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Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998)

Ngo si seoi (original title)
A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

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Ron Smerczak ...
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General Sherman
Ton Pompert ...
CIA Chairman (as Tom Pompert)
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CIA Secretary (as Gloria Simon)
Fred van Ditmarsch ...
Airforce (as Johan van Ditmarsch)
Fritz Krommenhoek ...
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Dick Rienstra ...
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Rinaldo van Ommeren ...
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Pim Daane ...
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Jeremiah Flemming ...
Marine Assistant
Neil Berger ...
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Dik Brinksma ...
NAT Security Officer
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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 awry. 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 commanderblue

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts action violence | See all certifications »

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In the rooftop fight scene, 'Bradly James Allan' doubled for Ron Smoorenburg's footwork. See more »

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When 'Who am I' is chased by Dutch police cars in Rotterdam, the sirens by the police cars don't sound like they actually do in the Netherlands. See more »

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Morgan: Where are you from?
Airforce: I don't know
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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 »

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Ya Kuo Hu Di Ren (A Man in the Past)
Written by Lam Si
Performed by Emil Chow Wah-Kin
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uneven but interestingly plotted Chan fare with a simply AMAZING stunt at the end
28 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

As with Mr Nice Guy,this Jackie Chan vehicle is basically a Hong Kong production filmed in English with mostly western actors. It's actually an odd Chan film in some respects. For a start,the first third of the film hardly seems like a Chan film at all,apart from a few comic bits of business {Chan chased up a tree by a lion}which are mostly cut from the US version anyway. Even in shortened form,and with some good desert photography,the whole 'Chan finds himself among desert tribesmen' subplot seems an unnecessarily laborious way of getting into the amnesia story that becomes the main thrust of the story.

Nevertheless,after this the film becomes solid Chan fare with the same fast pacing of Mr Nice Guy. There's a great car chase and while the fights are quite short {as with most recent Chan films,he spends a lot of time running away from opponents},it's good to see Chan bashed about a bit-he looks very vulnerable in this film. Of course the acting is weak and some of the dialogue laughable {I'm not sure I agree with the reviewer here who says it was intentionally comic,but opinions differ!},while the intrigue of the amnesia/spy plot just becomes an excuse for the usual chasing around. However,one can almost forgive all this when the climax features a great fight on top of a skyscraper followed quite simply one of the most awesome and downright foolhardy stunts Chan has done. I won't describe it in detail,just see for yourself! You WILL be amazed.

There is a sense with Who Am I that the filmmakers attempted to tell a fairly complex story and then realised they were making a Jackie Chan movie and changed it accordingly,leaving a fair bit of confusion. Interestingly,Chan's original cut was around 3 hours long,and maybe that made more sense and balanced the two elements of the film better. Still,there's a lot of fun to be had here nevertherless. And just listen to Chan rap the part English,part Chinese theme song during the end credits.


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