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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:
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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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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 »

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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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Lots of action but wastes Jet's skills
22 June 2001 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

This movie would've been a perfect opportunity to translate Jet's skills into a modern setting. We have Die Hard-esque plot with terrorists taking over the building. We have Billy Chow as one of the terrorists. There are only two people (Jet included)who know how to fight. And what do we have? Two fights. One has Jet fighting this impressive General guy with light posts. The other has Jacky Cheung beating on Billy Chow while doing a Bruce Lee impression. Those fights are decent. The rest of the action is some good gunplay. But I don't want to see Jet shooting guns as much as I want to see him go hand-to-hand. Well, on the upside, there's a lot of action and movie rarely lets up. It also has Chingmy Yau, one of my favorite actresses from Hong Kong. It's just that Jet Li doesn't give much of a physical performance in this one.


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