6.4/10
8,216
33 user 23 critic

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.

Director:

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

Photos

Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Oddsen kan inte bli mycket högre än så här

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Just moments before the Lancer Evolution III crashes there is no wing on the car. In the next shot there is. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two different openings were shot for the film. In the Japanese print, Jackie, while training at the Mitsubishi car plant in Japan, breaks company rules by test driving a prototype without permission. As a result, he has to return to Hong Kong. In the Hong Kong print, Jackie simply completes his training, has an amusing encounter with the boss's daughter, then leaves Japan of his own accord. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib (1998) See more »

User Reviews

 
Wild action thump from Jackie Chan!
5 June 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is another action-packed movie starring Jackie Chan, where he plays expert mechanic Chan Foh To who runs a small business in Hong Kong with his father and two sisters. He also helps the police weed out cars that were illegally upgraded, including one driven by street racer Warner Krugerman (Thorsten Nickel). After escaping jail, Krugerman seeks revenge on Foh by trashing his business and kidnapping his sisters, betting to race with Foh.

The acting was OK and the movie features an all-star cast, including cameo appearances by Coren Yuen, Collin Chau, Fui-On Shing and Kar-Lok Chin. Anita Yuen plays a great leading lady opposite Jackie Chan and Chan himself did some of his wildest and adrenaline-pumping martial arts moves, taking on one bad guy after the other. The most wild, and what I thought overkill, action scene is when Krugerman and his goons literally upends Foh's business while he and his father and sisters are caught in the mayhem. Lots of action follow afterward, including a long and somewhat drawn-out race car scenes.

There a little chemistry between Chan and Yuen, but it wasn't elaborated upon much. There are some drama here and there about Chan struggles in trying to overcoming the odds in defeating the villain and getting his sisters back.

Despite much of the exciting action sequences, overall, there isn't much of a suspenseful plot in the film and the story is somewhat predictable.

Grade C+


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 August 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Thunderbolt See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

HKD2,000,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed