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

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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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Jacky Cheung ...
Frankie Lone
Chingmy Yau ...
Helen
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Joyce
Kelvin Wong ...
The Doctor / David Wang (as Wong Siu)
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Fai-Fai
Billy Chow ...
Kong
Ma Wu ...
Frankie's Father
Charlie Cho ...
Charlie
Ben Lam ...
Rabbit (English dubbed)
Chung-Hsien Yang ...
Detective Chow Kam (Joyce's Boyfriend)
Suki Kwan ...
Li's Wife
Bobby Yip ...
Ugly Extra
Tak Yuen ...
Salvage-Corps Man
Corey Yuen ...
Wai
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Storyline

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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He Redefines Revenge

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 July 1995 (Hong Kong)  »

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Trivia

Jacky Cheung's character Frankie Lone was originally intended for 'Jackie Chan'. Before production began on High Risk, Chan was starring in Jing Wong's movie, City Hunter (1993) (a.k.a. City Hunter). They didn't get along during the filming, and the experience of working with Jackie was so bad that Wong Jing chose to make the character of Frankie Lone a mockery of Chan. Jackie Chan was understandably offended and Jet Li personally apologized to Jackie for his involvement with the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Joyce is introduced in the hotel lobby she leaves with the female villain. The two of them leave the hotel with Joyce's boyfriend in pursuit. Suddenly, when they're outside they're no longer wearing their uniforms but dresses. See more »

Quotes

Frankie's Father: What's wrong?
Frankie Lone: Maybe I'm poisoned.
Frankie's Father: Huh?... I'm not gonna suck it out!
Frankie Lone: But I'm your little sonny boy!
[he slaps Frankie's backside]
Frankie Lone: Waaarrrggggghhhhhh!
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Spoofs The Game of Death (1978) See more »

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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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