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Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)

Ging chat goo si 3: Chiu kup ging chat (original title)
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

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May
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Chaibat (as Ken Tsang)
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Panther
Bill Tung ...
Josephine Koo ...
Cheng Wen Shi, Chaibat's Wife
Kelvin Wong ...
Peter (as Wong Siu)
Philip Chan ...
Ken Lo ...
Chaibat's man (as Lowei Kwong)
Lieh Lo ...
The General (as Lit Law)
Wai Shum ...
Drug Lord #1 at Meeting
Yi-Sheng Han ...
(as Yee Sang Hon)
Sze Tsuen Wai
Tuan Wai-Lun
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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 YO <pgc@maxwell.ee.washington.edu>

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$900,000 (estimated)

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$5,503,000 (USA) (26 July 1996)

Gross:

$16,249,557 (USA) (15 November 1996)
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Exterior scenes were filmed in Hong Kong Island, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. Interior scenes were shot in Kuala Lumpur. See more »

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During the mining cart escape scene, when the guards reverse the cart Kevin and Panther are in there is another adjacent cart going up the slope. After the camera cuts away and back again the cart has disappeared. The next time the camera cuts away and back again the cart reappears at the top of the slope. See more »

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Insp. Y.K. Chen: Don't worry, the Chinese Public Security people will extend their full cooperation.
Uncle Bill: That makes me worry even more.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Uncle Bill, say something cheerful, will you?
[to Chan Ka Kui]
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Good luck.
Uncle Bill: In fact, the Royal Hong Kong Police are flying Ka Kui like a kite for this mission. It may break when the wind is gusty.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Don't make such a depressing comparison.
Chan Ka Kui: It'll drift back if the string breaks.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: See? Ka Kui is up to scratch as I said.
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SUPERCOP
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale
Performed and Produced by Devo
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Astonishing stuntwork and action set-pieces!!
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

POLICE STORY III - SUPER COP (Jing Cha Gu Shi III: Chao Ji Jing Cha)

(USA: Supercop)

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (Technovision)

Sound format: Mono

Police officer Chan Ka-kui (Jackie Chan) goes undercover within a criminal gang whose millionaire boss (Kenneth Tsang) plans to dominate the Asian heroin trade.

Though co-scripted by Chan regular Edward Tang (also responsible for the first two entries in the "Police Story" franchise), POLICE STORY III - SUPER COP is slightly darker in tone than its immediate predecessors and offers a much more streamlined combination of comedy, drama and action. This shift in focus was occasioned by the hiring of stuntman-turned-director Stanley Tong (RUMBLE IN THE BRONX, CHINA STRIKE FORCE, etc.), who keeps a tight rein on the film's narrative excesses whilst indulging some of the most spectacular action set-pieces ever filmed, *anywhere*.

Nothing in the first half of the movie - Chan's fight with gymnastic beauty Sam Wong at a mainland police training center; his initiation into Tsang's criminal gang by helping the villain's brother (Yuen Wah) escape from a prison work camp; a battle with police in a crowded marketplace, etc. - can prepare viewers for the *astonishing* climactic confrontation between Good and Evil, involving a series of hair-raising car stunts, Chan dangling (apparently unassisted) from a rope-ladder beneath a helicopter as it swings *high* above the streets of Kuala Lumpur (!), and the final hand-to-hand battle on top of a speeding train, upon which the aforementioned helicopter has become precariously entangled - and not a CGI shot in sight! Filmed with breathtaking gusto by artists working at the top of their game, this is commercial cinema at its most astounding (check the outtakes during the final credits, in which various participants come perilously close to serious injury or *death* during filming!).

Maggie Cheung makes another extended cameo appearance as Chan's beleaguered girlfriend, though the film is stolen clean away by Michelle Yeoh (billed as 'Michelle Khan' in some prints) as a mainland policewoman who assists Chan in his undercover operation, and who proves to be Chan's equal during the fast and furious combat sequences (the character proved popular enough to warrant her own spin-off feature, PROJECT S, in 1993!). Easily the best of the "Police Story" series to date, and one of the most memorable efforts to emerge from HK in the last fifty years, POLICE STORY III - SUPER COP is a winner. Followed by FIRST STRIKE (1996).

As usual, the movie was re-edited and rescored for its 1996 US debut under the title SUPERCOP. That version is missing only a few minutes of material, but should be avoided nonetheless.

(Cantonese and Mandarin dialogue)


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