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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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(as Wong Jing), (as Ah Lun)

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Suki Kwan ...
Li's Wife
Lik-Chi Lee ...
Lai Siu Tin
Chung-Hsien Yang ...
Kelvin Wong ...
The Doctor / David Wang (as Wong Siu)
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Charlie Cho ...
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Vincent Kok ...
Cameraman
William Duen Wai-Lun ...
Commander (as Duen William)
Chun Hung Cheung ...
Bomb Squad Member
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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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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

In one shot where a sign of the 'Grandeur' hotel is shown, it's actually mis-spelled 'Granedur'. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: The red one or the blue one?
Kit Li: You sick bastard!
The Doctor: C'mon, I know you can solve this problem. Red or blue? You've got about... 30 seconds...
[insanely]
The Doctor: Ha! Ha! Hah!
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Spoofs Game of Death (1978) See more »

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A Fun Action Flick
8 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

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.

The film is a parody of some of Hollywood's most influential action films, such as "Die Hard" and "Speed". It also gained controversy for spoofing Jackie Chan, who was, in turn, offended by the satire. From what I can tell, he was offended specifically because he had a falling out with the director. I don't see anything that is offensive here... sure, it might vaguely imply that Chan is a fake, but only vaguely -- satire is what happens when you reach the success of Chan.

Overall, this is a strong action film with a fun plot. Purists can watch it with subtitles, but those who prefer dubbing will especially enjoy the sweet voice of Daran Norris as the Doctor.


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