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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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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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Meet the cop that can't be stopped! 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:

$5,503,000, 28 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

The movie was released seven years after Police Story (1985) and four years after Police Story 2 (1988). See more »

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) A character is holding a Sega Genesis controller and playing a video game with fighting sound effects. Later in the same scene, Tetris is visible on the screen. Tetris neither produces fighting sound effects nor is even available on the Genesis. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Y.K. Chen: Are you unhappy?
Uncle Bill: I'd be happier if the Commissioner did it himself.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Aren't we very mean?
Uncle Bill: A little bit, but you more than I.
Insp. Y.K. Chen: Why's that?
Uncle Bill: Because you're my superior.
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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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Soundtracks

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Performed by Pur
Produced by Phil Nicolo
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Third entry with Jackie Chan as intrepid and likable cop from Hong Kong police headquarter
7 July 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A Hong Kong detective named Inspector Chan Kui (Jackie Chan) teams up with his female Red Chinese (Michelle Yeoh) counterpart to arrest a Chinese drug czar . ¨Police Story 3¨ packs a violent confrontation between Jackie and an evil drug lord . This stirring story about the cop named Chan of the Hong Kong precinct is well played by Jackie Chan. Hong Kong police officer, Chan is sent undercover to mainland China to break up a drug smuggling ring and later in border of Thailand and Cambodia. After breaking the brother of the drug lord out of jail camp , he escapes along with the nasty smuggler . The wife of the crime boss has been detained 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 hiding millions in drug money. While the two officers are in Malaysia preparing for the prison break , Chan accidentally runs into his girlfriend May, who has travelled there from Hong Kong. Soon his cover is blown, the villains abducts his sweetheart (Maggie Chung) and he is forced to help them pull off the jail break . The story follows him as he tries to stay alive and chase the villain , being pursued by the wicked criminal band . But then Chan turns into an unfortunate cop when the drug lord learns who has been double-crossed . Then Chan looks for vengeance against the ominous villains at a cat and mouse game.

This exciting movie is crammed of action-packed, spectacular fights, comedy , breathtaking stunt-work and lots of violence . Jackie Chan is top notch as one army man fighting a group of heinous criminals and as always he makes his own stunts like is showed on the final fake-shots. This time Chan join forces with another agent , a beautiful communist policewoman , well performed by Michelle Yeoh, both of whom are taken to Hong Kong to work for the syndicate . Awesome,incredible stunts and brief comic touches, as usual , the picture is better constructed than its predecessor. The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times because the runtime is overlong , but frenetic action sequences make up for it. Spotlights movie include Jackie jumping over a train , furthermore dangling and downing a helicopter, among others. This is a phenomenal action movie distinguished by fine cinematography of the spectacular sequences , and contains nice sense of humor as well as the previous entries. In this outing Jackie teamed up to prestigious actresses and good action stars in their own right , such as Maggie Cheung and Michelle Yeoh or Khan . The first version titled ¨Police story(1985)¨ directed by the same Jackie Chan was a perfect action film for enthusiastic of the genre ; the following was ¨Police story 2(1988)¨also pretty violent and with abundant humor touches. It's followed by this ¨Supercop¨ or ¨Police story 3¨ and finally, ¨Police story IV : Crime story. The motion picture is professionally directed by Stanley Tong . Stanley started his career as a stunt man, but got his first crack at directing in 1983. After that , he founded his own film company, Golden Gate. He wrote, directed, produced, and stunt-directed ¨Swordsman II¨ , "Stone Age Warriors", which was so successful that Tong was given the job as director of "Supercop", starring Jackie Chan. His first American film was "Rumble in the Bronx", another Chan film. He directed yet another Chan film "First Strike" and ¨China Strike Force¨. He recently won the Golden Horse Award, a Chinese version of the Oscar , for Supercop. His most recent work is the family comedy "Mr. Magoo" , and ¨The Myth¨ , also he has realized some episodes of ¨Martial Law¨ series for Sammo Hung . Rating : Good , the picture has its sensational moments , mostly provided by its agile star, the great Jackie Chan.


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