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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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In Japan, this movie was titled "New Police Story". 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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Jackie Chan like you have never seen him before
18 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan takes up his usual cop role in this crime thriller and is hired to protect a very wealthy business man. The business man fears that he is going to be kidnapped, and that is exactly what happens. The kidnappers are holding him for ransom and demand 60 million dollars for his safe return. They order his wife to get the money. The cops do a great job of surveillance on the wife and do everything they need to do to catch the criminals, but they don't know that one of their top detectives is one of the kidnappers. Kent Cheng (Butcher Wing AKA "fatso" from Once Upon a Time in China #1) stars as the dirty cop and Jackie gets assigned to work with him. It gets very intense when Jackie suspects that Cheng is helping the kidnappers.

Jackie Chan has had many good acting performances in his career, but this tops them all. His usual slapstick comedy is completely absent, but he still does a few of the other things you have come to expect from him. In one scene he is in a car chase and his car gets tipped onto its side. Well, Jackie just pushes the car back on its wheels and keeps on driving. Jet Li was supposed to play this role which seems like it would have been a good choice, but Jet's acting wasn't as good back then as it is now. Jackie plays this role to perfection, and in my opinion, there is no way that Jet Li could have pulled this role off as well as Jackie. If you have ever doubted Jackie as an actor, then check this movie out to see what he can really do. I would actually recommend this movie more to non Jackie Chan fans, but Jackie's die hard fans will also enjoy it.

I have always known Kent Cheng as somewhat of a bumbling idiot on screen, so this movie was a real eye opener for me. He shows that he is a great actor when given the opportunity. He couldn't have played his role any better.

The movie also stars Chung Fa and Ken Lo who are involved in a group fight with Jackie, and Blacky Ko has a nice cameo as a captain of the Taiwan police force.

There is not as much fighting as most Jackie Chan movies, and they keep it more real. The stunt work is top notch and will have you saying ouch, but it is actually the car chases and huge explosions that give the most excitement.

This is almost a perfect movie. Rating- 9/10


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