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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 Sinn ... 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 the characters in the Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) game is named E. Honda. Since Jackie Chan is a spokesman for Mitsubishi, they decided to change the characters name to E. Honde, just so the competitor's name wasn't mentioned. See more »

Goofs

Ryo runs on the same place twice before jumping out through the corridor. 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 subtitled Hong Kong Legends UK release has one subtitle deliberately mistranslated to remove a joke about AIDS, which is not acceptable at the 12 category (though the actual line in Cantonese remains unaltered). See more »

Connections

References The Cincinnati Kid (1965) 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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