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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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Jackie Chan fights for America in his biggest action film ever. 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

Gross USA:

$15,318,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,890,845
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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

Last Movie Appearance of Bill Tung See more »

Goofs

Tsui's name is mispronounced throughout the English dub of the film. The correct pronunciation is "Choy". 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.
Uncle Bill: [on the other end of the call] What? You mean in your hotel room? It's only a toy, right?
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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Crazy Credits

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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Follows Police Story (1985) See more »

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Jackie Chan does James Bond
13 October 2003 | by DrLeneraSee all my reviews

The fourth installment in Jackie Chan's terrific Police Story films {although the western release obscured the connection,but more on that later}is basically Chan's take on James Bond. And it is tremendous fun,in many respects one of his best all-round movies. While having some incredible action,it also has a reasonably good plot and acting,two things which even the most die-hard Chan fan will probably admit his films don't often contain.

The film has been unfairly criticised for having little martial arts,but it has more than,say,Crime Story or The Tuxedo. This film aims at more diversity in it's action,and ranges from a ski-chase {ending with Chan jumping on to a helicopter than falling into ice-filled water with VERY little protection}to a running battle with a giant {this scene actually has Chan running on water!}to a warehouse fight where Chan uses a ladder with amazing skill. The film moves a little slower than you might expect but the story holds the attention and the last half-hour is incredible non-stop action,climaxing with a terrific car stunt. The centrepiece is an underwater fight with martial arts moves. It somewhat degenerates into clowning but is never less than terrific to watch. A shame that Chan injured himself and therefore {as with Rumble In The Bronx}could not have a final battle,but never mind.

Hugely enjoyable then,with Chan obviously aware of the Bondisms and having fun doing them his way {he even complains that he is missing the gorgeous girls at one point}. Sadly the Western cinema release is cut by around 20 minutes. The plot is harder to follow and ,worst of all,some of the action is cut,including some great moments from the underwater battle. The original Hong Kong version is superior in every way and it remains a great shame that New Line and Miramax see fit to chop up all the non-American Chan films they release. Seek out the full version.


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