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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.

Director:

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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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 »

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Trivia

The movie was released eleven years after Police Story (1985), eight years after Police Story 2 (1988), and four years after Supercop (1992). See more »

Goofs

A dragon dance is never performed in a Chinese funeral, nor is the letting off of fire crackers - they are for celebrations, not for mourning. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Uncle Bill: When you get back, write a report which is detailed and simple, starting from the beginning.
Jackie: Huh?
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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 »

Connections

References Alexander Nevsky (1938) See more »

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Who cares about the plot?! The point is to have fun!
22 March 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In "Jing cha gu shi IV: Jian dan ren wu" (called "Jackie Chan's First Strike" in the US), Jackie Chan has to find a missing nuclear warhead. Of course, if you pay too much attention to the plot, you'll miss the rest of the movie. Like any of Chan's movies, the point is to have him kick ass in various and sundry ways. The snowboarding sequence in my opinion should get registered alongside Gene Kelly singing in the rain as one of the great cinematic moments. And the ladder? I DON'T KNOW HOW HE DOES IT, BUT HE DOES IT!!!!!!!! So just have fun watching this (and I guarantee that you will). You could be deaf and still get a kick out of it.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (US version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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