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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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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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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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Frankie's Father: Frankie, you did great, son, you were great!
Frankie Lone: Of course I'm great!
[faints]
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Not one of the best Jet Li's movies, but still very entertaining
23 November 2008 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

This film is a Honk Kong version of Die Hard. There is a lot of explosions, shootouts, incredible stunts and some martial art scenes. All the action looked very impressive, though there was too little martial art scenes. The first real fighting scene (which lasted more than few seconds) was in a second half of the movie. The fighting scenes were well choreographed, but there wasn't much of them. Most of the film was a shootouts and explosions which looked great, but when I'm watching Jet Li's film, I'm expecting to see a lot of well choreographed fighting scenes. Anyways the movie was still very entertaining. It's worth watching for action fans, but if you wanna see some really good Jet Li's fighting scenes, I suggest you to watch Fist of Legend instead of this one.


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