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Crime Story (1993)

Cung on zo (original title)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kent Cheng ...
Kar-Ying Law ...
Puishan Auyeung ...
Wong's wife (as Au-Yeung Pui Shan)
Christine Ng ...
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ...
Captain Ko (as Blackie Ko)
William Duen Wai-Lun ...
Superintendent Cheung (as Duen Wai Lun)
Ken Lo ...
Ng Kwok Yan (as Low Houi Kang)
Fat Chung ...
Ng Kwok-Wah / Wu Kuo Hua (as Chung Fat)
Fat Wan ...
Simen Ting / Simon Ting (as Wan Fat)
Pak-Wo Chu ...
Boat Captain
Hsiang Lin Yin ...
(as Wan Sheong Lam)
Tak-Shing Lam
Rocky Lai ...
Taiwanese Gangster / Restaurant Owner (as Lai Keung Gun)
Lee Chun Chi
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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 sequences. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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The World's Toughest City Needs More Than An Army To Stop The Mob . . . They Need One Man!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for martial arts violence, shootings and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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24 June 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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Police Dragon  »

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$194,720 (USA)
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Jackie Chan's first attempt at a serious drama; his usual slapstick comedy and spectacular stunts are almost entirely absent. Allegedly, the original script was even darker, with Eddie Chan being emotionally damaged, in a love-hate relationship with his therapist, and having considerable self-doubt. These things, which had attracted Chan to the role in the first place, apparently made him worried about how it would affect his screen persona; as such, many scenes were removed from the final film and new ones added to lighten the tone, to the chagrin of director Kirk Wong. See more »

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Wong's car. The model of the car before the kidnapping is newer than the one used in the scenes of crashing and being dumped into the sea See more »

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What one expects from a Jackie Chan movie
9 December 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie rocks. It is about a man who is kidnapped and his wife is forced to pay them millions of dollars. The twist is that one of the kidnappers is a police officer who is constantly causing the hero, Jackie Chan, problems. There is no theme and the plot is pretty shallow, but who cares because we watch Jackie Chan movies not for cool plots or deep themes but purely for the action, and much of the action in a Jackie Chan movie leaves American Cinema for dead. There is very little to say about this movie other than if you love Jackie Chan movies then you are going to like this one because it is just purely Jackie Chan. He does his cool stunts with cool comedy and one of the best police raids I have ever seen. If the Taiwanese Police force is really like that then they are incredibly effective.

What seems strange is that Jackie Chan has a cult following, more so than somebody like Van-Damme. It is interesting how Chan just seems to always deliver the good movies (at least when he was in Hong Kong). We know what we want from Jackie Chan and we usually get it. Van-Damme on the other hand, has his following, but either you love him or hate him. He has no acting skill in my opinion and people only watch him for martial arts. Jackie Chan though seems to just draw people to him. I have not really seen anybody that hates Jackie Chan who does not hate the genre. Even a friend of mine who detests television and movies has a soft spot of Jackie Chan and Hong Kong cinema. What more can I say? Just watch it (but if you can get it on some other release that is not Chinatown then do so because I simply do not like how Chinatown Video do their subtitles).


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