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Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

Yat goh ho yan (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 March 1998 (USA)
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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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)
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Ice Cream Vendor
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Cook Show Audience (as Mina Godenzi)
Peter Houghton ...
Richard
Peter Lindsay ...
Grank, Demon Leader
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Victor (as David No)
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Sandy, Demon
Judy Green ...
Tina, Demon
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In Melbourne, the Chinese Chef Jackie has a successful show on television. The drug lord Giancarlo and his gang are dealing cocaine with The Demons gang, but they fight against each other. During the shooting, the snoopy reporter Diana and her partner are accidentally exposed and they flee with a VHS tape with the footage of the negotiation. On the street, she stumbles with Jackie and he helps her fighting against the gangsters. When they are escaping in his car, her tape accidentally mixes with other videotapes that Jackie has in a box on the backseat of his car. Jackie goes to his apartment and meets his girlfriend Miki while his nephews "borrow" the tape to watch. Meanwhile Giancarlo's gangsters are looking for the tape and abduct Miki. Jackie's friend Romeo, who is a police detective, chases the gangsters with other policemen while Jackie teams up with Diana and his friend Lakisha to release Miki from Giancarlo. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fight first. Apologize later. 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,442,468, 22 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,674,183, 7 June 1998
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Miki Lee's movie debut. See more »

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When Lakisha and Miki are calling Jackie when he is hanging onto the wheelbarrow dumper, they both say his name twice together. The second time, they are clearly not shown saying it. See more »

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The last scene shown in the opening credits, following the director's credit for Sammo Kam-Bo Hung is a quick shot from later in the film of Sammo Hung, as the angry biker, beating someone up. See more »

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The Perfect Combination of Action and Humor
20 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

In Melbourne, the Chinese Chef Jackie (Jackie Chan) has a successful show on television. The drug lord Giancarlo (Richard Norton) and his gang are dealing cocaine with The Demons gang, but they fight against each other. During the shooting, the snoopy reporter Diana (Gabrielle Fitzpatrick) and her partner are accidentally exposed and they flee with a VHS tape with the footage of the negotiation. On the street, she stumbles with Jackie and he helps her fighting against the gangsters. When they are escaping in his car, her tape accidentally mixes with other videotapes that Jackie has in a box on the backseat of his car. Jackie goes to his apartment and meets his girlfriend Miki (Miki Lee) while his nephews "borrow" the tape to watch. Meanwhile Giancarlo's gangsters are looking for the tape and abduct Miki. Jackie's friend Romeo (Vince Poletto), who is a police detective, chases the gangsters with other policemen while Jackie teams up with Diana and his friend Lakisha (Karen McLymont) to release Miki from Giancarlo.

"Yat goh ho yan", a.k.a. "Mr. Nice Guy", is a highly entertaining film with Jackie Chan in the lead role. The screenplay is the perfect combination of action and humor, with magnificent choreography. The final sequence with the huge mining vehicle is hilarious. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Mr. Nice Guy - Bom de Briga" ("Mr. Nice Guy – Good in Fight")


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