A dark and handsome true-crime thriller about kidnapping and police corruption in Hong Kong. Once of Jackie Chan's most serious roles, but still overflowing with spectacular acrobatic ... See full summary »
In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne. It is an epic action adventure combining romance, fantasy, comedy and cutting edge Hong Kong style martial artistry.
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
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.
Teddy Robin Kwan
Crediting Jacky in this film at all was probably just a PR stunt. He's only in one scene, and that looks as though it was pulled from another film. To top it all off, he's in drag (personally, I liked the Chun Li Jacky from City Hunter better...). That being said, if you didn't know that when you rented the film, you probably haven't seen the poster. This is a typical Michelle Yeoh film: great Kung Fu/acrobatics/stunts, high melodrama, and a plot that falls apart in the last 20 minutes of the piece.
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