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 overview, first billed only:
Chingmy Yau ...
Frankie Lone
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
Charlie Cho ...
Billy Chow ...
Vincent Kok ...
William Duen Wai-Lun ...
Commander (as Duen William)
Chun Hung Cheung ...
Bomb Squad Member


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 <>

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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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Meltdown  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Several scenes of people pointed automatic pistols at each other revealed that the pistols they were using were uncocked. See more »


The Doctor: No Risk, No Reward.
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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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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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