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18 June 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »
The "Generation X Cops" are four young officers of the Hong Kong Police, joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nicholas Tse ... Jack

Stephen Fung ... Match
Sam Lee ... Alien
Grace Yip ... Y2K

Eric Tsang ... Inspector Chan

Daniel Wu ... Daniel
Tôru Nakamura ... Akatora

Terence Yin ... Tooth
Francis Ng ... Lok

Jaymee Ong ... Haze
Moses Chan ... Superindentent To (as Chan Ho)
Ken Lo ... Inspector Wing (as Low Houi Kang)
Bey Logan ... SDU Commander
Irene Luk ... Lok's girl
Tracy Wong ... Lok's girl
Vivian Lee ... Disco girl
Keiji Sato ... Akatora's thug
Ho-Ying Sin ... Lok's thug
Jackie Wong ... Sergeant
Ka Tung Lam ... Dinosaur
Alan Mak ... Correctional Officer
Yiu-Cheung Lai ... Inspector Tang

Bradley James Allan ... Akatora's Thug (as Brad Allan)
Yuk Wah Cheung
Mo-Chan Chik ... SDU
Joey Choi ... Lina Chow
Siu-Kei Chu
Chris Collins ... Yanni's Thug
Mike Hashizume ... Akatora's Thug
Sing Kwong Lai
Alannah Lam ... Assistant Chief Police Officer
Tak-Shing Lam
Losa ... Disco Dancer
Joe Man ... Police Cadet
Hideri Meiken ... Mr. Shimada

Alannah Ong
David John Saunders ... Terrorist (as David Saunders)

Robert Sparks ... Mr. Yanni
Kenji Tanigaki ... Terrorist
Jackie Tse ... Disco Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chun Han ... Gunman

Jackie Chan ... Poor Fisherman (uncredited)
Rocky Lai ... Akatora's Thug (uncredited)
Dave Taylor ... Board room agent (uncredited)
Jack Wai-Leung Wong ... Shooter (uncredited)
Joey Yau ... M.C. (uncredited)

Directed by
Benny Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benny Chan  writer
Koan Hui  writer
Yee-Wah Lee  writer
Bey Logan  English dialogue
Peter Tsi  screenplay

Produced by
Benny Chan .... producer
Jackie Chan .... executive producer
Willie Chan .... executive producer
John Chong .... producer
Thomas Chung .... executive producer
Solon So .... producer
Original Music by
Nathan Wang 
Cinematography by
Arthur Wong 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Production Design by
Bruce Yu 
Costume Design by
Bruce Yu 
Art Department
Sung Pong Choo .... storyboarding
Gary Young .... model builder
Sound Department
Michael Hoffman .... sound effects editor
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kam Tong Fok .... special effects
Bruce Law .... special effects coordinator
Yan-Lam Lee .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor
Dianna Oliva-Day .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Huitron Lynch .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Wah Cheung .... stunts (as Johnny Cheung)
Chun Han .... stunts (as Hon Chun)
Sing Kwong Lai .... stunts (as Lai Shing Kong)
Bruce Law .... car stunt coordinator
Bradley James Allan .... stunt double: Nicholas Tse and Eric Tsang (uncredited)
Bradley James Allan .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Bruce Khan .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Lai .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chin-cheng Fung .... electrician
Jimmy Wong .... Steadicam operator
Jimmy Wong .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Music Department
Shung Tak Cheung .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Jackie Chan .... presenter
David Criden .... director of adr: English
Chung Chi Li .... action director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dak ging san yan lui" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated R for violence and language
Japan:113 min | Argentina:113 min | Hong Kong:114 min
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Did You Know?

After the fight in Daniel's bar, Match asks Alien why he disabled a gun he'd taken from one of Daniel's thugs instead of using it, to which Alien responds that that's what Jackie Chan always does. Jackie Chan is one of the film's producers and has a small appearance at the end of the film.See more »
Continuity: In a meeting early in the movie, the discussion is interrupted by Chan's belated entrance. As Chan takes his seat, we see computer screens behind him. Between shots, these screens change three times though everyone in the room is seated at the table and the people nearest the computers are facing away from the keyboards.See more »
Akatora:History belongs to the winner and I will win.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
You Can't Stop MeSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Big budget fluff, done to a turn, 8 January 2005
Author: Libretio

GEN-X COPS (Te Jing Xin Ren Lei)

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (Anamorphic)

Sound format: Dolby Digital

Jackie Chan co-produced this routine blockbuster as a showcase for some of Hong Kong's hottest new teen stars, including Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Daniel Wu and comic relief Sam Lee. The convoluted storyline posits Tse, Fung and Lee as a trio of rebellious young cops, recruited as undercover agents by police commander Eric Tsang to investigate the shady business dealings between low-level Triad underling Wu and a Japanese crime lord (Toru Nakamura) who has seized a shipment of deadly explosives for nefarious purposes, prompting a sequence of betrayals and counter-betrayals amongst members of the opposing criminal factions, until events reach an explosive climax during a showdown at the newly-opened Hong Kong Convention Center.

Veteran director Benny Chan (A MOMENT OF ROMANCE, NEW POLICE STORY) marshals proceedings into a cohesive whole, though the movie fizzles badly after a dynamic opening sequence before rallying again somewhere around the halfway mark. The action scenes are staged and executed with all the breathless abandon one expects from HK cinema, but many of them unfold so quickly, it's often difficult to know who's doing what to whom, or even why, and crucial plot points are sometimes lost along the way. Few of the actors emerge with any credit, though Nakamura is admirably solemn as an English-speaking Japanese villain who clings to old-fashioned notions of truth and righteousness in a world where such virtues no longer have currency. The young leads are OK (Wu's transition from beleaguered second-in-command to ruthless hard man is surprisingly convincing), while Tsang spends much of his screen time trading insults with his younger, slicker police counterpart (Moses Chan). Stand-out set-pieces include a breathtaking skydive from the roof of a high-rise building, and the climactic scenes of destruction at the Hong Kong Convention Center, rendered via CGI and miniatures by a US effects team, supervised by Oscar-winner Joe Viskocil (INDEPENDENCE DAY, APOLLO 13).

Sensitive viewers may be irritated by some xenophobic comments directed toward the Japanese villains, and there's a couple of dialogue exchanges which play directly to bigoted attitudes about gay men, but the offence is fleeting, if unnecessary. Ultimately, this big budget fluff - designed to compete with a flood of Hollywood blockbusters dominating the HK box-office - amounts to little more than a feel-good fantasy thriller, as slick and hollow as the very films it seeks to emulate. A huge success on its home turf, the film spawned an inevitable sequel, GEN-Y COPS (2000).

(Cantonese and English dialogue)

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