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Project A (1983)

'A' gai wak (original title)
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Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action and music.

Directors:

Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (uncredited)

Writers:

Jackie Chan, Jack Maeby (english adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Sergeant Dragon Ma Yue Lung
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Fei
Biao Yuen ... Captain Tzu
Dick Wei ... Lor Sam Pau
Mars ... Jaws
Isabella Wong Isabella Wong ... Winnie (as Winnie Wong)
Tai-Bo ... Tai (as Pa Tai)
Ng Long Cheung Ng Long Cheung ... VIP Club Bouncer (as Wu Long Cheung)
Hoi Sang Lee ... Li Chou Kou (as Hai-Shung Lee)
Hoi-San Kwan ... Captain Chi
Wai Wong ... Chow Wing Ling
Fat Wan Fat Wan ... Thug (as Wan Tat)
Yeong-Mun Kwon Yeong-Mun Kwon ... (as Wing-Man Kwan)
Ho Kai Law
Hark-Sun Lau Hark-Sun Lau ... Admiral (as Hak Suen Lau)
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Storyline

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. Reluctantly, the Coast Guard is given money to fight these pirates, but the pirates themselves have many contacts (that is, bribed officials) in the government, and seek to thwart the Coast Guard's efforts to eliminate them. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made fools of. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

A rip-roaring adventure on the old china coast... See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

22 December 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan's Project A See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the stunts, involving a fall from a tower, almost cost Jackie Chan his life. See more »

Goofs

When dragon trips Mr. Chan, the lamp that he uses to trip him with clearly bends. See more »

Quotes

Winnie: You're going too fast!
Dragon Mi Yong: You'll drive me mad!
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Outtakes from the film, including one of the takes from the famous clock tower scene See more »

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The US version deletes scenes from the HK version See more »

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Jackie's Best
26 May 2005 | by no-skylineSee all my reviews

Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Samo Heung were all at the height of their considerable powers when this film was made and it shows. This blows just about every other martial arts film out of the water faster than any of San Pao's pirates ever could. With humour, suspense and a half decent plot thrown in to add to the blistering action I found this to be the 'three dragons' most accessible film to a western audience. The humour translates well and three sequences stand out as some of the best action scenes ever put to film the three being Jackie's homage to 'Safety Last' by falling from the clock tower, the bonkers bike chase through increasingly narrow city streets, and the final showdown defeat of San Pao by Jackie, Yuen Biao and Samo (with a little help from Mars and some wayward grenades). This is the pinnacle of Jackie Chans stunt career and is near impossible to better and I doubt that anyone will ever reach this level of stunt excellence again. If you only ever see one Jackie Chan film see this one as it is truly unique.


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