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20 March 1998 (USA) See more »
Fight first. Apologize later. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jackie Chan ... Jackie

Richard Norton ... Giancarlo
Miki Lee ... Miki
Karen McLymont ... Lakisha
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick ... Diana
Vince Poletto ... Romeo

Barry Otto ... Baggio

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... 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

David No ... Victor

Rachel Blakely ... Sandy, Demon
Judy Green ... Tina, Demon
Stefan Fredrich ... Demon (as Stephan Fredrich)
Stuart Ritchie ... Demon
Jonathan Isgar ... Demon
Kyne Sedgman ... Demon
Steve Kahlua ... Demon
Matt Trihey ... Demon
Matthew Meersbergen ... Demon
Les Vzice ... Demon
Karl Ajami ... Giancarlo's Man
Frederick MacGlure ... Giancarlo's Man

Bradley James Allan ... Giancarlo's Man (as Bradley Allan)
Douglas Macdonald ... Giancarlo's Man (as Douglas 'Rocky' Macdonald)
Paul Andreovski ... Giancarlo's Man
Robert Lowe ... Giancarlo's Man
David Baldwin ... Giancarlo's Man
Ian Mall ... Giancarlo's Man
Kerry Blakeman ... Giancarlo's Man

Zeq McCoy ... Giancarlo's Man (as Den McCoy)
Mark Campbell ... Giancarlo's Man
Mike Menzies ... Giancarlo's Man
Terry Carter ... Giancarlo's Man
Jason Murphy ... Giancarlo's Man

Dennis Lundin ... Giancarlo's Man (as Dennis Christensen)
Michael Noonan ... Giancarlo's Man (as John Michael Noonan)
Tony Doherty ... Giancarlo's Man
George Novak ... Giancarlo's Man

Cameron Douglas ... Giancarlo's Man
Grant Page ... Giancarlo's Man
Paul Douglas ... Giancarlo's Man
Puven Pather ... Giancarlo's Man
Stuart Ellis ... Giancarlo's Man

Harry Pavlidis ... Giancarlo's Man

Mark Fitzpatrick ... Giancarlo's Man
George Popovich ... Giancarlo's Man
Stuart Fraser ... Giancarlo's Man
Johnny Raaen ... Giancarlo's Man (as John Raaen)
Michael Hammad ... Giancarlo's Man
Joseph Sayah ... Giancarlo's Man
Habby Heske ... Giancarlo's Man
Gary Shambrooke ... Giancarlo's Man
Brent Houghton ... Giancarlo's Man
Vess Svorcan ... Giancarlo's Man
Richard Huggett ... Giancarlo's Man
Graham Jahne ... Giancarlo's Man
Davin Taylor ... Giancarlo's Man
Chris Kemp ... Giancarlo's Man
Darko Tuscan ... Giancarlo's Man
Jade Weitering ... Giancarlo's Man
Damon Young ... Giancarlo's Man
Aaron Notarfrancesco ... Sanny
Jake Notarfrancesco ... Nancy
Frederick Miragliotta ... NEA Head Officer
Nick Carrafa ... NEA Head Officer
Rod Catteral ... NEA Agent
Ben Mitchell ... NEA Agent
Mark Neal ... NEA Agent

Jerome Pride ... NEA Agent

Keith Agius ... Special Agent Team Leader
Greg Jamieson ... Priest
Matthew Dyktynski ... Floor Manager
Salik Silverstein ... Cook Show Director
Lynne Murphy ... Baby Sitter

Nicholas Bufalo ... Passerby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shane Alexander ... Passer By
Carla Bonner ... Cameo (uncredited)

Glen Chin ... Man (uncredited)

Dan Tucker ... Ken (uncredited)

Directed by
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung  (as Samo Hung)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fibe Ma  screenplay
Edward Tang  screenplay

