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City Hunter (1993)

Sing si lip yan (original title)
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A self-indulgent private investigator winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director:

Jing Wong

Writers:

Tsukasa Hôjô (comic), Jing Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Ryu Saeba
Joey Wang ... Kaori Makimura / Carrie
Kumiko Goto Kumiko Goto ... Shizuko Imamura / Kyoko
Chingmy Yau ... Saeko Nogami / Anna
Gary Daniels ... MacDonald's Main Henchman
Carol Wan Carol Wan ... Saeko's Friend
Leon Lai ... Kôtetsu / Gundam
Lap-Man Sinn ... Rocky
Ken Lo ... Chen Ta-Wen (as Wai-kwong Lo)
Eric Kot ... DJ Soft
Jan Lamb ... DJ Hard (as Jan Lam)
Richard Norton ... Col. MacDonald
San Yip San Yip
Ki Yan Lam
Donna Chu
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Storyline

While searching for the daughter of a Japanese publishing magnate, private investigator Ryu Saeba and his assistant Kaori are caught up in the middle of a cruise liner highjacking. It's up to Ryu to save the day...but can he do it on an empty stomach? Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Taglines:

He's out of town, out of time and out of his depth!

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

16 January 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

City Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (DVD release) (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Street Fighter sequence was recorded in real time, with wirework and special effects enhancing the action, to match it with the arcade fighting game, as can be seen in the special features of some DVD releases of the film. They also used the SNES Music instead of the CPS-1 Music. See more »

Goofs

Wires holding the characters in the air are visible in the 2-D fighting scene. See more »

Quotes

Ryô Saeba: How do I get to the casino from here?
Hideyuki Makimura: Take the elevator.
Ryô Saeba: No, I mean by stealth.
Hideyuki Makimura: Take the elevator and don't tell anyone.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The song-and-dance sequence which made references to Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer and The New Kids on the Block was not subtitled on the FOX DVD. The UK dubbed version of the film cut the sequence out completely, confusing the viewer in regards to why the singers show up later in the film. See more »

Connections

Remade as City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes (2019) See more »

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Jackie Chan As A Comic-Strip Private Eye
25 May 1999 | by gerrytwoSee all my reviews

Jackie Chan plays a womanizing private eye known as City Hunter in this Wong Jing directed movie. The movie is played for surreal laughs part of the time. But with Wong Jing at the helm of this comic strip of a movie, that is no surprise. When you watch this movie, you realize that Jackie Chan knows how to pick stories and direct himself better than anyone else.

I saw this movie on the Media Arts DVD released in April, 1999. The Japanese manufactured DVD has subtitles in 8 languages, including English and Spanish. The aspect ratio is 2.35 and the image quality is very fine.


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