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Thunderbolt (1995)

Pik lik foh (original title)
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 overview, first billed only:
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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)
Hoi-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)
Kenya Sawada ...
Saw (as Sawada Kenya)
Ken Lo ...
Kong (as Houi-Kang Low)
Chi Wah Wong ...
Mr. Lam (as Tze-Wah Wong)
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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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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5 August 1995 (Hong Kong)  »

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

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Just moments before the Lancer Evolution III crashed it can be seen from the other driver's perspective that there was no wing on the car, but in the next shot the wing can be seen clearly. See more »

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Wild action thump from Jackie Chan!
5 June 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is another action-packed movie starring Jackie Chan, where he plays expert mechanic Chan Foh To who runs a small business in Hong Kong with his father and two sisters. He also helps the police weed out cars that were illegally upgraded, including one driven by street racer Warner Krugerman (Thorsten Nickel). After escaping jail, Krugerman seeks revenge on Foh by trashing his business and kidnapping his sisters, betting to race with Foh.

The acting was OK and the movie features an all-star cast, including cameo appearances by Coren Yuen, Collin Chau, Fui-On Shing and Kar-Lok Chin. Anita Yuen plays a great leading lady opposite Jackie Chan and Chan himself did some of his wildest and adrenaline-pumping martial arts moves, taking on one bad guy after the other. The most wild, and what I thought overkill, action scene is when Krugerman and his goons literally upends Foh's business while he and his father and sisters are caught in the mayhem. Lots of action follow afterward, including a long and somewhat drawn-out race car scenes.

There a little chemistry between Chan and Yuen, but it wasn't elaborated upon much. There are some drama here and there about Chan struggles in trying to overcoming the odds in defeating the villain and getting his sisters back.

Despite much of the exciting action sequences, overall, there isn't much of a suspenseful plot in the film and the story is somewhat predictable.

Grade C+


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