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Project A (1983)

A gai waak (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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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Trivia

The scene where Jackie Chan emerges from the barrel of water was part of a much longer sequence that didn't make the final cut, where he and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung are chased to a brothel by the army. Then after Chan is shown fully dressed, a fight took place in and around the brothel after he and Hung were handcuffed together. Most of the ideas were re-used by Chan for Project A 2 (1987), in the sequence where he and a fellow officer are handcuffed to each other and are trying to fend off a gang. 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

Outtakes from the film, including one of the takes from the famous clock tower scene See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011) See more »

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One of Jackie's BEST!!!
30 May 1999 | by KarthikSee all my reviews

Project A, I feel, is one of Jackie Chan's best movies. It's one of the funniest, most action-packed, most entertaining movies I've ever seen. I'd give it a 10/10. I must have seen this one at least 20-30 times. If you haven't seen it, please do. Chan and his co-stars, Samo Hung and Yuen Biao are really fun to watch, and the stunts are excellent (the bicycle chase scene, the scene in the clock tower,...). Here in India it's available on video and VCD in a severely cut version- scenes are eliminated for no reason at all. This version runs only 90 minutes or so. See the complete version. I've heard Project A Part II is even better, but I haven't been able to see a good print of it. Along with this, Operation Condor: Armour of God II, I feel, are his best.


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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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