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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 ... 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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Details

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,591, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$97,181, 24 March 2019
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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

Jackie Chan sings the theme song "Hero Story" in the outtakes. See more »

Goofs

(In the climax shopping mall set) After Chan is thrown against the metal shelf rack and he falls on the floor for it to fall on top of him; later continuation fight scenes show it back up against the wall. See more »

Quotes

Supt. Raymond Li: Don't be a cop if you want to live to 100
Inspector Bill Wong: You want this line on the recruitment poster?
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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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Hero Story
Performed by Jackie Chan
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User Reviews

 
First entry in Police Story saga with Jackie Chan as brave and likable cop
19 March 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

POLICE STORY packs a violent confrontation between Jackie and nasty villain and his hoodlums . This stirring and exciting story about the cop named Chan Ka Kui of the Hong Kong precinct is well played by Jackie Chan . Ka Kui (Jackie Chan) is a Hong-Kong cop who pursues and arrests a drug-lord but he accuses Chan with the killing of another police . Chan as one army man fighting a group of heinous criminals has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting murdered or detained , and keeping his sweetheart (Maggie Chung , famous star of Asian cinema )from leaving him . Chan attempts to protect a witness , the mobster's secretary (Brigitte Lin) who helps him to track down the gang of drug lord. Then Chan looks for vengeance against the ominous villains at a cat and mouse game.

This thrilling movie is crammed of brawls with punch , bounds and leaps , action-packed, breathtaking stunt-work and lots of humor with tongue in cheek. Jackie Chan is top notch as intrepid cop who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and imprisoning a big drug-lord and as always he makes his own stunts like is showed on the final fake-shots. Awesome,incredible stunts and brief comic touches, as usual ; the picture is better constructed than the followings . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times but frenetic action sequences make up for it. Spotlights movie include Jackie jumping over a bus , furthermore moving fights and brawls at a mall , among others. This is a phenomenal action movie distinguished by nicely cinematography of the spectacular sequences , furthermore contains sense of humor such as subsequent entries. Lousy musical score mostly composed by synthesizer and in the American score is created by J. Peter Robinson . Lavishly produced by Raymond Chow and Golden Harvest Production and professionally directed by Chan. In the various ¨Police story¨adaptations Jackie teamed up to prestigious actresses and parternaires and fine action stars in their own right ,like Maggie Cheung and Michelle Khan . This first version titled ¨Police story¨ directed by the same Jackie Chan is a perfect action film for enthusiastic of the genre; the following was ¨Police story 2 (1988)¨ also pretty violent and with abundant humor touches ; it's followed by ¨Supercop¨ directed by Stanley Tong ; after that it went on ¨Police story IV : Crime story and finally ¨New Police story¨. Rating : Good, the picture has its sensational moments , mostly provided by its agile star, the great Jackie Chan.


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