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The Accidental Spy -- aka Dak miu mai shing
The Accidental Spy -- Internationally-acclaimed star Jackie Chan is Bei, a less-than-successful exercise equipment salesman who yearns for excitement in his life.
The Accidental Spy -- US Home Video Trailer from Buena Vista Home Entertainment


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Release Date:
18 January 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »
Ordinary guy. Extraordinary spy
This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Buck Yuen

Eric Tsang ... Many Liu

Vivian Hsu ... Yong
Min Kim ... Carmen Wong (as Kim Min Jeong)
Hsing-kuo Wu ... Lee Sang-Zen (as Wu Hsing Kuo)
Murat Yilmaz ... Celik
Alfred Cheung ... Cheung the Lawyer
Lillian Ho ... Candice
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Tsui / Stan
Vincent Kok ... Moving Worker
Poon Hang Sen ... Rich Man
Paulyn Sun ... Rich Man's Wife
Ping Ha ... Cleaning Lady (as Ha Ping)
Ken Chang ... Cop at Mall

Glory Simon ... TCN Field Reporter
Vahdet Çakar ... Police Officer
Ahmet T. Uygun ... TCN News Crew (as Ahmet Uygun)
Rakela Kunyo ... TCN News Crew
Cheung Tat Chuen ... TCN News Crew
Erdem Kaya ... TCN News Crew
Emre Tannverdi ... TCN News Crew
Abrim Gurgen ... TCN News Crew
Faith Koroglu ... TCN News Crew
Wai Hung Chan ... TCN News Crew
Eric Lee ... Lee's Bodyguard

Bradley James Allan ... Lee's Bodyguard
Paul Andreovski ... Lee's Bodyguard
Anthony Carpio ... Lee's Boydguard (as Carpio Anthony)
Gordon Milne ... Lee's Bodyguard (as Gordon William George Milne)
Siros Niaros ... Lee's Bodyguard

Scott Adkins ... Lee's Bodyguard (as Scott Edward Atkins)
Raven Choi ... Lee's Bodyguard
Taner Barlas ... Priest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rezzak Aklar ... United Nations Scientist
Sirma Bradley ... United Nations Scientist
Man-Ching Chan
Sai-Tang Chan
Wilgun Cinal ... United Nations Scientist
Burak Damah ... Turkish Family - Son
Chiu-Yau Dang ... Robber
Ipek Deger ... Turkish Family
Hervé Décalion ... CIA Agent (as Herve Decalion)

Dana Flynn ... Girlfriend of Mafia Boss (as Didem Erol)

Orhan Güner ... United Nations Scientist (as Orhan Guler)
Fatih Haciosmanoglu ... United Nations Scientist
James Hills ... Beggar
Anthony Rene Jones ... Philip Ashley (as Tony Jones)
Choo Gyne Jung ... Buck's Mom
Selim Kocak ... Fishing Village Prayer
Joh Young Kwan ... Park Won Jung
Yung Kwan ... Robber
Kennedy Lau ... Korean Officer
Lemon Liu ... Korean Offical
Yildinm Ocek ... Bank Manager
Erdinç Olgaçli ... Turkish Family
Ray Pang ... Bartender
Figen Amber Senbas ... Bank Clerk
Pamela Spencer ... Fishing Village Woman
Alay Stailmis ... United Nations Scientist
Hamit Suzen ... Fishing Village Kid
Paxton Winters ... United Nations Scientist
Man-Chun Wong ... Mall cop
Ming-Sing Wong ... Salesman (as Wong Ming Sing)
Stephanie Wong ... Korean Officer
Kin-Wai Yan ... Bank robber

Gordon Alexander ... Hitman (uncredited)
Piggy Chan ... Korean Offical (uncredited)
Teddy Chan ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Athena Chu ... Woman Interested in Gym Equipment (uncredited)
Mustafa Presheva ... Italian Mob (uncredited)

Directed by
Teddy Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rod Dean  English adaptation
Ivy Ho 

