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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 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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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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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 »

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In one shot where a sign of the 'Grandeur' hotel is shown, it's actually mis-spelled 'Granedur'. See more »

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Frankie's Father: Frankie, you did great, son, you were great!
Frankie Lone: Of course I'm great!
[faints]
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Best movie I've seen in awhile
23 February 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The tagline used over here: "They took his wife, now he takes revenge" is pretty corny, and doesn't really appeal to anyone. It sounds like just about any ordinary action movie out there. But it isn't. This movie is truly superb! The acting, the directing, the action, the plot all mix together into something you just got to love.

Kit Li, a former commando soldier, who accidently killed his wife and a bunch of school children after cutting the wrong wire on a bomb, now works as a stand in for a shameless Kung-Fu superstar named Frankie Lone. The public believes Frankie Lone does all his own stunt work, when infact Kit Li does it for him, and Frankie Lone has become a real coward, who forgets from where he got his fame... That is, by using Kung-Fu.

One night Frankie Lone and Kit Li goes to look at some russian jewels, displayed in a skyscrapper. Unfortunetly terrorists take over the building, and takes everyone in it as hostage. Frankie Lone and Kit Li, however, escape the clutches of the terrorists and dwell around in the building, Kit Li taking out every terrorist he finds and Frankie Lone, running from every bug he finds. Its very funny at times, really.

In the end they manage to take out the terrorists, of course, and Frankie Lone remembers who he really is and Kit Li gets a new girlfriend. Cute. Well, its a good ending to a good movie. Wait, make that a great movie. If you ever lay eyes on this movie in the store, buy it! its definetly worth it.

To sum it all up: Funny, action-packed, good directing and writing and just loveable in general. Go get it! I give it a 9!


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