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Project A (1983)

'A' gai wak (original title)
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Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.

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 ... 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:

Nonstop Action On The High Seas! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

22 December 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan's Project A See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The U.S version distributed on videocassette and DVD by Miramax's studio division Dimension Films in North America in 2000, it has a new opening credits sequence, a new score, and dubbed English dialogue. In addition, eight minutes are cut from the original dialogue (one hour and forty-five minutes) to one hour and thirty-seven minutes. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Captain Chi: Who is laughing like that?
Jaws: Me, sir.
Captain Chi: Do you know what you're going to do?
Jaws: To laugh one thousand times?
Captain Chi: Police, shoot him dead!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

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

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User Reviews

 
Possibly the best Jackie Chan movie
20 January 1999 | by nizSee all my reviews

Project A combines a complex, twisting plot, a nice historical period setting, typical Chan humour, and of course, many breathtaking fight and stunt sequences. One scene: a bicycle chase though narrow alleys, has to be seen to be believed. The level of invention throughout is awesome, and will never be matched by Hollywood's output. Is this the best Jackie Chan movie? It is definitely a contender, but so many of his films are high quality that it becomes difficult to judge. See it, then make up your own mind.


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