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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 lord 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:

$113,164, 25 April 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

This is Jackie Chan's only Hong Kong Academy "Best Picture" award movie. 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

Despite theories otherwise, there actually was a Golden Harvest produced English dub complete with Michael Lai's score that was used for the mainstream 100 minute Hong Kong cut. However, it only ever had a release on Dutch VHS. Despite the existence of this track, all official DVDs featuring an English dub (such as the Hong Kong Legends and Dragon Dynasty releases) use a newer dub from circa 2001. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in No Problem 2 (2002) See more »

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Hero Story
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Awesome!
29 December 2002 | by JinxsterJonesSee all my reviews

A winters day, 28th December 1986, two bored 14 year olds hire a movie. "Hmmmm, Police Story, looks interesting", "who is this Jackie Chan?", "never heard of him". Two hours later after watching the film, in a daze, we wanted to know more. 16 years later (and severely out of pocket from collecting JC movies!) the film still grabs me like no other. Ok, maybe I have a soft spot for it as it was my "first" (Cannonball Run doesn't count!!) JC movie, but it is an excellent movie. It has all the classic JC elements, Action, Humour, Action, Heart and ACTION! Some comments say it's dated, it was made in 1985, of course it's dated! But then so must Jaws, Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain and The Godfather!!!!!! Without movies like Police Story where would Hollywood action be today? PS set standards, many a scene has been stolen for use in other movies. To really fully appreciate it you must see it in widescreen, you miss so much of the movie otherwise (yes, he really does fall off the bus going round the corner!). If you haven't already, SEE THIS MOVIE NOW!!!!


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