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)  »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


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 »


Chan Ka Kui: [phone call] Uncle Bill! I'm calling you right now from Australia and I'm having a great time! I'm talking to you while enjoying my great view. Wow! Working for the FSB is great. I have a sauna, swimming pool, and jacuzzi. Oh, wait a second. My koala bear just came out.
Uncle Bill: [on the other end of the call] What? You mean in your hotel room? It's only a toy, right?
Chan Ka Kui: No. It's the real thing!
[hands the phone to the koala bear]
Chan Ka Kui: Say hi to Uncle Bill.
[takes the phone back]
Chan Ka Kui: He's too shy. Don't hang up.
Hong Kong Policeman: [...]
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Crazy Credits

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


Follows Police Story (1985) See more »

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Why the hate?
2 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In this apparent 'Police Story IV', Jackie plays, of all people, Jackie, a cop from Hong Kong working on a case with the CIA. Pretty soon he is off to Ukraine, and then to Australia for some reason. In Australia, he shares a hotel room with a Koala, and generally beats up very big Russian mobsters. Wow.

OK, I'll admit it isn't as awesome as it sounds, nor is it as bad as it may sound to others. The plot is standard spy-stuff, and accompanied by some very poor dialog. The bad guys are the stereotypical bad guys who know they can kill the hero straight away, but opt for something else, in this case, its "lets have fun with him" or "lets beat him". Ah, classic. Those very big Russian mobsters don't look or sound very intelligent anyway.

Sure, the plot might be trying to be too much like James Bond, the dialog bad, and some of the actors poor - but Jackie beats people up using a ladder. A LADDER! Some of the other action scenes are pretty cool too - ranging from Jackie snowboarding, to Jackie fighting on stilts, to Jackie jumping cars. Awesome.

7/10 - Only for fans of action or Jackie Chan

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