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Sing si lip yan (1993)

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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
Carol Wan Carol Wan ... Saeko's Friend
Leon Lai ... Kôtetsu / Gundam
Lap-Man Sinn 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
Ki Yan Lam
Donna Chu 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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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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Trivia

Colonel MacDonald's (Richard Norton's) gun is the same one used by the title character in RoboCop (1987). See more »

Goofs

When eavesdropping on Colonel MacDonald's plan, Shizuko accidentally turns on the shower and makes her white dress wet. But the dress is completely dry when one of Colonel MacDonald's thug gets in to Shizuko's room. See more »

Quotes

Shizuko Imamura: I'll do anything you say.
Ryô Saeba: [exhausted] Really?
Shizuko Imamura: [nods her head] Yes.
Ryô Saeba: GET ME A BOWL OF NOODLES!
[faints]
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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

Remake of City Hunter (1987) See more »

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Cheesy, Silly and Dull
20 August 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The private investigator City Hunter (Jackie Chan), who can not resist to the charm of beautiful women, is hired to find Shizuko, the runaway daughter of a powerful owner of a newspaper. His gorgeous and jealous assistant Kaori decides to leave City Hunter and travel in a cruise, coincidently in the same passenger vessel as Shizuko has embarked with City Hunter on her tail. The vessel is attacked by terrorists, and City Hunter protects Shizuko and Kaori.

"City Hunter" is one of the silliest and dullest movies I have ever seen. I do not know the target public of this cheesy production, since it seems to be too much violent for children, and too much stupid for grown-ups, but it is amazing the number of favorable reviews and the User Rating in IMDb. The comedy is not funny, and the imbecile action scenes are very boring and uninteresting. I like Jackie Chan, but I was completely disappointed with this crap. Further, I saw a VHS horribly dubbed in English with subtitles in Portuguese released by the Brazilian distributor "Abril Vídeo", and I noted that the name of the characters are completely different from those indicated in IMDb. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "City Hunter – O Caçador de Encrencas" ("City Hunter – The Trouble Hunter")


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