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Police Story (1985)

Ging chaat goo si (original title)
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A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Chan Ka Kui
Maggie Cheung ... May
Brigitte Lin ... Selina Fong (as Brigette Lin)
Kwok-Hung Lam Kwok-Hung Lam ... Supt. Raymond Li
Bill Tung ... Inspector Bill Wong
Yuen Chor ... Mr. Chu Tao
Charlie Cho ... John Ko
Chi-Wing Lau ... Cheung, the Lawyer
Hark-On Fung ... Danny Koo
Hing-Yin Kam Hing-Yin Kam ... Inspector Man
Mars ... Kim
Tai-Bo ... Lee / Snake Eyes
Ken Tong ... Tom (as Kent Tong)
Fat Wan Fat Wan ... Jacknife / Mad Wing
Fung Woo ... Shau Tau Kok Station Commander
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Storyline

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. Written by Yaron <yaron@starlight.trendline.co.il>

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You may know the name, but the game has changed.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, brief sexual humor and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 December 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Story See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended print) | (New Line Version) (USA) | (edited) | (USA) (1988)

Sound Mix:

Mono (original release)| Dolby (re-mastered version)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Brigitte Lin did many of her own stunts. See more »

Goofs

During the bus chase in the beginning of the film, when the bus goes down the street with road works the goon holding the knife on the driver is actually holding the knife with the blunt edge against the drivers neck. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Chan Ka Kui: [after being assigned to protect her from Koo's men, Kevin tries to persuade Selina to go home after she's been released from jail] Miss Fong, it's much too dangerous out here. Please go home.
Selina Fong: I'll do what I want.
Kevin Chan Ka Kui: Miss Fong, it's for your own safety.
Selina Fong: [annoyed] Look, I don't need your protection, so get lost! Leave me alone!
Kevin Chan Ka Kui: Are you sure? Do you know what happened to four other witnesses who said that?
Selina Fong: [sarcastically] What? Somebody shot em? Don't try to scare me. So go on... what happened?
Kevin Chan Ka Kui: Uh... ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Versions released in the US prior to the New Line Cinema release were titled "Jackie Chan's Police Force", and were cut down to just under 90 minutes. The cuts included the following: -During the raid alongside the shanty town, there are two scenes involving Francis having a freak-out about the situation, blindly shooting (with Chan trying to calm him down) as well as urinating himself after killing a henchman. -The photo session where Chan is used to promote the police force has been completely cut -The court room scene has been trimmed down to remove Kim's testimony (complete with comical head bandage) -The overall Sha Tau Kok police station scene has been considerably cut down to remove the phone juggling sequence (despite footage of the scene still being in the outtakes) -When Chan is about to be arrested at the police station, his rant against the inspector had been cut in half. Aside from these cuts, Michael Lai's original music score had been replaced with a synthesizer score by Kevin Bassinson. See more »

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Jackie Chan's Masterpiece?
28 April 2005 | by AwesomeWolfSee all my reviews

Version: Universal / Hong Kong Legends R4 DVD release. Cantonese / English subtitles

Once upon a time, five years ago, the world was obsessed with 'The Matrix', and I was perhaps one of the few fifteen year olds left who still believed that 'Terminator' was better than 'Matrix'. I was but a simple teenage boy, looking for a good action movie, and then there was a shining light on a TV station I had never really watched, a little station known as SBS. One night I noticed in the TV guide that a movie starring Jackie Chan - 'Police Story' would be on later. Being fifteen, and having only seen 'Rumble in the Bronx' and 'Rush Hour', I said... "WOW AWESOME" and sat down to watch it, and continually shouted "WOW AWESOME" as the movie progressed. Two weeks later, after SBS had shown the 'Police Story' trilogy, I knew I had found my new favourite actor.

Jackie plays Chan Ka Kui, a Hong Kong cop who busts a major drug-lord, Chu (Yuen Chor). Chu's secretary, Selina Fong (Brigitte Lin), is being held by the police as a witness against Chu, and Chan is assigned to protect her. Things go bad - reaaaal bad - when Chu's case is dismissed and he decides he wants Fong and Chan dead.

'Police Story' is one of the greatest action movies ever, and certainly one of my favourite Jackie Chan films. It starts off strong, and ends with one of the most incredible action sequences ever filmed. Everything in between is great. However, some of the funny parts may seem a little tasteless to more than a few people...

As a story, this is still one of Jackie's better efforts. For an action movie, the story is pretty good, and Jackie is a much better actor in this than he is in the acting & plot intensive 'New Police Story'. This isn't 'Miracles', but maybe that's a good thing.

'Police Story' is one of Jackie's finest works. It got me hooked on Jackie Chan movies, and should provide a nice start for any potential Jackie fans. The bad news for anyone who sees this first is that Jackie Chan movies don't come much better - 10/10


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