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Operation Condor (1991)

Fei ying gai wak (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 18 July 1997 (USA)
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.

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Jackie Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Asian Hawk / Condor / Jackie
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ... Ada (as Carol Cheng)
Eva Cobo ... Elsa (as Eva Cobo de Garcia)
Shôko Ikeda Shôko Ikeda ... Momoko
Aldo Sambrell ... Adolf (as Alfredo Brel Sánchez)
Ken Goodman Ken Goodman ... Adolf's Guard #1
Steve Tartalia Steve Tartalia ... Adolf's Guard #2 (as Gregory Tartaglia)
Vincent Lyn ... Mark / Adolf's Guard #3 (as Lyn Percival)
Bruce Fontaine Bruce Fontaine ... Adolf's Guard #4
Wayne Archer Wayne Archer ... Adolf's Guard #5 (as Archer Wayne)
Brandon Charles Brandon Charles ... Adolf's Guard #6
Ken Lo ... Adolf's Guard #7 (as Low Houi Kang)
Peter Klimenko Peter Klimenko ... Adolf's Guard #8
Christian Perrochaud Christian Perrochaud ... Adolf's Guard #9
Jonathan Isgar Jonathan Isgar ... Tasza
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Storyline

Agent Jackie is hired to find World War II Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the three stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However, a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle and chase ensues as to who gets there first. Lots of choregraphed Kung Fu and quirky Chan humor. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts action, some shootings, and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jackie Chan sings the theme song in the outtakes. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase with the various black cars, right at the end when 2 of them go into the water and jackie is seen to grab onto a hanging crate, you can see one of the passengers pop out of the vehicle and give the thumbs up (I'm ok) to the safety crew See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jackie Condor: Not a good start
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits in Chan movies show outtakes (footage not used in the film). They often show Chan to be a perfectionist. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally released in 1990 and available on video in the USA under the title "Armour of God II", this Jackie Chan vehicle was re-released theatrically in 1997 by Miramax as "Operation Condor" in a newly-dubbed version to capitalize on Chan's popularity in the USA after "Rumble in the Bronx" and "Supercop". This re-release version has a new music score composed by Stephen Endelman and is cut by 20+ min. from the original Hong Kong version. See more »

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User Reviews

I can't say enough good things about this film...
10 January 2001 | by overkill-6See all my reviews

...but I've only got 1000 words, so I'll keep it brief. Okay, so some of the early exposition scenes are a little boring and some other parts are a little dumb, but otherwise, this is Chan...and he is DA MAN! Wild, crazy, and ever-inventive martial arts and action sequences more than make up for the fact that the plot is only semi-existent. The opening "Indiana Jones" parody...the innkeeper...the incompetent terrorists...the motorcycle chase...the "native dance"...the wind tunnel fight...and without a doubt the coolest car door ever seen (you'll know what I mean)...in summary, if you're a fan of slapstick humor mixed perfectly with Jackie's trademark martial arts, you can't go wrong with this film!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

18 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,731,751, 20 July 1997

Gross USA:

$10,405,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,405,394
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono | SDDS (US version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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