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High Risk (1995)

Shu dan long wei (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

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

Writers:

Domonic Muir (dubbed version), Jing Wong
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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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Storyline

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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He Redefines Revenge


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 German version is slightly cut; ca. 2 min of violence are missing See more »

Connections

Spoofs Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Jet Li shows his skills
8 March 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The movie might have been Hong Kong's version of "Rush Hour" if Jackie Chan was playing the role of Frankie. Unfortunately, the chemistry between the principles didn't seem to match, and this didn't happen.

Jet Li is a Hong Kong police officer in the special operations. He lost his wife and daughter on his mission to defuse a bomb set under their bus. He's deeply affected by this event, and retires from the police force. He's finding bit part as a stunt man, but then the culprit who was responsible for the bombing of the bus shows up at the hall he happens to be in. Him, Frankie, (Jackie Cheung) and others battle the gangs to save the day.

Jet Li was still unknown in the west at the time, but he puts in a great performance. I can't tell if it's wire work, but he does some unbelievable moves in this movie. Perhaps the fastest I've seen him move.

What surprised me was how decrepit Jackie Cheung looks in this movie. I almost didn't recognize him.

The movie didn't come out as the stellar action movie it could have been, but Jet Li shows his presence in this movie as the leading man. Worth the watch.


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