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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung,
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung
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Christopher E. Meadows <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The skatepark at the beginning of the film was filmed in Hong Kong Park and Victoria Park, Hong Kong. During the skateboarding sequence in the downhill chase scene, Jackie Chan twisted his ankle as he jumped onto a skateboard. Following the injury, pro skateboarder Rick Ibaseta donned a Chan look-a-like costume and performed the remainder of the scene. In other skateboard stunt scenes, Miguel Rosales, Hudson Chang, and Rocky Lai were the stunt doubles for Jackie Chan. See more »
Ryo runs on the same place twice before jumping out through the corridor. See more »
Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits. See more »
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 »
Two thumbs up, and hunting you down in the city, like a City Hunter
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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