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Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)

Ging chaat goo si III: Chiu kup ging chaat (original title)
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A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

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Stanley Tong

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Edward Tang (characters), Edward Tang | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Insp. Chan Ka Kui
Michelle Yeoh ... Insp. Jessica Yang, Director of INTERPOL (as Michelle Khan)
Maggie Cheung ... May
Kenneth Tsang ... Chaibat (as Ken Tsang)
Wah Yuen ... Panther
Bill Tung ... 'Uncle' Bill Wong
Josephine Koo Josephine Koo ... Cheng Wen Shi, Chaibat's Wife
Kelvin Wong ... Peter (as Wong Siu)
Philip Chan ... Insp. Y.K. Chen
Ken Lo ... Chaibat's man (as Lowei Kwong)
Lieh Lo ... The General (as Lit Law)
Wai Shum ... Drug Lord #1 at Meeting
Yi-Sheng Han ... (as Yee Sang Hon)
Sze Tsuen Wai Sze Tsuen Wai
Wai-Lun Tuan Wai-Lun Tuan
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Storyline

A Hong Kong police officer, Ka Kui is sent undercover to mainland China to break up a drug smuggling ring. After breaking the brother of the drug lord out of prison, he and another agent (a beautiful communist policewoman) are taken to Hong Kong to work for the syndicate. The wife of the crime boss has been arrested in Malaysia for drug trafficking and is soon to be executed. However, she is the only person who knows the account number of a secret Swiss bank account containing millions in drug money. While the two officers are in Malaysia preparing for the jail break, Ka Kui accidentally runs into his girlfriend May, who has traveled there from Hong Kong. Soon his cover is blown, the criminals kidnap his girlfriend and he is forced to help them pull off the jail break. Written by YO <pgc@maxwell.ee.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

There's never a cop around when you need one, but when this cop's around, all you need is one. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin | Malay | Thai

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Story 3: Super Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Canton, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,503,176, 28 July 1996

Gross USA:

$16,270,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,270,600
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD edition) (US)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Original version)| Dolby (US version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A soundtrack containing alternative rock and hip hop was released on July 30, 1996 by Interscope Records. It peaked at #133 on the Billboard 200. See more »

Goofs

When Inspector Yang lands on the red sports car driven by Kevin she breaks the windshield removing the top part of the windshield frame and rearview mirror. In the next shots the frame and rearview mirror are back in place. The windscreen frame that breaks is a clearly-visible dummy breakaway fitted in place of the Midget Mk II's normal frame; it is taller than the real windscreen. Also, the Midget Mk II was fitted with triplex-type safety glass which has a middle layer of clear sealant and would break but not fly into pieces, and the early Midgets were fitted with light-alloy windscreen pillars that would most likely snap near the base under that sort of impact. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Y.K. Chen: Don't worry, the Chinese Public Security people will extend their full cooperation.
Uncle Bill: That makes me worry even more.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Uncle Bill, say something cheerful, will you?
[to Chan Ka Kui]
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Good luck.
Uncle Bill: In fact, the Royal Hong Kong Police are flying Ka Kui like a kite for this mission. It may break when the wind is gusty.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Don't make such a depressing comparison.
Chan Ka Kui: It'll drift back if the string breaks.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: See? Ka Kui is up to scratch as I said.
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Alternate Versions

In 1996, Dimension released it in the US with a number of changes, including a new soundtrack (music; sound effects; English dubbing - with participation from Chan and Yeoh), new opening/closing credits and the removal of over 8 minutes of footage:
  • Meeting between Hong Kong Police and the DEA
  • Various shots of the meeting between Chan and his Hong Kong superiors
  • Some shots of Chan and the sign he is observing as he arrives in China
  • Chan and Yang talking across the yard
  • Some shots of Chan upside-down on the tree
  • Some shots before and after the escape from the prison camp
  • Some shots of the scene at night in which Panther is reunited with friends
  • Chan noticing a sign and directing the men to his family home
  • Opening shots of the marketplace, including the endangered animals being sold
  • Brief shot of a man with a taser at the marketplace
  • Much of Chan and Yang's first encounter with Chaibat, including a girl being injected with heroin and her subsequent death from overdose
  • Various shots at the resort and inside the hotel
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Goes to Hell (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Kung Fu Fighting
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Tom Jones featuring Lesley Rankine
Produced by Mark Walk
Tom Jones appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Ruby appears courtesy of Creation Records/The Licensed Repertoire Division of Sony Music (UK)/The Work Group
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User Reviews

 
Now this is a good sequel!
1 January 2018 | by pabloramsonSee all my reviews

After the dissapointing Police Story 2, Jackie steps off the director chair and let's Stanley Tong do the job. This entry in the series tones down the acrobatic fights trademarked by Chan, focusing more in vehicle chases, shoot-outs and regular (but well coreographed of course) hand to hand fights, and instead of Ka Kui running around Hong Kong, he travels from country to country while infiltrating a gang of drug dealers. Funnily enough this feels more of a natural sequel to the original than the jarring Police Story 2. The addition of Michelle Yeoh's Capt Yang brings a lot of freshness and contrast to Chan's Ka Kui wacky and hot-blooded persona, and steals the show for the most part. The only downside is that most of the secondary characters from the previous movies are either ditched or have just small roles. Still, you can go wrong with this one.


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