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>

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They thought they possessed the ultimate weapon. They hadn't counted on Jackie Chan. 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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Did You Know?


Ailen Sit appeared in the previous film as Panther's Helicopter pilot. he plays a different character here as Golden Dragon Club Member. 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 »


[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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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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User Reviews

Amusing and colorful fourth entry with Jackie Chan taking on uranium dealers
18 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

FIRST STRIKE packs a violent confrontation between Jackie and double agents from CIA and KGB . This exciting story about the cop named Chang Wing of the Hong Kong precinct is well played by Jackie Chan. Chang participates in a sting operation against an international spy-ring that is smuggling nuclear weapons from Ukraine. But when one of them (Tsui) escapes , Jackie is ordered to capture him . This leads Jackie all over the globe beginning with Tsui's sister (Annie Wu) at Australia . The story follows him as he attempts to stay alive and chase the villain. When his police buddies are deceived by a wicked criminal band , Wing turns into an unfortunate spy when he is also double-crossed . A young woman helps him to track down and apprehend the gang commanded by a double agent. Then Chan looks for vengeance against the ominous villains at a cat and mouse game.

This exciting movie is crammed of action-packed, overwhelming stunt-work and lots of violence but with humor. Jackie Chan is top notch as one army man fighting a group of heinous criminals and as always he makes his own stunts like is showed on the final fake-shots . Awesome ,incredible stunts and brief comic touches , as usual ; the picture is better constructed than its predecessor . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times , but frantic action sequences make up for it . Spotlights movie include a stirring pursuit on the snow and underwater fights surrounded by sharks in James Bond style , among others . This is a phenomenal action movie distinguished by nicely cinematography of the spectacular sequences , and contains agreeable sense of humor such as previous entries . However while the former outings Jackie teamed up to prestigious actresses and fine action stars in their own right , like Maggie Cheung and Michelle Khan , at this film his parternaire is unknown . Thrilling and moving musical score fitting to action by J. Peter Robinson . The picture is lavishly produced by the great Asian producers Raymond Chow and Golden Harvest production and efficiently directed by Stanley Tong . The first version titled ¨Police story(1985)¨ directed by the same Jackie Chan was a perfect action film for enthusiastic of the genre ; the following was ¨Police story 2(1988)¨ also pretty violent and with abundant humor touches . It's followed by ¨Police story V : Crime story¨ and finally ¨New Police story¨ by Benny Chan . Rating : Accepatable and passable, the picture has its sensational moments here and there , mostly provided by its agile star, the super Jackie Chan .

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