Produced by
Lam Chua .... executive producer
Lam Chua .... producer
Leonard Ho .... executive producer
Leonard Ho .... producer
Barbi Taylor .... line producer
Original Music by
Clarence Hui 
Peter Kam 
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Raymond Lam (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Chi Wai Yau 
Casting by
Maura Fay 
Production Design by
Horace Ma 
Set Decoration by
Brent Houghton 
Costume Design by
Fung-San Lui 
Makeup Department
Paul Pattison .... head of department
José Luis Pérez .... makeup department head
Production Management
Marc Ashton .... assistant unit manager
Joe Fineman .... post-production executive
Mark Graziano .... post-production supervisor
Sara King .... post-production executive
Sylvia Liu .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Fay .... third third assistant director
Sharon Lam .... third assistant director (as Shu Ming Lam)
Ka-Yan Leung .... second assistant director
Ke Ming Lin .... first assistant director (as Hark Ming Lam)
Lemon Liu .... third third assistant director
Toni Raynes .... third third assistant director
Art Department
Michael Hill .... carpenter
Yui Nung Leung .... props
Simon McCutcheon .... set dresser
Sound Department
Joe Bosco .... adr recordist
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor (as Paul Clay)
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Sam Gemette .... sound effects editor
Vic Kaspar .... sound effects editor
Vanessa Lapato .... sound editor
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor
Peter McBain .... dialogue editor
Ian McLoughlin .... sound mixer
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christian Minkler)
Gavin Myers .... sound effects editor
Peter Oreckinto .... sound re-recording engineer
Tally Paulos .... adr editor
Brian Pierret .... sound recordist
Paul Pirola .... sound mixer
Dennis Sager .... re-recording engineer
Roger Savage .... sound mixer
Steven M. Sax .... sound editor
Dean St. John .... adr mixer: English version
Dean St. John .... sound: English version
Gretchen Thornburn .... sound
Paul Tinta .... assistant adr editor
Special Effects by
Peter Felicetti .... consulting structural engineer
Jeff Little .... senior special effects technician
Tim O'Brien .... special effects technician
Angelo Sahin .... special effects crew
Peter Stubbs .... special effects
Kevin Turner .... special effects technician
Man-Ching Chan .... stunts (as Chan Man Ching)
Andy Cheng .... stunts
Wing Cho .... stunt coordinator (as Cho Wing)
Timmy Hung .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rocky Lai .... stunts
Master Lee .... stunts
Seung Hoon Lee .... stunts (as Les Seung Hoon)
Chung Chi Li .... stunts (as Li Chung Chi)
Mars .... stunts (as Chiang Wing Fat)
Vic Wilson .... assistant stunt coordinator
Bradley James Allan .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Andreovski .... stunts (uncredited)
Kerry Blakeman .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Campbell .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Carter .... stunts (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Man-Ching Chan .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Andy Cheng .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Wah Cheung .... stunts (uncredited)
Stuart Fraser .... stunts (uncredited)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Graham Jahne .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Kemp .... stunts (uncredited)
Dennis Lundin .... stunts (uncredited)
Mars .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Rocky McDonald .... stunts (uncredited)
George Novak .... stunts (uncredited)
Grant Page .... stunts (uncredited)
Puven Pather .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Russ Price .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Raaen .... stunts (uncredited)
Warwick Sadler .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Shambrooke .... stunts (uncredited)
Vess Svorcan .... stunts (uncredited)
Davin Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Terrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Darko Tuscan .... stunts (uncredited)
Annette Van Moorsel .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mick Van Moorsel .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jade Weitering .... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Wilson .... action coordinator (uncredited)
Vic Wilson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Vic Wilson .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Vic Wilson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Vic Wilson .... stunt player (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tov Belling .... assistant camera
Tov Belling .... second focus puller
David Cassar .... remote electric
Kwok Hung Chan .... dp: second unit (as Joe Chan)
John Cummings .... electrical manager
Simon Davidson .... still photographer
Kieran Doolan .... clapper loader
Ho-Yuen Fong .... still photographer
Ian William Godenzi .... camera operator
Michael Hughes .... assistant lighting
Andrew Jerram .... assistant camera
Trish Keating .... assistant camera
Raymond Lam .... steadicam operator
Jamie Leckie .... assistant grip
Tin Wai Lee .... camera operator
Timothy Morrison .... assistant lighting
Grant Sweetman .... assistant camera
Janek Szalc .... set generator
Colin Williams .... lighting technician
Louise Williams .... assistant camera
Man Shing Wong .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Syd Cole .... negative cutter
Marie Hélène Desbiens .... negative cutter
Michael J. Duthie .... editorial consultant (as Michael Duthie)
Kwok-Yip Lee .... post-production assistant
Chi Wah Leung .... post-production coordinator
Mato .... color timer
Sam Seig .... first assistant editor
Elvio Sordoni .... second assistant editor
Location Management
Stephen Brett .... location manager
Music Department
Terry Delsing .... music editor
Bradford Ellis .... additional orchestrator
Toby Emmerich .... executive in charge of music
Joy Moody .... assistant to composer
Tue Nguyen .... music supervisor
Lise Richardson .... supervising music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
J. Peter Robinson .... orchestrator
Dana Sano .... music executive
Other crew
Stephen Apostolina .... adr voice group (as Steve Apostolina)
Catherine Battistone .... adr voice group
Jeff Behlendorf .... post-production accountant
Trish Carney .... production coordinator
Glen Chin .... dialogue coach: English
Roberta Chow .... production coordinator: los angeles
Peter Culpin .... safety supervisor
Spencer Faulkner .... unit base assistant
John Fox .... armorer
Jean Gilpin .... adr voice group
Gina Hallas .... production accountant
Eddie Hardy .... body double
Bridget Hoffman .... adr voice group
Mars .... action director
Randall Montgomery .... adr voice group
Jonathan Nichols .... adr voice group
George Novak .... safety officer
Mark Ordesky .... production executive
Paul Pape .... adr voice group
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Diz White .... adr voice group
Megan Worthy .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yat goh ho yan" - Hong Kong (original title)
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" - Australia (working title), USA
"Nice Guy" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for pervasive action violence, some sensuality and drug content
97 min (original version) | USA:88 min | Spain:84 min (DVD edition) | 86 min (Fan Edit)
Color (Cineart)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | DTS (US prints) | SDDS (US prints)
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:AL (video premiere) | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Russia:12+ | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (direct to video) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13

