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Police Story 4: 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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Jackson Tsui
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Annie Tsui (as Chen Chun Wu)
Bill Tung ...
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
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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They thought they possessed the ultimate weapon. They hadn't counted on Jackie Chan. See more »


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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)

Gross:

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

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[last lines]
Uncle Bill: When you get back, write a report which is detailed and simple, starting from the beginning.
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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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