MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,400 this week

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

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 2,825 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 24 critic

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 »

Directors:

(as Wong Jing) , (as Ah Lun)

Writers:

(dubbed version),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 07 Jun 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Meltdown" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Meltdown (1995)

Meltdown (1995) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Meltdown.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.

Director: Chris Nahon
Stars: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In just 3 days, three cases of Smiling Murder shock Hong Kong. The young detective Wang Bu'er and his buddy Huang Feihong embark on an investigation full of excitement and unexpected events.

Director: Tsz Ming Wong
Stars: Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Shishi Liu
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Stars: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A master monk tries to protect a naive young physician from a thousand-year-old snake demon. A contest of psychic powers results in mayhem.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang
Stars: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu
Fearless (2006)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). Huo Yuanjia was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Jet Li, Shidô Nakamura, Betty Sun
The Warlords (2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Chan, Wai Man Yip
Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro
The Defender (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Christy Chung, Kent Cheng
The One (2001)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.

Director: James Wong
Stars: Jet Li, Carla Gugino, Delroy Lindo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jacky Cheung ...
Frankie Lone
Chingmy Yau ...
Helen
...
Joyce
Kelvin Wong ...
The Doctor / David Wang (as Wong Siu)
...
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He Redefines Revenge

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

12 July 1995 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Meltdown  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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!
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Die Hard (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Lots of action but wastes Jet's skills
22 June 2001 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

This movie would've been a perfect opportunity to translate Jet's skills into a modern setting. We have Die Hard-esque plot with terrorists taking over the building. We have Billy Chow as one of the terrorists. There are only two people (Jet included)who know how to fight. And what do we have? Two fights. One has Jet fighting this impressive General guy with light posts. The other has Jacky Cheung beating on Billy Chow while doing a Bruce Lee impression. Those fights are decent. The rest of the action is some good gunplay. But I don't want to see Jet shooting guns as much as I want to see him go hand-to-hand. Well, on the upside, there's a lot of action and movie rarely lets up. It also has Chingmy Yau, one of my favorite actresses from Hong Kong. It's just that Jet Li doesn't give much of a physical performance in this one.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Saw the movie today on SpikeTV.... rkneise1
Subtitles? rilkar
The incredible use of dummies fourletterfury
Discuss Meltdown (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?