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Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)

Ging chaat goo si 4: Ji gaan daan yam mo (original title)
This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

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Cast

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Annie Tsui (as Chen Chun Wu)
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Yuriy Petrov ...
Col. Gregor Yegorov (as Jouri Petrov)
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Natasha (as Grishajeva Nonna)
John Eaves ...
Mark
Terry Woo ...
Uncle Seven
Kristopher Kazmarek ...
Cmdr. Korda (as Kristoff Kaczmarek)
Ailen Sit ...
Golden Dragon Club Member
Man-Ching Chan ...
Golden Dragon Club Member
Rocky Lai ...
Golden Dragon Club Member
Wai-To Chan ...
Golden Dragon Club Member (as Wai To Chan)
Brett Arthur ...
Hit Man
Mark French ...
Hit Man
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Storyline

Jackie, a cop, participates in a sting operation on an international spy-ring. But when one of them (Tsui) gets away, Jackie is ordered to apprehend him. This leads Jackie all over the globe starting with Tsui's sister in Australia. The story follows him as he tries to stay alive and capture the villain. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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Jackie Chan fights for America in his biggest action film ever. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for plentiful action/violence | See all certifications »

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10 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,778,933, 12 January 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,318,863
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Chan, Bill Tung and Rocky Lai only actor to appear in all of the first four "Police Story" films. See more »

Goofs

In the ski chase scene when the helicopter drops its second load of soldiers, the one on the right drops off, stumbles, and falls just before the scene cuts away. See more »

Quotes

Col. Gregor Yegorov: You even share the same coffin as your father.
Jackson Tsui: The coffin is for you. You killed my father!
Col. Gregor Yegorov: He had to die somehow. At least it was for a reason.
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Outtakes of the stunts that went wrong, injuries and funny scenes. See more »

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Follows Police Story 2 (1988) See more »

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Jackie Chan is licensed to thrill.
29 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Part 4 of the Police Story series sees Jackie Chan's agile Hong Kong police inspector Chan Ka Kui become embroiled in James Bond-style international espionage after he is given the seemingly simple task of following beautiful suspect Natasha to Ukraine. When Natasha is abducted at the airport, Chan sets off in hot pursuit only to discover that she is involved with international arms dealers and the sale of a nuclear warhead.

First Strike was made in the mid 90s, a transitional period for Jackie Chan, who was priming himself for his big move to the US. In order to broaden the star's appeal with the Western market, this one has a much more international flavour than many of his earlier films, with the action skipping round the globe, from Hong Kong to Ukraine to Russia and, finally, to Australia. The film is also less focused on pure martial arts mayhem, with more in the way of straight forward Hollywood style stunt-filled action, but when the kung fu does happen it is extremely well handled, with Jackie displaying his usual athleticism, impeccable timing, and flair for physical comedy.

The rather messy plot and occasionally slow pacing prevents First Strike from being a bona fide Chan classic, but there is still plenty of inventive stuff to make this one a whole lot of fun, best bits being a wonderful fight scene in which Chan uses a stepladder as a weapon, an exhilarating ski chase down a mountain, some underwater shenanigans with sharks, and a scrap with two Russian man-mountains that involves Chan making a vertiginous leap onto a narrow ledge of a high-rise building.


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