After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an ... See full summary »

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Jing Wong (as Wong Jing), Wai-Lun Lam (as Ah Lun)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Kit Li
Chingmy Yau ... Helen
Jacky Cheung ... Frankie Lone
Charlie Yeung ... Joyce
Suki Kwan ... Li's Wife
Lik-Chi Lee ... Lai Siu Tin
Chung-Hsien Yang Chung-Hsien Yang ... Detective Chow Kam - Joyce's Boyfriend
Kelvin Wong ... The Doctor / David Wang (as Wong Siu)
Wu Ma ... Frankie's Father
Valerie Chow ... Fai-Fai
Charlie Cho ... Charlie
Billy Chow ... Kong
Vincent Kok ... Cameraman
William Wai-Lun Duen ... Commander (as Duen William)
Chun Hung Cheung Chun Hung Cheung ... Bomb Squad Member
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After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when the Doctor's gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way. Will Frankie regain his courage? Will romance blossom between Kit and the nosy reporter? Who has the best Kung-Fu? Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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This movie takes a cinematic swipe at Jackie Chan, with whom director Wong Jing had worked previously on the City Hunter live-action film. After the release of City Hunter, Chan not only disowned the film, but attacked Wong personally in the press. Through the character of Frankie Lone, Wong insinuated that Chan was actually a boozing womanizer and a fraud who did not really do his own stunts after all. See more »

Goofs

At the end when kit flies the helicopter inside the building, the helicopter's propellers swings off hitting the terrorists and splitting them in half, you can see that at that very moment the terrorists are either made out of dummy or clay. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: From now on, errors will be treated with zero tolerance. As an example, I point to the sloppy execution of last week's bank robbery, where one unsightly error nearly set off the alarm... You know what I'm referring to don't you... Li Chin?
Li Chin: It wasn't me, Doctor.
The Doctor: Don't worry... I know it was Wang.
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Alternate Versions

The first issue DVD release contains the uncut version of the film. All following Hong Kong DVD releases are uncut. The uncut DVD is recognisable by a large Cat IIB symbol on the lower right of the rear side of the Cover. US DVD also contains the uncut version. See more »

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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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A Fun Action Flick
8 March 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

After failing to save his wife from the Doctor, Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when the Doctor's gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way.

The film is a parody of some of Hollywood's most influential action films, such as "Die Hard" and "Speed". It also gained controversy for spoofing Jackie Chan, who was, in turn, offended by the satire. From what I can tell, he was offended specifically because he had a falling out with the director. I don't see anything that is offensive here... sure, it might vaguely imply that Chan is a fake, but only vaguely -- satire is what happens when you reach the success of Chan.

Overall, this is a strong action film with a fun plot. Purists can watch it with subtitles, but those who prefer dubbing will especially enjoy the sweet voice of Daran Norris as the Doctor.


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Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

12 July 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Meltdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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