Ken Tsang was doubled by director Stanley Tong himself for the helicopter stunt towards the finale. As a result, Tong broke his shin and can be seen sporting crutches and a cast during the film's outtakes/credits.
The only Police Story film in the original quadrilogy that never received an American release by New Line Cinema. The first two films, as well as First Strike (the fourth film), were all released by New Line, while Supercop's initial release was by Dimension films.
The first Hong Kong action film to use synchronized sound. However, on the 2009 region-1 DVD released by Dragon Dynasty/The Weinstein Company, when Jackie Chan discusses this in an interview, the subtitles transcribe the audio incorrectly.
Quentin Tarantino stated in an interview that if the Earth were going to be destroyed, and he could launch one piece of film into space to preserve it for aliens, it would be the finale action scene of this movie.
Only 'Police Story' film not to feature 'Jackie Chan' exposed his physical body in movie. The first one had the shower scene in the middle. The second one had kidnapped scene. The fourth one had car scene in the middle.
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).