Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt Police Superintendent.
Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He's accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
A Special Agent is assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
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
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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 »
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
Kung Fu Fighting
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Tom Jones featuring Lesley Rankine
Produced by Mark Walk
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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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