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As seen in the credits, Jackie Chan had to learn how to cook professionally to give him a realistic appearance of a television chef.See more »
Continuity: During the mall chase sequence, Jackie kicks the first chair, clearly in the air, at the blonde thug. The next shot when the thug jumps over it, the chair is merely sliding on the ground.See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Amusing and funny Jackie film , this time in Melbourne against nasty drug smugglers, 20 May 2012
Author: ma-cortes

Melbourne, Australia, TV Journalist Diana (Gabrielle Fitzpatrick) tapes evidence against drug lord Giancarlo (Richard Norton), but on her way away , she is spotted and has to escape . Chinese Jackie (Jackie Chan) is a well known television chef who accidentally gets involved with the 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 . But when Jackie's visiting sweetheart Miki (Miki Lee) gets abducted for the tape as ransom.

Jackie Chan's vehicle with plenty of over-the-top action , thrills , explosions , ingenious stunts , tongue-in-cheek and amusing music . This exciting movie is packed with adventure , intrigue , unstopped action , overwhelming stunt-work and lots of fights but with humor . Jackie Chan is top-notch as one army man fighting a group of heinous nasties led by Richard Norton and as always he makes his own stunts like is well showed . Awesome , incredible stunts and brief comic touches , as usual . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times , but frantic action sequences make up for it . Spotlights movie include spectacular brawls in a mall , Jackie in a crane , jumping down a building , on a roof , in a globe , impressive and interminable fights with Chan dangling and downing , a funny door games , a breathtaking final full of destruction with a giant truck and other extraordinary action sequences in overwhelming style . This is a diverting action movie distinguished by nice cinematography of the spectacular sequences , and contains agreeable sense of humor such as previous entry . In the film appears known Outback secondary actors as Rachel Blakely , Barry Otto and Gabrielle Fitzpatrick as an intrepid reporter . Jackie Chan usually forms couple to notorious actors as Sammo Hung here as an unfortunate cyclist and also filmmaker and actresses as Maggie Cheung and Michelle Yeoh . In this outing Jackie contends a notorious Kung-Fu actor , Richard Norton , a fine action star in their own right and with a relatively successful career , that stands out as a masked ninja, in ¨Octagon¨ (1980), and their grueling final combat endures as a classic cinematic fight scene , director Robert Clouse chose Norton to be one of the ensemble heroes in ¨Force Five¨ (1981), an international hit, and the young martial artist's career in movies took off , his reputation for stellar performances emerged largely from high-energy Hong Kong films directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and starring Jackie Chan in the mid-'80s. Muscular charisma made Norton the perfect Anglo bad boy for ¨Winners and sinners¨ (1985) and ¨Millionaires Express¨ . His collaborations with Cynthia Rothrock catapulted him to a high level of fame . Sammo Hung encouraged Norton to play in ¨Superchef¨ the "Guy" nemesis, a well-heeled gangster, with eccentric edginess, Norton embraced the assignment and delivered one of the best , though some excessive, co-starring performances in all of Chan's films.

¨Superchef¨ is a passable action movie distinguished by ferocious sequences , and packs silly sense of humor as well as Jackie's former and subsequent entries . Furthermore , moving and thrilling original musical score fitting to action . Good cinematography by Raymond Lam filmed in Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia . The picture achieved success in China and around the world . However , Jackie Chan's failed at Box-office in his American debut ,¨Battle creek brawl¨ . Chan usually pays overt homage to two of his greatest influences as Charles Chaplin and Harold Lloyd . Chan is a hard-working actor and director throughout his long and varied career . He went on playing ¨Cannoball¨ , ¨The protector¨ and "Rumble in the Bronx", until getting all American success with ¨Shangai Knights¨ , ¨The tuxedo¨ , ¨Around the world in 80 days¨ and ¨Rush hour¨ trilogy , and the recent ¨Karate kid¨. Of course , his biggest hits were ¨The Police story¨ series that won the Golden Horse Award, a Chinese version of the Oscar , the first was titled ¨Police story(1985)¨ directed by the same Chan , it was a perfect action film for enthusiastic of the genre ; the following was ¨Police story 2(1988)¨also pretty violent and with abundant humor touches. It's followed by ¨Supercop¨ or ¨Police story 3¨ and finally, ¨Police story IV : Crime story . ¨Superchef¨ rating : Acceptable and fun film that has its sensational moments here and there , but also with abundant humor touches mostly provided by its agile star , the super Jackie . It's a satisfying action film for enthusiast of the genre and specially for Jackie fans .

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