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

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The Doctor: [Hong Kong version of the "No Risk, no reward" line] Man must depend upon himself.
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Jet Li shows his skills
8 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie might have been Hong Kong's version of "Rush Hour" if Jackie Chan was playing the role of Frankie. Unfortunately, the chemistry between the principles didn't seem to match, and this didn't happen.

Jet Li is a Hong Kong police officer in the special operations. He lost his wife and daughter on his mission to defuse a bomb set under their bus. He's deeply affected by this event, and retires from the police force. He's finding bit part as a stunt man, but then the culprit who was responsible for the bombing of the bus shows up at the hall he happens to be in. Him, Frankie, (Jackie Cheung) and others battle the gangs to save the day.

Jet Li was still unknown in the west at the time, but he puts in a great performance. I can't tell if it's wire work, but he does some unbelievable moves in this movie. Perhaps the fastest I've seen him move.

What surprised me was how decrepit Jackie Cheung looks in this movie. I almost didn't recognize him.

The movie didn't come out as the stellar action movie it could have been, but Jet Li shows his presence in this movie as the leading man. Worth the watch.


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