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
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'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
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Before the kidnapping, when we first see Wng and his wife in the car, as she reclines her seat because she is felling unwell, they are not wearing their seatbelts. In subsequent shots, they are both wearing them. See more