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Thunderbolt (1995)

Pik lik foh (original title)
In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Chan Foh To (Jackie Chan) has to beat a supercriminal street racer.


Gordon Chan
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Chan Foh To
Anita Yuen ... Amy Yip
Michael Wong ... Steve Cannon
Thorsten Nickel ... Warner 'Cougar' Kaugman
Yuen Chor ... Uncle Tung / Foh's father (Alfred's father in US version) (as Yun Chor)
Hoi-Yan Woo Hoi-Yan Woo ... Dai Mui (Daphne in US version) (as Daisy Wu Oi-Yan)
Yûzô Kayama ... Coach Mirakami (as Kayama Yuzo)
Kenya Sawada ... Saw (as Sawada Kenya)
Ken Lo ... Kong (as Houi-Kang Low)
Chi Wah Wong ... Mr. Lam (as Tze-Wah Wong)
Kar Lok Chin ... Coach's Assistant (as Ka-Lok Chin)
Corey Yuen ... The Doctor (as Cory Yuen)
Marie Eguro Marie Eguro ... Miss Kenya (as Eguro Mari)
Kam-Cheong Yung Kam-Cheong Yung ... Cheong, mechanic (as Peter Yung Kam-Cheong)
William Wai-Lun Duen ... Koo (as William Tuen Wai-Lun)


Jackie plays Foh, an expert mechanic who has returned from Japan after a master course at Mitsubishi Motors. He runs a small business in Hong Kong along with his father and two sisters. In his spare time, he also helps the police out by checking cars that have been illegally upgraded. One night, psychotic street racing driver Warner Krugerman, aka Cougar, speeds past Foh and the cops. Foh gets into a car and stops Cougar heroically. Cougar lands in jail, but breaks out eventually. He gets revenge on Foh by trashing his business and kidnapping his sisters. The only way Foh can get his sisters back is by racing cougar in Japan. He now must retrain himself in race car driving so he can be at his best to race Cougar. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Jackie Chan suffered a broken ankle while filming Rumble in the Bronx (1995), so stunt doubles were used for most of the fight scenes in this movie. This was a big thing for Chan, who was always known for doing all his own stunts. See more »


When Amy uses the phone booth after entering the casino, some of the film crew, particularly the boom operator, are reflected in the glass. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese print (and laserdisc) is missing Jackie's slow motion fight with tattooed members of the Yakuza. See more »


Referenced in Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire (1995) See more »

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Jackie Chan vehicle with nail-biting action and breathtaking car races
29 November 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This moving picture deals with Chan Foh To (Jackie Chan) who runs a small garage in Hong Kong along with his father and two sisters who are abducted and the only way Foh can get his sisters back is by racing cougar in Japan. Foh is an expert mechanic an in his spare time, he also helps the police out by checking vehicles that have been illegally upgraded. One night, heinous street racing driver named Warner Krugerman or Cougar (Nickel), speeds past Foh and the patrolmen . Foh gets into a car and stops Cougar heroically but later takes place the kidnapping his sisters by the psychotic nasty. In order to release his kidnapped sisters , sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer . He now must retrain himself in race car driving so he can be at his best to race Cougar .

Exciting film plenty of thrills , over-the-top action with impressive and interminable fights including Chan dangling and downing, ingenious stunts and stirring music . This thrilling movie is packed with adventure , intrigue , unstopped action , overwhelming stunt-work and lots of fights but with humor . Jackie Chan is top notch as one army man fighting a group of heinous hoodlums and as always he makes his own stunts like is well showed at the final stock-shots . Awesome , incredible stunts and brief comic touches , as usual ; the picture is well constructed as well as Chan's ulterior films . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times , but frantic action sequences make up for it . Spotlights of the movie hold several spectacular races , Jackie jumping down and fighting ; including when the nasty Cougar lands in jail, but breaks out eventually on some breathtaking scenes . Furthermore , when Cougar gets revenge on Foh by trashing his garage , a breathtaking final race and other extraordinary action sequences in overwhelming style . This is an acceptable action movie distinguished by nicely cinematography of the spectacular sequences , and contains agreeable sense of humor such as previous entries . Jackie Chan usually forms couple to notorious actress as Maggie Chung and Michelle Yeoh . However in this outing Jackie teams up again to Chinese actress , Anita Yeun , Miss Hong Kong 1990 . This is a passable action movie distinguished by ferocious sequences , and packs silly sense of humor as well as Jackie's subsequent entries . The motion picture is professionally directed by Gordon Chan who filmed various Jackie Chan and Jet Li vehicles and several art-martial movies such as ¨Fist the legend¨, ¨Kung Fu master¨, ¨The king of fighters¨and ¨The medallion¨

The picture achieved success in China and around the world . However , Jackie Chan's failed at Box-office in his American debut ,¨Battle creek brawl¨ . Chan is a fine action star in their own right , he is a hard-working actor and director throughout his long and varied career . Chan usually pays overt homage to two of his greatest influences as Charles Chaplin and Harold Lloyd . He went on playing ¨Cannoball¨ , ¨The protector¨ and "Rumble in the Bronx", until getting all American success with ¨Shangai Knights¨ , ¨The tuxedo¨ , ¨Around the world in 80 days¨ and ¨Rush hour¨ trilogy , and the recent ¨Karate kid¨. Of course , his biggest hits were ¨The Police story¨ series that won the Golden Horse Award, a Chinese version of the Oscar , the first was titled ¨Police story(1985)¨ directed by the same Chan , it was a perfect action film for enthusiastic of the genre ; the following was ¨Police story 2(1988)¨also pretty violent and with abundant humor touches. It's followed by ¨Supercop¨ or ¨Police story 3¨ and finally, ¨Police story IV : Crime story . Rating : Acceptable and passable , the picture has its sensational moments here and there , but also with abundant humor touches mostly provided by its agile star , the super Jackie . It's a perfect action film for enthusiast of the genre though only for Jackie fans .

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Release Date:

5 August 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »


Box Office


HKD2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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