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Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)

Ging chaat goo si 4: Gaan dan yam mo (original title)
This installment of Chan's Police Story film franchise has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

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Stanley Tong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Insp. Chan Ka Kui
Jackson Lou ... Jackson Tsui
Annie Wu ... Annie Tsui (as Chen Chun Wu)
Bill Tung ... 'Uncle' Bill Wong
Yuriy Petrov Yuriy Petrov ... Col. Gregor Yegorov (as Jouri Petrov)
Nonna Grishaeva ... Natasha (as Grishajeva Nonna)
John Eaves John Eaves ... Mark
Terry Woo Terry Woo ... Uncle Seven
Kristopher Kazmarek Kristopher Kazmarek ... Cmdr. Korda (as Kristoff Kaczmarek)
Ailen Sit Ailen Sit ... Golden Dragon Club Member
Man-Ching Chan Man-Ching Chan ... Golden Dragon Club Member
Rocky Lai ... Golden Dragon Club Member
Wai-To Chan Wai-To Chan ... Golden Dragon Club Member (as Wai To Chan)
Brett Arthur Brett Arthur ... Hit Man
Mark French Mark French ... Hit Man
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Storyline

Jackie, a cop, participates in a sting operation on an international spy-ring. But when one of them (Tsui) gets away, Jackie is ordered to apprehend him. This leads Jackie all over the globe starting with Tsui's sister in Australia. The story follows him as he tries to stay alive and capture the villain. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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They thought they possessed the ultimate weapon. They hadn't counted on Jackie Chan. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for plentiful action/violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan's First Strike See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,778,933, 12 January 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,318,863
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Runtime:

| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (US version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Police Story 5" was planned to be involved in Chan Ka Kui and May's wedding after this movie, but was cancelled. See more »

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In the ski chase scene when the helicopter drops its second load of soldiers, the one on the right drops off, stumbles, and falls just before the scene cuts away. See more »

Quotes

Chan Ka Kui: [phone call] Uncle Bill! I'm calling you right now from Australia and I'm having a great time! I'm talking to you while enjoying my great view. Wow! Working for the FSB is great. I have a sauna, swimming pool, and jacuzzi. Oh, wait a second. My koala bear just came out.
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Chan Ka Kui: No. It's the real thing!
[hands the phone to the koala bear]
Chan Ka Kui: Say hi to Uncle Bill.
[takes the phone back]
Chan Ka Kui: He's too shy. Don't hang up.
Hong Kong Policeman: [...]
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Outtakes of the stunts that went wrong, injuries and funny scenes. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US release was cut by approximately 20+ minutes from the original Hong Kong version. Many video/DVD releases are based on this cut version (ie. UK and Germany). See more »

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Amusing and colorful fourth entry with Jackie Chan taking on uranium dealers
18 October 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

FIRST STRIKE packs a violent confrontation between Jackie and double agents from CIA and KGB . This exciting story about the cop named Chang Wing of the Hong Kong precinct is well played by Jackie Chan. Chang participates in a sting operation against an international spy-ring that is smuggling nuclear weapons from Ukraine. But when one of them (Tsui) escapes , Jackie is ordered to capture him . This leads Jackie all over the globe beginning with Tsui's sister (Annie Wu) at Australia . The story follows him as he attempts to stay alive and chase the villain. When his police buddies are deceived by a wicked criminal band , Wing turns into an unfortunate spy when he is also double-crossed . A young woman helps him to track down and apprehend the gang commanded by a double agent. Then Chan looks for vengeance against the ominous villains at a cat and mouse game.

This exciting movie is crammed of action-packed, overwhelming stunt-work and lots of violence but with humor. Jackie Chan is top notch as one army man fighting a group of heinous criminals and as always he makes his own stunts like is showed on the final fake-shots . Awesome ,incredible stunts and brief comic touches , as usual ; the picture is better constructed than its predecessor . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times , but frantic action sequences make up for it . Spotlights movie include a stirring pursuit on the snow and underwater fights surrounded by sharks in James Bond style , among others . This is a phenomenal action movie distinguished by nicely cinematography of the spectacular sequences , and contains agreeable sense of humor such as previous entries . However while the former outings Jackie teamed up to prestigious actresses and fine action stars in their own right , like Maggie Cheung and Michelle Khan , at this film his parternaire is unknown . Thrilling and moving musical score fitting to action by J. Peter Robinson . The picture is lavishly produced by the great Asian producers Raymond Chow and Golden Harvest production and efficiently directed by Stanley Tong . The first version titled ¨Police story(1985)¨ directed by the same Jackie Chan 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 ¨Police story V : Crime story¨ and finally ¨New Police story¨ by Benny Chan . Rating : Accepatable and passable, the picture has its sensational moments here and there , mostly provided by its agile star, the super Jackie Chan .


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