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First Strike (1996)

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


Stanley Tong
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The world's most explosive action star fights for America for the first time! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


At the time, this movie was the all-time Hong Kong box-office champ (57,518,794 Hong Kong dollars). It held it until the release of Shaolin Soccer (2001), which grossed 60,739,847 Hong Kong dollars. See more »


After Jackie meets up with Annie with the security guards at the elevator, the security guard talking on the walkie-talkie says that they are on the top floor, but after Jackie pushes both guards into the elevator, you clearly see the elevator going up, clearly indicating there is at least one more floor. See more »


Col. Gregor Yegorov: You even share the same coffin as your father.
Jackson Tsui: The coffin is for you. You killed my father!
Col. Gregor Yegorov: He had to die somehow. At least it was for a reason.
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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 home video releases are based on this cut version (e.g. UK and Germany). See more »


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User Reviews

Probably my overall favourite Chan
1 April 2006 | by iKickstandSee all my reviews

I'm pretty sure this was one of the first Jackie Chan movies I saw, and the point where I became a fan. After watching it again last night, I can see why I started to like Jackie so much after this film.

The film isn't perfect, far from it. As very common in these films, it takes ages to settle into any proper action or story, carries the trademark terrible dialogue in all talking scenes and has a whole host of continuity errors and goofs. But what this film does have, in my opinion, is possibly Chans best overall performance of his career so far.

This film shows how much of an athletic talent Jackie really is, from the fight scenes to all the ways Jackie climbs over obstacles and into windows during the movie. This movie really showed me what a leading man was capable in the way of stunts when I first saw it, and still shows what the human body can do in any situation.

I don't think it really needs any more praise on here, but the mid movie ladder fight (and all build up to it) really needs to be seen to be believed. The gag real at the end of the movie show how dangerous this really was as well.

I just love Jackie's acrobatic style in this film. I am so glad I still find movies like this entertaining after I was so disappointed by the much hyped drunken master and original police story. I still need to see a few more of Chan's early work, but for now, this is my fav.

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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 »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,778,933, 12 January 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (US version)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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