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Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)
"Ging chat goo si 4: Ji gaan daan yam mo" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  10 January 1997 (USA)
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This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Liu ...
Jackson Tsui (as Jackson Lou)
Annie Wu ...
Annie Tsui (as Chen Chun Wu)
Bill Tung ...
Yuriy Petrov ...
Col. Gregor Yegorov (as Jouri Petrov)
Nonna Grishaeva ...
Natasha (as Grishajeva Nonna)
John Eaves ...
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
Chan Wai To ...
Golden Dragon Club Member
Brett Arthur ...
Hit Man
Mark French ...
Hit Man


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Jackie Chan's First Strike  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 79,867,200 (Japan) (13 December 1996)


$14,511,338 (USA) (21 February 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Police Story 5" was planned to be involved in Chan Ka Kui and May's wedding after this movie but was cancelled. See more »


A dragon dance is never performed in a Chinese funeral, nor is the letting off of fire crackers - they are for celebrations, not for mourning. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

Outtakes of the stunts that went wrong, injuries and funny scenes. See more »


Featured in 1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) See more »

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Good - but shouldn't be part of the Police Story series
19 June 1999 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The second 1990s Jackie Chan film made for a worldwide market. It seems the team has learned its lessons with Rumble in the Bronx, as First Strike is more on pace. Filmed in Hong Kong, Ukraine, Russia and Australia, spy intrigue is combined with kung-fu comedy as Chan gets involved in the illegal sale of weapons by the Russian Mafia (yes, another film with this premise). Thanks largely to the presence of Chan, the storyline is pulled off relatively successfully. The ski stunts are impressive and also humorous

  • but poor Jackie - he really is wearing a couple of layers' clothing! The

Australian action sequences are well choreographed and have a sense of occasion. The action is better paced: it is not kung-fu for kung-fu's sake, although if you want realism in your stories, look elsewhere. As an individual Chan film, it works - but it does not deserve being part of the Police Story series, which it was in Hong Kong. The Chinese style is watered down in pursuit of the western markets - and the producers would have been better off creating a new character for Chan this time. Compared to the first and third instalments, it is lacking. This aside, it is entertaining and enjoyable, whether you see the original or dubbed version.

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