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Crime Story (1993)

Cung on zo (original title)
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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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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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Jet Li was originally considered for the role of Eddie Chan. While this movie was still in pre-production, his agent Jim Choy was gunned down by the Triads. The incident caused Li to opt out of making a movie about organized crime, as he was afraid of attracting the wrong attention, so he chose to do Tai-Chi Master (1993) instead. See more »

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Jackie Chan like you have never seen him before
18 April 2009 | by gorthuSee all my reviews

Jackie Chan takes up his usual cop role in this crime thriller and is hired to protect a very wealthy business man. The business man fears that he is going to be kidnapped, and that is exactly what happens. The kidnappers are holding him for ransom and demand 60 million dollars for his safe return. They order his wife to get the money. The cops do a great job of surveillance on the wife and do everything they need to do to catch the criminals, but they don't know that one of their top detectives is one of the kidnappers. Kent Cheng (Butcher Wing AKA "fatso" from Once Upon a Time in China #1) stars as the dirty cop and Jackie gets assigned to work with him. It gets very intense when Jackie suspects that Cheng is helping the kidnappers.

Jackie Chan has had many good acting performances in his career, but this tops them all. His usual slapstick comedy is completely absent, but he still does a few of the other things you have come to expect from him. In one scene he is in a car chase and his car gets tipped onto its side. Well, Jackie just pushes the car back on its wheels and keeps on driving. Jet Li was supposed to play this role which seems like it would have been a good choice, but Jet's acting wasn't as good back then as it is now. Jackie plays this role to perfection, and in my opinion, there is no way that Jet Li could have pulled this role off as well as Jackie. If you have ever doubted Jackie as an actor, then check this movie out to see what he can really do. I would actually recommend this movie more to non Jackie Chan fans, but Jackie's die hard fans will also enjoy it.

I have always known Kent Cheng as somewhat of a bumbling idiot on screen, so this movie was a real eye opener for me. He shows that he is a great actor when given the opportunity. He couldn't have played his role any better.

The movie also stars Chung Fa and Ken Lo who are involved in a group fight with Jackie, and Blacky Ko has a nice cameo as a captain of the Taiwan police force.

There is not as much fighting as most Jackie Chan movies, and they keep it more real. The stunt work is top notch and will have you saying ouch, but it is actually the car chases and huge explosions that give the most excitement.

This is almost a perfect movie. Rating- 9/10


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