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The Protector (1985)

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Two New York cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.

Director:

James Glickenhaus

Writers:

James Glickenhaus, King Sang Tang (Hong Kong version)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Billy Wong
Danny Aiello ... Danny Garoni
Sandy Alexander Sandy Alexander ... Gang Leader
Victor Arnold ... Police Captain
Kim Bass Kim Bass ... Stan Jones
Irene Britto Irene Britto ... Masseuse #1
Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus ... Jesse Alexander
Al Cerullo ... Helicopter Pilot
Roy Chiao ... Mr. Ko
Richard Clarke Richard Clarke ... Superintendant Whitehead
Patrick James Clarke Patrick James Clarke ... Michael Alexander
Ron Dandrea Ron Dandrea ... Martin Shapiro
Valerie De Pena Valerie De Pena ... Punk Woman
Saun Ellis Saun Ellis ... Laura Shapiro
Richard Epper ... Man in Bar
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Storyline

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate. Once in Hong Kong, the pair causes no end of trouble for both Mr. Ko and the local authorities. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Now, New York has a new weapon - A cop with his own way of fighting crime

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Protector See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$341,076, 25 August 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$981,817
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (US version)| Mono (Hong Kong version)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Japanese release of the movie also features Jackie Chan's trademark outtakes during the end credits, but does still feature the country & western closing song. See more »

Goofs

As the bad guy drives away in the stolen boat near the beginning of the movie, the stunt driver is visible in the cabin below. See more »

Quotes

Danny Garoni: [seeing the sniper and asking for the portable cannon] Give me that fucking thing! Give it to me, come on!
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ONE UP FOR THE GOOD GUYS
Composed and Performed by Chip Taylor
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Wow!
20 June 2001 | by Nick_VorobyovSee all my reviews

This movie was so good. People wrote that this movie sucks and stuff but they are dead wrong this movie has lots of action and some classic stunts from the master hismself Jackie Chan. This movie is also kind of a drama but mostly action and some comedy. Also has a great fight scene at he end.


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