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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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Details

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

Company Credits

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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

Frankie tricks the henchman searching for him and his dad by placing his sneaker just barely visible behind the wall and jumps the guy from behind after he shoots at the shoe - falling flat on his face. We then see Frankie doing pushups with both his shoes on again. See more »

Quotes

Frankie's Father: Frankie, you did great, son, you were great!
Frankie Lone: Of course I'm great!
[faints]
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Die Hard (1988) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Fast, funny, frenetic and first-rate.
6 June 2004 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

If you are an action fan, and are able to overlook the usual, for Hong Kong movies, schizophrenic tone, which mixes excessive violence with slapstick comedy, it's practically impossible to be disappointed by "Meltdown": first-rate fight scenes, wildly over-the-top stunts, prime explosions and lots of shattered glass. It's hard to believe that so much action can be packed in just one movie. Jet Li moves with amazing speed and agility, Jacky Cheung is pretty funny, and Chingmy Yau is also around, which is always a plus. (***)


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