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New Police Story (2004)

San ging chat goo si (original title)
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zheng Xiaofeng / Frank Cheng Siu-fung
Mak Bau ...
Robber (as Wong Tak Bun)
Winnie Leung ...
Female hostage
Wai-Leung Kwok ...
Male hostage (as Eric Kwok)
Deep Ng ...
Rocky, Wing's team member
Ken Lo ...
Kwong, Wing's team member (as Kenneth Low)
Tony Ho ...
Chui, Wing's team member
Timmy Hung ...
Tin Ming - Wing's team member (as Hung Tin Ming)
Tin Chiu Hung ...
Chiu - Wing's team member (as Hung Tin Chiu)
Carl, Wing's team member
Andrew Lin ...
Hoi, Wing's team member
Samuel Pang ...
Sam, Wing's team member
Phillip, Wing's team member


Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. Written by Ninja01

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Xin jing cha gu shi  »

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HKD 80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$715,319 (Hong Kong) (1 October 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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When we see the police hanging from the ropes from above, the ropes are visibly not under tension, showing that the actors are actually supported by safety lines. See more »


[Chan has just knocked a goon out cold]
Zheng Xiaofeng: [Stops fighting and looks at Chan's handiwork] Oh! That's my man!
[Is subsequently punched in the mouth]
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Return of the Master
31 December 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

There is always a suspicion when films come out with "New" in the title and particularly here, when you've had variations on the Police Story numbering over the years. Does it mean that the whole franchise has changed completely? Is Jackie Chan trying to pass on the mantle? How different is it really? Well, put it this way. The only thing that has changed is that it's better than the previous instalments.

New Police Story tells of Wing (Jackie Chan), a super-cop who has managed to solve the toughest and roughest cases for the Hong Kong police force. So much so that he gains a bit of cockiness. When a group of young guns led by Joe (Daniel Wu) start a crime spree by robbing banks and gunning down cops for fun, Wing declares that he would catch the criminals in just 3 hours. However, his plans bite the dust as his team are gunned down following a leak of his plans. Wing is knocked into drink and depression and rookie Fung (Nic Tse) come to egg him into revenge.

This film follows the style of the previous Police Story series in that it is gritty and dramatic as opposed to Jackie's comedic style. However, this film is very much darker than the previous ones. The usual stunts are there - including a bus sequence which reminds you of the original Police Story - but each stunt has been brought a new lease of life with some perfectionist choreography. I was impressed by Nic Tse's martial art stunts, which certainly were not easy, but mastered flawlessly. Daniel Wu caps off a very good year for him with a very good performance as the enemy. Credit goes to Benny Chan also, who really has pulled out all the stops for this movie.

This is one of Jackie Chan's best films and following some recent dismal Hollywood attempts, I'm really glad that he can still pull it off, particularly when there is a good script for him.

One to see the old master back at his best.

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