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Armour of God (1986)

Lung hing foo dai (original title)
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Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks.

Directors:

Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang (uncredited)

Writers:

Barry Wong (original story), Edward Tang (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Asian Hawk
Alan Tam ... Alan
Rosamund Kwan ... Lorelei
Lola Forner Lola Forner ... May
Bozidar Smiljanic Bozidar Smiljanic ... Bannon
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... Grand Wizard
John Ladalski John Ladalski ... Chief Lama
Robert O'Brien Robert O'Brien ... Witch Doctor (as Robert O' Brien)
Boris Gregoric Boris Gregoric ... Man at Auction
Marcia Chisholm Marcia Chisholm ... Fighter
Alicia Shonte Alicia Shonte ... Fighter
Vivian Wickliffe Vivian Wickliffe ... Fighter
Stephanie Evans Stephanie Evans ... Fighter
William Williams William Williams ... Fighter
Linda Denley Linda Denley ... Fighter
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Storyline

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 Yaron <yaron@starlight.trendline.co.il>

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Jackie Chan in his greatest adventure ever!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Yugoslavia

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

21 January 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Condor 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Graz, Styria, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,545,431
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD edition) | (restored) | (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

May: I'll go with you.
May: [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.
Asian Hawk: Only two women took part in that contest
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

Flight Of The Dragon
Music by Siu-Tin Lai (as Michael Lai)
Lyrics by Roberta Chow and Lloyd Chao
Sung by Jackie Chan
(US re-release version of the film)
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Good... but might've been so much better.
27 June 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

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 balloon—a 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 seeing—just don't expect to be fully entertained for the whole of its duration.


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