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Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
"Yat goh ho yan" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  18 March 1998 (USA)
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A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Giancarlo
Miki Lee ...
Miki
Karen McLymont ...
Lakisha
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick ...
Diana
Vince Poletto ...
Romeo
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Baggio
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Cyclist (as Sammo Hung)
Emil Chau ...
Ice Cream Vendor
Joyce Godenzi ...
Cook Show Audience (as Mina Godenzi)
Peter Houghton ...
Richard
Peter Lindsay ...
Grank, Demon Leader
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Victor
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Sandy, Demon
Judy Green ...
Tina, Demon
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Storyline

Melbourne, Australia. TV Journalist Diana tapes evidence against drug lord Giancarlo, but on her way away from the scene, she is spotted and has to run. In the street, she runs into TV cook Jackie, whose knowledge of martial arts helps her survive the threat. Accidentally, her VHS-tape then gets mixed up with some kid's films in Jackie's car and so all the bad guys are after him as well as Diana, without him knowing where to find the right tape. But when Jackie's visiting girlfriend Miki gets kidnapped for the tape as ransom, Jackie puts the image of being the nice and friendly TV cook aside and goes to see Mr. Giancarlo himself to get her back: playtime's over. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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drugs | gang | cook | reporter | chef | See more »

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Nice guys don't get mad. They get even. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for pervasive action violence, some sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,250,704 (USA) (20 March 1998)

Gross:

$12,674,183 (USA) (5 June 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Because of the mess they left behind (from the demolished house), the production company was barred permanently from ever filming in that part of Australia again. See more »

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When Jackie is driving the mining dump truck, the first set of cars he drives over are just flattened, but the second set of cars explode. See more »

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Thin on plot but fat with exciting stunts.
13 February 2005 | by (Palm Desert, California) – See all my reviews

Thin on plot and fat with exciting stunts, Jackie Chan's "Mr. Nice Guy" is more like a speedy carnival ride than a movie. Chan plays a television chef who gets mixed up with a female reporter with an incriminating videotape that drug lords are after. Along the way Jackie Chan has his prerequisite close calls and death defying stunts mixed with his affable humor. All the stunts are good ones and there's a set-piece that requires Chan to escape his enemy in an unfinished building where all the blue doors are already installed that is my favorite. It's quite a farce having people opening and closing doors in pursuit and escape and never knowing who or what's behind the next door. One extended scene is a guilty pleasure for me and involves Chan commandeering a large earth moving vehicle and wreaking havoc with it. When I say large, I mean LARGE. The tires alone must be 12 feet tall in and of themselves. It's pretty cool to see the devastation this vehicle incurs. A fun film. Had the plot itself been a bit more thickened my rating would've been higher.


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