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High Risk (1995)

Shu dan long wei (original title)
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
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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
William Duen Wai-Lun ...
Commander (as Duen William)
Chun Hung Cheung ...
Bomb Squad Member
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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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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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

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 »

Goofs

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

Bond: [Frankie tried an attack on Bond that didn't work and so tries to run away, but Bond catches up to him] When do I get hurt?
Frankie Lone: [smiles] Soon enough.
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References Sunset Boulevard (1950) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Good rip-off of HARD-BOILED and DIE HARD !
28 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't say it better myself. This movie rocks, HARD! It's filled with non-stop comedy and action sequences and is never boring.

Jet Li is a police officer who is asked to fill in for a stunt-man, who is a Jackie Chan-persona, one fine day. The next couple of days, the cop's supposed to be a bodyguard for the spoiled star who's to meet with his managers a couple of business partners in a huge rich, business building with a lot of people.

All of a sudden, the party is crashed by some jewel thieves who have been wanted for various terrorist acts in Hong Kong, including one where a bus armed w/ explosives & had a ton of hostages on it was blown to pieces. Included was Li's wife and child so the film is part- revenge flick as well.

The movie starts out explosive, has funny in-between moments and has the last couple of minutes be all about kung fu, more explosions, gun-fights, people using random objects as weapons, more gun-fights, snakes (!) and a helicopter crash along with another random fight.

It never gets old!


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