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Shinjuku Incident (2009) More at IMDbPro »San suk si gin (original title)

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Shinjuku Incident -- Superstar Jackie Chan stars in this action-packed crime drama as an immigrant looking for honest work, who soon finds himself a rising mafia crime boss battling the shadowy underworld of Asia's most ruthless gangs.
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Release Date:
2 April 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »
They destroyed his life... Now he'll destroy them all. See more »
A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Us Theaters Will Witness Jackie Chan’s Shinjuku Incident
 (From 1 February 2010, 7:31 AM, PST)

Latest MPAA Ratings: Bulletin No: 2105
 (From Rope Of Silicon. 27 January 2010, 1:20 PM, PST)

MPAA ratings: Jan. 27, 2010
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 27 January 2010, 10:00 AM, PST)

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Jackie Chan ... Steelhead

Naoto Takenaka ... Inspector Kitano

Daniel Wu ... Jie
Jinglei Xu ... Xiu Xiu / Yuko Eguchi (as Xu Jing Lei)
Masaya Katô ... Toshinari Eguchi

Bingbing Fan ... Lily (as Fan Bing Bing)
Tôru Minegishi ... Koichi Muranishi

Kenya Sawada ... Nakajima (as Kenya)
Jack Kao ... Gao Jie
Paul Chun ... Uncle De
Suet Lam ... Old Ghost
Hiroyuki Nagato ... Hara Ooda
Yasuaki Kurata ... Taro Watagawa
Kar Lok Chin ... Hongkie (as Chin Ka Lok)
Ken Lo ... Little Tai (as Kenneth Low)
Teddy Lin ... Tai Bao (as Teddy Lin Chun)
Wai-Fai Wong
Ga-Leung Chan (as Ringo Chan Ka Leong)
Lesley Chiang
Hiro Hayama
Yee Tong (as Kathy Yuen Ka Yi)
Gladys Fung (as Gladys Fung Ho Sze)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing-Chuen Cheung
Ryôka Ihara ... Ayako eguchi
Chi Ming Lau (as Chi Ming Liu)
Randy Muscles ... Gaijin (uncredited)

Directed by
Tung-Shing Yee 
Writing credits
Tung-Shing Yee (written by)

Tin Nam Chun  writer

Produced by
Jackie Chan .... executive producer
Willie Chan .... producer
Henry Fong .... associate producer
Norihisa Harada .... associate producer
Shirley Kao .... associate producer
Jamie Luk .... line producer
Solon So .... producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Kam 
Cinematography by
Nobuyasu Kita 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Chi-Leung Kwong 
Man To Tang 
Production Design by
Oliver Wong 
Art Direction by
Oliver Wong 
Costume Design by
Satoe Araki 
Angelo Bernardo Castillo 
Art Department
Fu Kei Tse .... props
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound effect designer
Kar Lok Chin .... action director
Kenji Tanigaki .... assistant stunt coordinator
Gang Wu .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... steadicam
Yoshimi Watabe .... gaffer

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Also Known As:
"San suk si gin" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Jackie Chan in Shinjuku Incident" - USA (dubbed version)
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Rated R for graphic violence, brief sexuality and drug use
119 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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The film was originally to be released on 25 September 2008 but was delayed because of resistance from Beijing government.See more »
Factual errors: Jackie Chan's character's name, Tie Tou, is translated as "Steelhead", but the literal translation should be iron head.See more »


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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Chan grows up, 27 September 2009
Author: Heislegend from United States

I want to start by saying this: if you're a fan of Jackie Chan's usual slapstick acrobatics and comedy that doesn't mean you should shy away from this film. Yes, many of those movies are great but it's also nice to know he know...actually act. Just think of it like Robin Williams doing One Hour Photo. Sure, you knew him as Mork, but he was absolutely perfect for his role in One Hour Photo as the insanely creepy photo lab guy. And so it goes for Jackie Chan. His bread and butter will always be goofball kung fu films but man...he can definitely act if he has to.

In terms of plot there really isn't much you haven't seen before in this film. If you've ever watched a movie about a guy crossing the Yakuza while trying to get the girl, not a whole lot will be new here. I did like the added sense of unity that most Yakuza movies lack with all of the Chinese immigrants. Also, the film touches on the often tenuous relationship that China and Japan share. That's not usually presented in a realistic manner...maybe in Jet Li's Fist Of Legend (still one of the best kung fu flicks to date in my opinion), but that's more of a period piece. And forget about all of those Men Behind The Sun films...while they may be somewhat accurate they're more like snuff films than a real historical look. This may also be (to my knowledge, anyway) Jackie's first Category III movie (for westerners who are unfamiliar, this would be the equivalent of the US's Unrated status or maybe the UK's 18 rating. And I think the Aussies have MA-18? Whatever). So it took Chan until his 50s to make a movie with enough substance to carry such a heavy rating.

I'd definitely recommend this for Jackie Chan fans...especially the ones who started to feel like they'd gotten a bit tired of seeing him doing the same "awe shucks" good guy hero thing. Don't get me wrong...Dragons Forever ranks right up there for me among kung fu films, but you can only milk that for so long, you know? Hell...even Adam Sandler moved on and, let's face it, he's not the most mature guy in the world. But Chan succeeds where Sandler failed...he proved he can be counted on in a dead serious role and deliver as good as ever.

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