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Once a Cop (1993)

Chao ji ji hua (original title)
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As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call on Jessica Yang, a rising star in their ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Yeoh ... Jessica Yang
Rongguang Yu ... David Chang (as Yu Rong Guang)
Emil Chau ... Martin Lee
Athena Chu ... Annie Lee
Siu-Wong Fan ... Alan Wong (as Fan Sui Wong)
Jackie Chan ... Inspector Chan
Bill Tung ... Uncle Bill
Eric Tsang ... Robber in Drag
Dick Wei ... Ah Shuen
Bowie Lam ... George
Alain Guernier Alain Guernier ... Roger Davidson
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ... Jewelry Shop Manager
Maggie Chan Maggie Chan ... Bank Manager (as Chan Mei Kei)
Yukari Ôshima Yukari Ôshima ... Terrorist (as Oshima Yukari)
Ailen Sit Ailen Sit ... Po (as Sit Chun Wai)
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As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call on Jessica Yang, a rising star in their ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

21 October 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Once a Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China

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Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is a sequel to Supercop (1992). See more »

Alternate Versions

As with Supercop, the US distributor, Buena Vista, decided to cut the film for its domestic release. Approximately 8 minutes of footage were removed. Additionaly the original score was replaced with a new one by Michael Wandmacher. See more »

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Follows Police Story (1985) See more »

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Typical Hong Kong action movie...
24 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

If you have seen Hong Kong movies from the early 1990s, then you will find yourself at home with "Project S" (aka "Chao ji ji hua"). This 1993 movie has every ingredient that were using in the Hong Kong action cinema in the early 1990s. But it is not a bad thing, because they had found a formula that worked quite well, and "Project S" is no exception.

The story is about a criminal gang from mainland China doing a robbery in Hong Kong. And to close down the criminal activities and catch them, the Hong Kong police gets assistance from Hua, a highly decorated police officer from China.

As with almost all movie from that era, there is a lot of action, gunfights and martial arts in this movie. And the action sequences were well executed and the martial arts well choreographed. One thing that was a bit bad was how poor everyone were at hitting targets with their firearms.

The acting was good, and the cast list had some good names to it. As always, you never go wrong with Michelle Yeoh, and she delivers well in this movie. And for fans of the Hong Kong cinema then there were two grand cameos in the movie, and they are in drag nonetheless; you will see Jackie Chan and Eric Tsang. No kidding!

"Project S" is a standard, if not generic, early 1990s Hong Kong action movie, but it is still an enjoyable movie to watch.


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