Produced by
David Chan .... executive producer
Jackie Chan .... producer
Raymond Chow .... producer
Stephen Chu .... executive producer
Neung-yeon Joh .... line producer
Candy Leung .... line producer
Original Music by
Peter Kam  (as Pui Tat Kam)
Cinematography by
Wing-Hang Wong 
Film Editing by
Chi-Leung Kwong 
Production Design by
Kenneth Mak 
Art Direction by
Ziya Ulkenciler 
Oliver Wong  (as Oliver Wong Yui Man)
Set Decoration by
Haluk Ünlü 
Costume Design by
Shirley Chan 
Makeup Department
Yun-Ling Man .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ali Akdeniz .... production manager: Turkey
Jo Jo Hui .... production supervisor
Wan-Yee Lai .... assistant production manager: Hong Kong
Ching-Jun Lee .... production manager: Hong Kong (as Jeanette Lee)
Wallace Nip .... production manager: Hong Kong
Ken Park .... executive in charge of production
Wing Yee Alice Tse .... assistant production manager: Hong Kong
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lemon Liu .... second assistant director
Yasemin Samdereli .... third assistant director
Ahmet T. Uygun .... first assistant director
Man-ching Wong .... assistant director (as Wong Man Ching)
Liu Yick Man .... assistant director
Art Department
Kung Chan .... props
Kam-Cheong Fung .... props
Hulya Karakas .... assistant art director
Na Young Kim .... assistant property master: Korea
Hin-Leung Tsang .... props
Ming-Lun Tsui .... props
Eda Tutuk .... assistant art director
Kin-Hung Wong .... props
Nergis Çaliskan .... prop buyer
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer: 2002 US re-release
Steve Chan .... sound recordist (as Steve Chan Wai Wung)
Matt Dubin .... sound recordist: 2002 rerelease
David Knauer .... sound recording engineer
Val Kuklowsky .... supervising sound editor
Wai Hung Kwong .... foley artist
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Stephen Ma .... special visual effects supervisor
Wai-Yuk Tang .... special visual effects supervisor
Chuen Cho Ting .... special visual effects supervisor (as Ting Cho Chuen)
Scott Adkins .... stunts
Gordon Alexander .... stunts
Bradley James Allan .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Bradley James Allen)
Paul Andreovski .... assistant stunt coordinator
Alain Bour .... stunt driver: Turkey
Anthony Carpio .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Carpio Anthony)
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Philippe Dailler .... stunt driver: Turkey
Cyrille Dufaut .... stunt driver: Turkey
Hervé Décalion .... stunt driver: Turkey
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... stunt driver: Turkey
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... car stunt coordinator: Turkey
Keung-Kuen Lai .... stunt coordinator (as Benny Lai)
Rocky Lai .... stunts
Laurent Mulot .... stunt driver: Turkey
Siros Niaros .... stunt performer
Daniel Patrick O'Neill .... stunt performer (as Daniel O'Neill)
Pascal Roblin .... stunt driver: Turkey
Wei Tung .... stunt coordinator
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Wong Wai Leung)
Ming-Sing Wong .... deputy stunt coordinator
Bradley James Allan .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Andreovski .... stunts (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kam-Chuen Chan .... still photographer (as Chan Kam Chuen)
Durmus Demirezen .... gaffer
Chin-cheng Fung .... electrician
Yuen Chun Ming .... focus puller
Man-Ching Ng .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yu Ho Tang .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Rod Dean .... editorial consultant
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (US score)
Transportation Department
Menderes Demir .... transportation captain: Turkey
Other crew
Bahadir Atay .... location manager: Turkey
Chan Mang Chin .... assistant to director
Erhan Ozogul .... production accountant
Ebru Pilten .... production coordinating assistant
Wei Tung .... action choreographer
Cheung Sun Yee .... script supervisor
Garson Yu .... title designer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Te wu mi cheng" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for strong action violence, some drug content and nudity
108 min | Argentina:92 min | USA:87 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (English version) | SDDS (English version) | Dolby Digital
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Miramax (a subsidiary of Disney) acquired the international distribution rights to the film (outside of Asia). Like many Jackie Chan films distributed by Disney, scenes were cut, foreign dialog was dubbed, and the music score was changed. However, Miramax made so many changes to the film that it almost changed the entire movie for its release on video in 2004 by the home video division, called Dimension Home Video.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Sink the Bismarck! (1960)See more »
Gong Don CiSee more »


What are the differences between the International Version and the Hong Kong Version?
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Butchered beyond belief, 7 February 2004
Author: Jack Yan from Wellington, New Zealand

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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