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Well, one could hardly complain about renting what I thought it was a Jackie Chan movie entitled 'Young Tiger' on the DVD Cover. Once, I realized it wasn't, I watched it anyway. I was kind of worried in the opening scenes where the picture quality and dubbing was really poor, and the fight sequences even worse. The DVD cover is called 'Young Tiger', but the title on the film was 'Rumble in Hong Kong' (even, the marketing folks can't make up their minds), and apparently it's called 'Police Woman' here. Can't understand that choice because her character wasn't the main one.
Jackie (or Jacky) Chan plays the 2IC in a nasty street gang and he's mainly a supporting character, as his purpose is to torment our hero; the cab driver who wants to make the streets safe and is caught in a bad situation. Some ex-female member of the gang dies in his cab, and the gang are searching for a purse she had. She is related to the "Police Woman" character who assists the cabbie. The gang think the poor cabbie has got the purse. Anywho, what follows is an endless array of bad fight scenes and people talking off-camera. It's pretty bad, even for it's day 30 years ago. There is some unnecessary social commentary in there too. Hard to judge properly because the quality of transfer, and the dubbing were awful, but even so, I don't think this film was the great to begin with. If you are a Jackie Chan film fan, this film in 'Young Tiger' or whatever is a piece of crap banking on his success. I doubt it would have seen the light of day otherwise as a DVD in Australia.
*½ out of *****!
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