Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at least until they discover the true purpose of the plant.Written by
When Jackie is in Tung's flat he watches a selection of fish in a clear tube suspended from the ceiling. When it cuts to the next shot the fish that Jackie was just looking at are nowhere to be seen and there is no way that they could have swum far enough away from where he was looking within the tube when the cut occurred. See more »
The international English version contains two scenes of Biao visiting the psychiatrist that were missing from the Hong Kong version, but it is, in turn, missing footage:
-A waiter asks Nancy if she wants to use the male toilet.
-Luke singing at two points during the scenes at the fishpond.
-Some of the final courtroom scene (also re-ordered).
-The trio's discreet entry into the factory.
-The butterfly kick in slow motion. See more »
This is the next step up for Jackie Chan movies from the Police Story where his actions and comedic touch goes up a notch.
Criminal factory owner is polluting the water and fish farm downstream is getting affected. The fish farm owner (Diannie Yip) decides to sue the factory. Jackie (Jackie Chan) who's the lawyer for the factory hires Luke (Sammo Hung) to seduce the owner of the fish farm so he could convince her to sell the farm. The fish farm owner has a cousin Jenny (Pauline Yueng) who Jackie is wooing. The problem is Jenny is the chief witness for the fish farm owner. Jackie decides to go under the wire and hires Biao (Yuen Biao) to put hidden microphone in Jenny and her cousin's house. Luke rents the house next to the fish farm owner's house, and listens in on the conversation next door. He hears that the owner is looking for love, so he decides to make the move. All of these smoke and mirror moves by Jackie ends up in real love for him, and Luke. He decides to get off the case, and side with the fish farm owner.
Great movie with Jackie, Sammo, and Yuen in the same movie since Wheels on Meals. The timing of action combined with comedy is a notch or two higher in this movie compared to all of Jackie's previous movies, and sets a new standard that continues on to future Jackie Chan movies.
Unbelievable action by the trio is guaranteed to entertain the viewer. One of the best Jackie Chan movie from the '80s.
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