Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He's accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.
Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt Police Superintendent.
Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who's been targeted by a ruthless gang.
After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ... See full summary »
Jackie Chan plays an ex-singer-turned-fortune-hunter, whose ex-girlfriend is kidnapped by an evil cult. Her fiance, an old friend of Jackie's, turns to him for help - as the kidnappers intended... lots of cooool, Jackie style action and laughs.Written by
Cynthia Rothrock was originally supposed to appear in this movie (supposedly as one lone Amazonian fighter in the finale, as opposed to the four in the finished movie), but due to Chan's injuries halting production of the movie, she was re-assigned to appear in Righting Wrongs (1986). See more »
The Armor of God is said to have been carried by King Arthur in the Crusades. King Richard the Lionhearted was in the Crusades, not King Arthur. See more »
I'll go with you.
[Asian Hark looking at her]
Why are you looking at me like that? You think women are good for nothing. I was runner-up in last year's European Women shooting, you'll be safe with me.
Only two women took part in that contest
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In the Japanese version during the credits, the song is muted in the part when Jackie get injured instead of is replaced by the sound of an ambulance siren See more »
Depending on which cut of the film is shown, there are four possible end credit music tracks, derived from two different songs. Both Jackie Chan's "Flight of the Dragon" (aka "High Up On High") and Alan Tam's "Lorelei" were recorded both in Cantonese and English. The English version of "Flight of the Dragon" is more commonly heard in the American and UK English dubs from the 80s and 90s while the Cantonese version of "Lorelei" is more commonly heard in the Hong Kong releases of the film. The English rendition of "Lorelei" has appeared in the English dubbed Japanese cut, while the Cantonese version of "Flight of the Dragon" is the least common and rarest of the four end tracks. See more »
This is the film that nearly cost Jackie Chan his life: an early stunt went terribly wrong and he ended up bashing his head hard on a rock. In order to allow Jackie to fully recover from his injuries, much of the planned action was replaced with romantic comedy, and the film unfortunately suffers for it. The result is a fairly enjoyable romp, which starts and ends with some great sequences, but drags rather badly in the middle.
Chan plays The Asian Hawk, an adventurer who risks his life to help old pal Alan when his girlfriend Lorelei (Rosamund Kwan) is kidnapped by a religious cult. The cult wish to exchange the girl for a valuable treasure, the fabled Armour of God, but Jackie and Alan attempt a daring rescue instead...
Kicking off with a spectacular opening sequence, which sees JC performing some impressive acrobatics before sliding down a steep hill pursued by a tribe of spear wielding natives, Armour of God certainly begins well. And a great car chase soon after makes one believe that they could be witnessing a 'solid-gold' Chan classic. However, after these initial blasts of action, it isn't until the end of the film that we get to see more breathtaking movie mayhem, with the middle section consisting of barely passable comedy and poor romantic subplots.
Fortunately, Chan is back on form for the final battle in a cavernous fortress, and we get to see some truly outstanding martial arts as he takes on scores of nasty monks, and, in the film's highlight, a quartet of leather-corset-wearing she-bitches. The action here is hard-hitting and well worth the wait, with loads of poor baddies on the receiving end of some very painful looking kicks and punches.
To top it all off, the movie ends with one of the phoniest looking stunts ever, as Chan supposedly leaps off a cliff onto a hot air balloona moment so poorly executed that it borders on brilliance.
It's a real shame that this film could not be made as it was originally intended, 'cos it might have been truly astounding. As it is, Armour of God is worth seeingjust don't expect to be fully entertained for the whole of its duration.
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