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

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

There were time constraints on the preparation of this movie to release it on time for its release on the Chinese New Year. Near the end of filming, shots of Jackie Chan's final fight scene with Richard Norton, had him doubled by stunt performer Mars to save time on re-shoots. See more »

Goofs

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

References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

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Manga in motion
22 June 2002 | by thereal0ggySee all my reviews

I bought the HKL dvd of this movie without really knowing much about it, being a big fan of Jackies action movies , I have to say that on the first viewing I was dissappointed!. However I have rewatched it and listened to the great commentary from Bey Logan and now I realise exactly what Jackie was trying to do with this one. It really is aimed directly at the Japanese market..apparently Jackie took a pole of his Japanese Fans and they voted for Ryu Saeba as the character that they most wanted to see Jackie Play!. That said the actual film is not great, yes the fight scenes and stunts as always are breathtaking but the actual film is more for the kids.

The use of a limited primary colour pallet is very 'art house' with all the characters in vivid red, black, white (thats Jackie of coarse!) and blue, adding to the comic book feel of the story. If you are going to get this movie I suggest you look out for the Hong Kong Legends DVD version as it has all the extras and explains so much...frankly Im not supprised that Jackie decided against making a City Hunter 2... 4/10


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