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The Accidental Spy (2001)

Te wu mi cheng (original title)
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This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Many Liu
Min Kim ...
Carmen Wong (as Kim Min Jeong)
Hsing-Kuo Wu ...
Lee Sang-Zen (as Wu Hsing Kuo)
Murat Yilmaz ...
Alfred Cheung ...
Cheung the Lawyer
Lillian Ho ...
Tsui / Stan
Vincent Kok ...
Moving Worker
Hang-Sang Poon ...
Rich Man
Paulyn Sun ...
Rich Man's Wife
Ping Ha ...
Cleaning Lady (as Ha Ping)
Ken Chang ...
Cop at Mall
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This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his instincts to trail two suspicious looking men into an alley. When he realizes that these men are robbing a jewelry store, he jumps into action to foil their plans. Soon after Bei meets Liu, a private investigator who convinces Bei that he may be the long-lost son of a rich Korean businessman. In no time, Bei is on his way to fulfill his dreams of adventure and fortune travelling to Korea and even exotic Turkey. As Bei is drawn deeper into the game of cat and mouse, he realizes he has become the key to locating a lung cancer virus. With an assortment of characters fighting him along the way, will Bei succeed in finding the virus himself? Written by Anonymous

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Ordinary guy. Extraordinary spy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong action violence, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Espía por accidente  »

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Box Office


HKD 200,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jackie Chan's last Golden Harvest movie. See more »


When Jackie is on the arm of the crane during the bank robbery sequence at the start of the movie, his safety line can be clearly seen as he moves around. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the outtakes, Buck accepts a mission in Verona, Italy. He sets someone up to get arrested. See more »


References Speed (1994) See more »


Gong Don Ci
Written by Liu Xue An and Cao Xue Qin
Performed by Vivian Hsu
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Butchered beyond belief
7 February 2004 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

If one of the earlier reviewers is correct, then the Dimension release (which I saw) must have butchered a passable original, for I can't imagine Chan being in anything this poor. The Accidental Spy was beautifully photographed with some excellent fight and car-chase sequences, but whomever redid the dialogue for the English-language market had little idea of plot or continuity. The sound quality was additionally horrid, making the film even harder to follow.

Hopefully one of these days I'll get to see the Chinese original. In this form, The Accidental Spy fares very poorly in comparison with Police Story or Drunken Master II.

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