that breaks is a clearly-visible dummy breakaway fitted in place of the Midget Mk II's normal frame; it is taller than the real windscreen. Also, the Midget Mk II was fitted with triplex-type safety glass which has a middle layer of clear sealant and would break but not fly into pieces, and the early Midgets were fitted with light-alloy windscreen pillars that would most likely snap near the base under that sort of impact. See more »
With most of these Jackie Chan films, you are guaranteed of getting the same material, meaning: (1) tons of violence; (2) extraordinary stunt scenes; (3) good sound; (4) some hokey dubbed voices; (5) a juvenile story with even more- juvenile attempt at humor; (6) very little profanity and blood; (7) a stupid but still enjoying movie (for at least one viewing.)
All of this adds up to a "fair" rating. The fun part of watching Chan's films are the outrageous action scenes and stunts by The Man, himself. Especially for someone getting up their in age, Chan is incredible since he does his own stunts.
In this film, Chan's girlfriend, played by Michelle Yeoh, does her own stunts, too. She is an excellent martial arts talent in her own right and a pretty lady. By the way, during the closing credits they show some of the stunts that went wrong. Not all of these are shown for laughs. In a few of them, Chan is injured.
The sound was amazing for a VHS. I can only imagine the stereo on the DVD. Overall, a dumb movie with unrealistic fight scenes (people just about get killed, but keep getting up for more!) but if you know that and just want to enjoy a lightweight action film, it serves its purpose.
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