Identical twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic, and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood, they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.
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.
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.
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.
A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.
On holidays in Hong Kong, Mrs Ma gives birth to identical twins. A criminal in the same hospital attempts to escape, taking one of the twins hostage. The child is lost during the confusion, and Mr and Mrs Ma return to New York with one child. Years later, John Ma is a famous conductor and pianist, unaware that his twin brother "Boomer" is a mechanic/race car driver/bodyguard in Hong Kong. When John travels to Hong Kong to give a concert, the twins get caught up in each other's business, about which they are anything but experts.Written by
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Upon the movie's North American release, Canada-based kickboxing entrepreneurs Martin McNamara and Michael McNamara sued Miramax Film Corporation, Alliance Atlantis Communications, and Front Row Entertainment, Inc. for their continental promotion of this movie. Claiming copyright and trademark infringement, the McNamaras, who hold the copyright on the term "Twin Dragons" as the name of their martial arts academy, asserted that the movie "tarnished" their images as fighting promoters, and asked for a total of thirty-seven million dollars in damages. See more »
When Tammy and Barbra see both Boomer and Ma together in the bedroom, they both faint on the bed, but in the next shot, which is supposed to be a second later, they wake up on the floor beside the bed. See more »
The original international/export English version is similar to the Hong Kong one, except for dialogue. See more »
My favorite Jackie Chan film, a showcase for his physical skill and personal charisma. It has the right amount of fighting without becoming boring and monotonous; it has the right amount of comedy without being over the top. The sex farce is played like Feydeau and yet is handled deftly enough to allow one to take one's older children without squirming on anyone's part. Great!
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