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Meltdown (1995)
"Shu dan long wei" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  12 July 1995 (Hong Kong)
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After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chingmy Yau ...
Helen
Jacky Cheung ...
Frankie Lone
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Joyce
Suki Kwan ...
Li's Wife
Lik-Chi Lee ...
Lai Siu Tin
Chung-Hsien Yang ...
Detective Chow Kam - Joyce's Boyfriend
Kelvin Wong ...
The Doctor / David Wang (as Wong Siu)
Ma Wu ...
Frankie's Father
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Fai-Fai
Charlie Cho ...
Charlie
Billy Chow ...
Kong
Vincent Kok ...
Cameraman
Wai-Lun Duen ...
Commander (as Duen William)
Chun Hung Cheung ...
Bomb Squad Member
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After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when the Doctor's gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way. Will Frankie regain his courage? Will romance blossom between Kit and the nosy reporter? Who has the best Kung-Fu? Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie takes a cinematic swipe at Jackie Chan, with whom director Wong Jing had worked previously on the City Hunter live-action film. After the release of City Hunter, Chan not only disowned the film, but attacked Wong personally in the press. Through the character of Frankie Lone, Wong insinuated that Chan was actually a boozing womanizer and a fraud who did not really do his own stunts after all. See more »

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Frankie tricks the henchman searching for him and his dad by placing his sneaker just barely visible behind the wall and jumps the guy from behind after he shoots at the shoe - falling flat on his face. We then see Frankie doing pushups with both his shoes on again. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: From now on, errors will be treated with zero tolerance. As an example, I point to the sloppy execution of last week's bank robbery, where one unsightly error nearly set off the alarm... You know what I'm referring to don't you... Li Chin?
Li Chin: It wasn't me, Doctor.
The Doctor: Don't worry... I know it was Wang.
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Die Hard goes martial arts !
2 December 2010 | by (Land of the dead) – See all my reviews

As you probably know, Wong Jing is an Hong Kong director, famous for mix various styles in his features, in this case we have a mix of Die Hard and a martial arts movie.

The action scenes are cool, with martial arts fights and a mixture of violence, slapstick comedy and awesome stunt work, with the choreography of Corey Yuen (the main reason why i saw this film)!

The cast is cool, Jet Li was awesome, Jacky Cheung was funny and awesome, his performance went beyond my expectations.

The rhythm is fast paced, even in the scenes without action it's still entertaining, because the characters are worked and well structured.

Better than expected, recommended to everybody !


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