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A Hong Kong police officer, Ka Kui 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, Ka Kui accidentally runs into his girlfriend May, who has traveled 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
The film inspired two missions in the 2004 game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Both of were taken from the final scenes. The game's last mission, "End of The Line" where CJ must chase a firetruck with a red open-top car and catch Big Smoke was taken from the scene where Jackie must chase a van using a red open-top car to catch Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh). See more »
When the copter carries Kevin over the locomotive's stack, soot from the black smoke smudges the back of his light-coloured trousers. In later shots, the soot is not there.
Also, the stack gasses from an operating locomotive would be so hot that he would probably be badly burnt/scalded. See more »
Chan Ka Kui:
Super cops in Hong Kong are cheap and plentiful like commodities in supermarkets.
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KUNG FU FIGHTING
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Tom Jones featuring Lesley Rankine
Produced by Mark Walk
Tom Jones appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Ruby appears courtesy of Creation Records/The Licensed Repertoire Division of Sony Music (UK)/The Work Group See more »
I've seen a lot of Jackie Chan films and its rare to find gem in the many jewels in the films he's made. There are real drama films like Crime Story, or the frentic action in the original police story, there's the three-brother action in Project A, there's the frenctic kung-fu in Drunken Master 2, and then there's this gem.
This is certainly the best in the police story series, the action is fantastic, the humor brilliant, the story well put together. The duo of Michelle Kahn (Yeoh) and Chan is amazing, and Yeoh almost steals the show in her own right - her persona and her instance to do her own stunts (like Chan) makes her a marvel to watch - this is why she is so damn good in Tomorrow Never Dies, but its a shame the director of TND never captured her in the same way Stanley Tong does!
Chan maybe getting older, and its getting harder and harder for him to surpass his best. In that respect, this is possibly the last, best action film we'll get to see. I enjoyed it, and I'm sure most chan fans will enjoy it too.
My Rating: 9/10.
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