6.2/10
3,144
26 user 13 critic

Once a Cop (1993)

Chao ji ji hua (original title)
As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call on Jessica Yang, a rising star in their ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Supercop (1992)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

Director: Stanley Tong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung
Cung on zo (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.

Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Kar-Ying Law
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

Director: Stanley Tong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Jackson Lou, Annie Wu
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Kwok-Hung Lam
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang
Police Story (1985)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin
Twin Dragons (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.

Directors: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Teddy Robin Kwan
Project A 2 (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan
Huo shao dao (1990)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled.

Director: Yen-Ping Chu
Stars: Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.

Director: Stanley Tong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
David Chang (as Yu Rong Guang)
...
Martin Lee
...
Annie Lee
...
Alan Wong (as Fan Sui Wong)
...
Bill Tung ...
...
Robber in Drag
Dick Wei ...
Ah Shuen
...
George
Alain Guernier ...
Roger Davidson
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ...
Jewelry Shop Manager
Chan Mei Kei ...
Bank Manager
Yukari Ôshima ...
Terrorist (as Oshima Yukari)
Ailen Sit ...
Po (as Sit Chun Wai)
Edit

Storyline

As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call on Jessica Yang, a rising star in their ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Once a Cop  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Hot Fuzz Special (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent action and storyline! 4/10
20 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review: I rented this movie, expecting it to be Police Story 3: Supercop but it turned out to be a movie that had 3 different names, which I found really confusing. Its known as either Supercop, Supercop 2 or Project S so if you have seen any of those movies, it's the same one. I think the confusion is because they named the third Police Story, Supercop as well. Anyway, this movie is based around an high ranked cop, Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh), who risks her life in China, to fight against crime. After being awarded a medal for her accomplishments in the force, her boyfriend tells her that he wants to move to Hong Kong to make some serious money because the army doesn't pay him well, so he leaves her in China to pursue his dreams to become a millionaire. Jessica then gets a call from the police force in Hong Kong because they need her to solve a case about a group of gun tooting criminals who have held up a bank and stolen important documents, so she heads to Hong Kong, only to find out that the head of the group of criminals is her boyfriend. With the help of her new friends in the Hong Kong force, they tackle the criminals who are plotting to steal loads of cash from a heavily guarded bank. The action wasn't bad in this film and the storyline was half decent but I kept on wondering when Chan was going to pop up. He has a small sketch, dressed up as a woman but apart from that, he isn't in the movie at all. I've always been a fan of Michelle Yeoh because of her no fuss acting style and her unique kicking Kung Fu. Her acting in this film was quite good, along with the rest of the cast and I'm glad that the director didn't over complicate the storyline. It did look a bit low budget in parts and the music was awful but the action scenes were impressive. There isn't any of those silly comedic scenes throughout the movie, until Chan does his little sketch, so there is a sense of intensity throughout. For entertainment it does tick all of the boxes and they even added a romantic element which made this movie watchable and enjoyable in parts. 

Round-Up: Although I was expecting a Jackie Chan movie when I rented this film, I actually was surprised that I enjoyed it. It was directed by the highly rated Stanley Tong who also made Swordsman II, Police Story: Supercop, which I thought this movie was, Rumble in the Bronx, First Strike, Mr. Magoo, Martial Law (Series) and the Myth with Jackie Chan. He didn't really have a big budget to make this movie but it done well with the money that he had. Its obvious that you need a big star like Chan, to get the big budgets because your usually guaranteed your money back but Michelle Yeoh, 53, is definitely worth the investment now, because she has starred in some big movies like Tomorrow Never Dies, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, Fearless with Jet Li, Danny Boyles Sunshine, Babylon A.D. with Vin Diesel, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the Lady and Kung Fu Panda 2. She has definitely proved that she is a versatile actor who always puts in good performances and she was amazing as Aung San Suu Kyi in the Lady. 

Budget: $900,000 Worldwide Gross: $16.2million

I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/crime/martial arts/comedies starring Michelle Yeoh, Rongguang Yu, Emil Chau and a special appearance by Jackie Chan. 4/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?