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City Hunter (1993)

Sing si lip yan (original title)
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A self-indulgent private investigator winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director:

Jing Wong

Writers:

Tsukasa Hôjô (comic), Jing Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Ryu Saeba
Joey Wang ... Kaori Makimura / Carrie
Kumiko Goto Kumiko Goto ... Shizuko Imamura / Kyoko
Chingmy Yau ... Saeko Nogami / Anna
Gary Daniels ... MacDonald's Main Henchman
Tzui-Pin Wen Tzui-Pin Wen ... Saeko's Friend (as Carol Wan)
Leon Lai ... Kôtetsu / Gundam
Lap-Man Tan ... Rocky
Ken Lo ... Chen Ta-Wen (as Wai-kwong Lo)
Eric Kot ... DJ Soft
Jan Lamb ... DJ Hard (as Jan Lam)
Richard Norton ... Col. MacDonald
San Yip San Yip
Kei-Yan Lam
Donna Chu
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Storyline

While searching for the daughter of a Japanese publishing magnate, private investigator Ryu Saeba and his assistant Kaori are caught up in the middle of a cruise liner highjacking. It's up to Ryu to save the day...but can he do it on an empty stomach? Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Taglines:

He's out of town, out of time and out of his depth!

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of Hong Kong films to use Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. sound effects for comedic moments. See more »

Goofs

After Ryu flips down from a level up, the ground moves; suggesting there's a form of padding. See more »

Quotes

Ryô Saeba: How do I get to the casino from here?
Hideyuki Makimura: Take the elevator.
Ryô Saeba: No, I mean by stealth.
Hideyuki Makimura: Take the elevator and don't tell anyone.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The song-and-dance sequence which made references to Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer and The New Kids on the Block was not subtitled on the FOX DVD. The UK dubbed version of the film cut the sequence out completely, confusing the viewer in regards to why the singers show up later in the film. See more »

Connections

Features Game of Death (1978) See more »

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Two thumbs up, and hunting you down in the city, like a City Hunter
15 June 2008 | by thomas-hardcastle-2See all my reviews

I like this film. I was already familiar with the City Hunter animé, which to be honest is even more risqué than this Wong Jing offering.

Jackie Chan is hilarious, but in a slightly different way to his usual comedy persona. You have to remember when you watch this film, that you're watching a live action cartoon. This will allow you to take this film with a pinch of salt, and in so-doing you will not take it too seriously.

There is plenty of action in this film, kung-fu included, mostly because Jackie Chan plays Ryu Saeba. The fighting is terrific, and once again hilarious, as you see big, mean baddies reduced to comical fighting roles, rather than the more serious bleeding, and sweating, then dying roles.

Chingmy Yau is in this film, looking gorgeous, as usual. She is given more license than most women in Wong Jing films to be independent, and not to be a hot idiot, but essentially, she remains a hot idiot.

I particularly enjoyed the nod to Bruce Lee in this film, when Chan is forced to fight two massive bad guys in a cinema.

Overall, this is a fun film. Chan fans will enjoy it. City Hunter fans will enjoy it. Wong Jing fans will enjoy it. Non-fans of the aforementioned may not enjoy it, and women's lib chicks will find it insulting and degrading to women, but to be honest, they need to get a life and get into the goddamn kitchen to make me something to eat!


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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

16 January 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

City Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (DVD release) (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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