7.2/10
14,221
42 user 57 critic

Police Story 2 (1988)

Ging chaat goo si juk jaap (original title)
The Hong Kong supercop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of Police Story (1985) are out for revenge.

Director:

Jackie Chan
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Police Story (1985)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin
Supercop (1992)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

Director: Stanley Tong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This installment of Chan's Police Story film franchise has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

Director: Stanley Tong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Jackson Lou, Annie Wu
Project A 2 (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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
Stars: Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Rosamund Kwan
Project A (1983)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Fighting against pirates at the turn of the 20th century, the Hong Kong navy are failing miserably. It's up to Sergeant Lung (Jackie Chan) to take matters into his own hands.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director: Benny Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau
Kuai can che (1984)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

2 Chinese guys sell meals in Barcelona, Spain, from a van. They use Kung Fu when 5 bikers disturb the peace and again, with their private dick friend, when protecting the cute pickpocket Sylvia.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear.

Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen
Cung on zo (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Special Agent is assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.

Directors: Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Kar-Ying Law
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Chan Ka Kui
Maggie Cheung ... May
Kwok-Hung Lam Kwok-Hung Lam ... Supt. Raymond Li
Bill Tung ... Bill Wong
Keung-Kuen Lai Keung-Kuen Lai ... Deaf Criminal
John Cheung ... Cheung
Charlie Cho ... John Ko
Yuen Chor ... Mr. Chu
Ben Lam ... Tall Pau
Chi Fai Chan ... Ngor
Shan Kwan ... President Fung
Mars ... Kim
Isabella Wong Isabella Wong ... Secretary of President Fung
Ann Mui Ann Mui ... Karen
Siu-Ming Lau ... Senior Police Official
Edit

Storyline

Despite his success at apprehending criminals, Kevin Chan's unorthodox approach to his work as a police officer sees him demoted to the traffic branch. Despite this, the man he put behind bars is now out of prison, and has vowed to make his life a misery. While this crime boss his harassing Kevin and his girlfriend, the police are contemplating reinstating Kevin to help them fight a group of bombers attempting to extort $10 million from building owners. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, pervasive martial arts action and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

20 August 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Story 2 See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (New Line Version) | (Japan)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (Dolby 5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Body count: four. See more »

Goofs

When the bomb goes off in the police station, you can see the Union Flag (British), on the front of the building, is upside down. See more »

Alternate Versions

The recent Hong Kong DVD of Police Story II released by IVL and Fortune Star (packaged with Police Story one and three as part of the "Police Story Trilogy") features the 121 minute cut of the film featured on the out-of-print Japanese Laserdisc. This is the first time this cut of the film has been given a full 2.35 widescreen release (the laserdisc was hardly 1.66) and English subtitles. Only difference between the two cuts is that the IVL/Fortune Star edition features the original Hong Kong outtakes rather than the alternate Japanese outtakes. It also plays the Police Story theme music over the credits instead of the Police Story II theme music. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Jalopy
Performed by Daisyhaze
(Only in American New Line Cinema version)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
More of the same, unfortunately
9 June 2007 | by dee.reidSee all my reviews

It's a real shame that 1988's "Police Story 2" is more of the same from star/writer/director Jackie Chan because it could have been even greater than the classic "Police Story" (1985). The greatest of what "Police Story 2" suffers from is an uneven story and lack of trademark Chan fight scenes and stunts. "Police Story 2" has Hong Kong police detective Chan Ka Kui (Chan) busted down to patrolman because of the mall brawl fiasco in the first film. For those expecting an all-out stunt-fest like "Police Story," this first sequel in the series will be a disappointment. Although more character/story-driven (which is a plus for Chan and martial arts movies in general), those who came to see stunts and hard-hitting, slap-happy hand-to-hand combat action will be the ones feeling left-out or cheated. Now as a patrolman, Ka Kui finds himself at the mercy of girlfriend May (Maggie Cheung) and his superiors who are trying to keep him out of trouble. However, because Ka Kui is a Hong Kong super-cop in need of some action, the aforementioned trouble comes in the form of the gangster he locked up in the first film, in addition to more bloodthirsty criminals and a deaf, gonzo, high-kicking toymaker (Benny Lai) who has an aptitude for rigging RC vehicles with things that go BOOM. Like its predecessor, "Police Story 2" does have Chan battling criminals like any movie cop, but with a kung-fu vengeance. The action/fight sequences are few and far between, intermingled with comedic or dramatic scenes of Chan and company sorting through bureaucracy and political red-tape as they try to nab the bad guys, and many of these comedic or dramatic scenes seem to run on as you await the action. Perhaps it's a change for most martial arts movies, but an unneeded change for those accustomed to Chan's usual work. Albeit an entertaining and a conflicted and uneven tale, when it does come to action Chan doesn't disappoint. There are two early fights with hired goons, one in a restaurant and another in the park, and then there is also a truck chase that climaxes with Ka Kui diving into a window. Then there's the ending confrontation between Ka Kui and the criminals, with a deadly kung-fu brawl between him and the Toymaker, who has some pretty lethal moves of his own and proves to be Chan's most skilled opponent. It all ends with a huge display of fireworks.

8/10


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed