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 <pwong@nt.net>

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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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At the time, this film held the all-time hong kong box-office champ.(HK$ 57,518,794) Police Story 4 held it until the release of Shaolin Soccer (2001) which had an HK$ 60,739,847. See more »


Jackie dries very quickly after exiting the water. See more »


[last lines]
Uncle Bill: When you get back, write a report which is detailed and simple, starting from the beginning.
Jackie: Huh?
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Outtakes of the stunts that went wrong, injuries and funny scenes. See more »

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User Reviews

9 out of 10
31 July 2001 | by (town) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite of all the movies released theatrically in America with Jackie Chan. Police Story 4 is my favorite out of the Police Story series, and is very fun to watch. Jackie plays Jackie, and he plays this character very well. The ladder battle is one of the best fights I have seen in a long while. Obviously, you dont have to see the Police Story movies in order, because they released them all out of order, going something like 3, 4, 1, 2. I recommend seeing them 4, 1, 3, 2. This one is the best and you should check it out right away!

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