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Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone array. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. Written by
'Jackie Chan' performs the song played during the credits. See more »
When Jackie fights South African Police officials, he is hand-cuffed. But, in between, when he hits an office his hands are untied and in the very next scene his hands are tied again (43:30) See more »
In the tradition of every Jackie Chan film, outtakes appear under the end credits. All of Jackie's outtakes involve bloopers only. The only injury on the outtakes is a stunt driver being brought out on a stretcher. See more »
Jackie Chan is a special operative, part of an elite military unit who are employed to capture a group of scientist working on a potent force that can be a power source or a weapon of mass destruction. After the job the group is betrayed and their helicopter forced to crash Jackie is the only survivor. He comes too much later in an African village having lost his memory. When he has regained full strength he begins to try and find who he is however his ex-employers are also keen to ensure he knows nothing and that they can complete their work.
The story here is solid not much more can be said than that. It works quite well as a thriller plot but it wouldn't stand up by itself. Happily we have two things saving the plot. The first is the strand of physical comedy that runs through Chan's work here we have plenty of little jokes scattered around, e.g. Chan is fighting one man and uses the man's tie against him, another man waits to fight Chan but pointedly removes his tie first! The second (and more important) aspect is the fight scenes. For much of the film the action seems to be toned down indeed there are only 4 or 5 main scenes in the movie where Chan lets rip. However all of these are good, however the final roof top fight (in fact the whole last 20 minutes) is excellent and worth watching the film for.
As always the film doesn't worry about details rather it focuses on choreography. This means we have bad support actors .and we do! It means that things like realism and continuity go out the window ..a car slides on it's side, spins and then turns over again however seconds later it has no scratches anywhere! And some of the early special effects are a little ropy. Although these are minor problems.
Chan is excellent in the lead and is a real wonder to watch I wish I could move like him now never mind when I'm his age. His ability at both martial arts and comedy helps this film immensely. It is hard to fault him for effort.
Overall this is a good Chan movie it has the same faults as all his movies do, but it's funny, has some good action scenes and ends with a really good conclusion. Well worth watching.
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