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Cung on zo (1993)

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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.

Directors:

Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan (uncredited)

Writers:

Tin Nam Chun (screenplay) (as Chun Tin Nam), Man Keung Chan (screenplay) (as Chan Man Keung) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Inspector Eddie Chan
Kent Cheng ... Detective Hung Ting-Bong
Kar-Ying Law ... Wong Yat-Fei
Pui-San Auyeung ... Wong's wife (as Au-Yeung Pui Shan)
Christine Ng Christine Ng ... Gaga
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Captain Ko (as Blackie Ko)
William Wai-Lun Duen ... Superintendent Cheung (as Duen Wai Lun)
Ken Lo ... Ng Kwok Yan (as Low Houi Kang)
Fat Chung ... Ng Kwok-Wah / Wu Kuo Hua (as Chung Fat)
Fat Wan Fat Wan ... Simen Ting / Simon Ting (as Wan Fat)
Pak-Wo Chu Pak-Wo Chu ... Boat Captain
Hsiang Lin Yin Hsiang Lin Yin ... (as Wan Sheong Lam)
Tak-Shing Lam Tak-Shing Lam
Rocky Lai ... Taiwanese Gangster / Restaurant Owner (as Lai Keung Gun)
Lee Chun Chi Lee Chun Chi
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Storyline

A dark and handsome true-crime thriller about kidnapping and police corruption in Hong Kong. Once of Jackie Chan's most serious roles, but still overflowing with spectacular acrobatic sequences. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Taglines:

The World's Toughest City Needs More Than An Army To Stop The Mob . . . They Need One Man!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for martial arts violence, shootings and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | Hokkien

Release Date:

24 June 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Chung on Tsou See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$194,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,741,869
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based (as acknowledged in most versions) on the real story of millionaire Teddy Wang, who was kidnapped twice, first in 1983, and again in 1990. After the second kidnapping, he was never found (in most versions of the movie, he is thrown off the kidnappers' ship, which is allegedly what really happened), and in 1999 he was officially declared dead. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Jackie is shooting the criminals, he first shoots a guy who falls into a cake shop. After that when Jackie is hiding behind the car he fires 6 more shots without reloading. In the 80s, Hong Kong's CID used .38 revolvers with 6 bullets. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Singapore and Thai versions are edited differently to the HK version; some shots are missing, whilst it features scenes between Eddie and the psychiatrist in a bar and a sports facility. See more »

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User Reviews

Chan proves himself as an actor in realistic actioner
6 October 2004 | by DrLeneraSee all my reviews

Despite still showing great skill, it's almost a shame that in recent years Jackie Chan has concentrated almost entirely on slapstick martial arts and incessant mugging. Of course, this is Chan's trademark, but in his earlier days he would sometimes attempt a change of pace. Crime Story, based on a true story, is such an example.

Crime Story plays like Police Story with most of the comedy and outlandish elements removed. It's a gripping film with a realistic feel ,although there is still room for plenty of action, including an incredible sequence when Chan runs for his life for real as a wall is demolished right behind him, and a climatic fight which is reminiscent of the brutal Chan action in Heart Of The Dragon.

Chan fell out with the director of the film and added the occasional more typical Chan scene, such as a fight on trampolines. Also, some elements of the story, such as Chan's relationship with his psychiatrist, are introduced and then thrown away. Still, this is a generally well plotted, very tight film in which Chan gives a really strong, serious performance. Maybe, as he gets older ,we will see more of this kind of thing from him.


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