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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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Fight first. Apologize later. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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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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Mr. Nice Guy  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$12,674,183 (USA) (5 June 1998)
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Trivia

Emil Chau plays an ice cream vendor, a role that he also played in Hong faan kui (1995). His appearance is meant to surprise Chinese viewers, because of his iconic status in his country. See more »

Goofs

During the initial chase sequence, Jackie and Diana are on the other side of the metal fence with the thugs attempting to climb it. In the next shot, the thugs' positions on the fence change. See more »

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The last scene shown in the opening credits, following the director's credit for Sammo Hung Kam-Bo 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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Nonstop action - and what action!
13 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

The thinnest plot imaginable (1: Bad guys think Jackie has an incriminating tape, 2: Bad guys go after him), but it doesn't matter; the movie serves up one virtuoso action sequence after another, and some priceless comic dialogue as well ("Oh my God, you want the tape too? If you find it PLEASE take it"). Jackie was 43 when this was filmed, but he sure hadn't lost a bit of his physical dexterity. This film is much better in every way than his American "breakthrough" hit, "Rumble In The Bronx", and Richard Norton makes an enjoyable villain. (***)


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