Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
"Ging chat goo si 3: Chiu kup ging chat" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  26 July 1996 (USA)
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A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chaibat (as Ken Tsang)
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


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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There's never a cop around when you need one, but when this cop's around, all you need is one. See more »

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$16,249,557 (USA) (15 November 1996)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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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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References A View to a Kill (1985) See more »


Written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle
Performed by Warren G. (as Warren G) featuring Adina Howard
Produced by Warren G. (as Warren G)
Warren G appears xourtesy of G-Funk/Rush Associated Labels Recordings
Adina Howard appears courtesy of Mecca Dawn Entertainment/Eastwest Records/Elektra
Entertainment Group
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The best Jackie Chan action film yet
28 November 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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