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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Wong
... Danny Garoni
Sandy Alexander ... Gang Leader
... Police Captain
Kim Bass ... Stan Jones
Irene Britto ... Masseuse #1
... Jesse Alexander
... Helicopter Pilot
... Mr. Ko
Richard Clarke ... Superintendant Whitehead
Patrick James Clarke ... Michael Alexander
Ron Dandrea ... Martin Shapiro
Valerie De Pena ... Punk Woman
Saun Ellis ... Laura Shapiro
... 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

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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The HK Version of the film, cuts much of the random nudity from the U.S Version of the imovie and tones down certain gore elements while adding more martial arts action including major re-shoots and re-edits of the final fight scene, plus a whole new subplot featuring Sally Yeh from The Killer (1989), and an additional fight scene that has Bill Wallace fighting veteran Shaw Brother's villain Hoi-shan Lee on the Hong Kong waterfront. See more »

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In the boat chase scene, the camera helicopter's shadow is seen on the water. See more »

Quotes

Billy Wong: [to his superior] He killed Michael, Captain!
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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Night Wind
Courtesy of WEA Records
Composed by James Wong
Performed by Sally Yeh
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Chan is completely miscast here
6 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is not Jackie's style at all.He is born to play cartoonish,witty characters in far fetched situations like in "Winners and Sinners",but this is just a cold,heartless,clich'ed,dull and boring American action movie.I once read the opening sequence hailed as being"a rival for James Bond films for elaborate thrills".The scene,which is a speed boat chase,is one of the most boring and dragged out action scenes I have ever seen,and the outcome(Jackie beind lifted from a helicopter out of the boat and it crashing into the other boat and exploading)can be seen coming a mile away.I also once read that Chan considered this one of his worst movies.I agree with him wholeheartdly.The ending title song(called the protector)is the worst title song I have ever heard.(those that have seen it will know,as long as they didn't switch off by then).And by the way,who exactly is he protecting?


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