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Thunderbolt (1995)
"Pik lik foh" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  5 August 1995 (Hong Kong)
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In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anita Yuen ...
Amy Yip
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Steve Cannon
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Warner 'Cougar' Kaugman
Yuen Chor ...
Uncle Tung / Foh's father (Alfred's father in US version) (as Yun Chor)
Oi-Yan Wu ...
Dai Mui (Daphne in US version) (as Daisy Wu Oi-Yan)
Chung-Han Man ...
Sai Mui / May (Sammi in US version) (as Man Chun-Han)
Yûzô Kayama ...
Coach Mirakami (as Kayama Yuzo)
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Saw (as Sawada Kenya)
Ken Lo ...
Kong (as Houi-Kang Low)
Chi Wah Wong ...
Mr. Lam (as Tze-Wah Wong)
Kar Lok Chin ...
Coach's Assistant (as Ka-Lok Chin)
Corey Yuen ...
The Doctor (as Cory Yuen)
Marie Eguro ...
Miss Kenya (as Eguro Mari)
Kam-Cheong Yung ...
Cheong, mechanic (as Peter Yung Kam-Cheong)
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Jackie plays Foh, an expert mechanic who has returned from Japan after a master course at Mitsubishi Motors. He runs a small business in Hong Kong along with his father and two sisters. In his spare time, he also helps the police out by checking cars that have been illegally upgraded. One night, psychotic street racing driver Warner Krugerman, aka Cougar, speeds past Foh and the cops. Foh gets into a car and stops Cougar heroically. Cougar lands in jail, but breaks out eventually. He gets revenge on Foh by trashing his business and kidnapping his sisters. The only way Foh can get his sisters back is by racing cougar in Japan. He now must retrain himself in race car driving so he can be at his best to race Cougar. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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HKD 2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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The rain in Japan kept the climatic racing scenes from being filmed. The crew moved to Malaysia to film the race scenes. Another problem occurred when the Malaysian government was worried that people would get hurt during filming, so the race was filmed at regular speed, and sped up during post production. See more »

Goofs

Chan Foh To wears dark colored shoes during the autoshop fight but near the end of the fight when there is a close-up shot of his foot kicking the lead henchman in the face, his shoe is white. See more »

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Great set-pieces ruined by direction
15 April 2001 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

One of the most important things in a Jackie Chan movie is the direction. It is important for us, the viewer, to be able to clearly see what's going on. If we can't then we might've just rented a generic Steven Seagal-type martial arts movie because the fights in those movies are completely incomprehensible as well.

So then. This movie has some great car-chases and relevant crashes, it has some amazing fight-scenes and a few really cool stunts. Most of it is completely lost due to crap direction. We get slow-motion photography at totally inappropriate moments (in one case even during the middle of a fight) and occasionally we even get an effect that shows 6 frames per second instead of 24. The fact that the camera is always about 5 inches away from the action doesn't help matters.

All in all, it would've been a great movie if it was possible to figure out what was happening on-screen. Pity.


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