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Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

Yat goh ho yan (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 March 1998 (USA)
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A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (as Samo Hung)

Writers:

Fibe Ma (screenplay), Edward Tang (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Jackie
Richard Norton ... Giancarlo
Miki Lee Miki Lee ... Miki
Karen McLymont Karen McLymont ... Lakisha
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick Gabrielle Fitzpatrick ... Diana
Vince Poletto Vince Poletto ... Romeo
Barry Otto ... Baggio
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Cyclist (as Sammo Hung)
Emil Chau ... Ice Cream Vendor
Joyce Godenzi ... Cook Show Audience (as Mina Godenzi)
Peter Houghton Peter Houghton ... Richard
Peter Lindsay Peter Lindsay ... Grank, Demon Leader
David William No ... Victor (as David No)
Rachel Blakely ... Sandy, Demon
Judy Green Judy Green ... Tina, Demon
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Storyline

In Melbourne, the Chinese Chef Jackie has a successful show on television. The drug lord Giancarlo and his gang are dealing cocaine with The Demons gang, but they fight against each other. During the shooting, the snoopy reporter Diana and her partner are accidentally exposed and they flee with a VHS tape with the footage of the negotiation. On the street, she stumbles with Jackie and he helps her fighting against the gangsters. When they are escaping in his car, her tape accidentally mixes with other videotapes that Jackie has in a box on the backseat of his car. Jackie goes to his apartment and meets his girlfriend Miki while his nephews "borrow" the tape to watch. Meanwhile Giancarlo's gangsters are looking for the tape and abduct Miki. Jackie's friend Romeo, who is a police detective, chases the gangsters with other policemen while Jackie teams up with Diana and his friend Lakisha to release Miki from Giancarlo. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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gang | gangster | drugs | reporter | chef | See All (295) »

Taglines:

Nice guys don't get mad. They get even. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive action violence, some sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Nice Guy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,442,468, 22 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,674,183, 7 June 1998
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Golden Harvest Company See more »
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(original) | (DVD) | (Fan Edit)

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Dolby Digital | DTS (US prints)| SDDS (US prints)

Color:

Color (Cineart)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's wife Joyce Godenzi made a cameo appearance as cook show audience in departmant store scene. See more »

Goofs

In the mall cooking scene, Jackie "dices" the rolled egg very sloppily and the egg is in scraps. The next shot of Jackie throwing the egg to Miki, for a split second you can see the rolled egg chopped perfectly. See more »

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The last scene shown in the opening credits, following the director's credit for Sammo Kam-Bo Hung is a quick shot from later in the film of Sammo Hung, as the angry biker, beating someone up. See more »

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Jackie Chan still defines the "action guy" image.
2 January 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

C'mon, all of you! Throw some more votes into the pot if you've seen enough out of everything! Jackie Chan's recent movies including MR. NICE GUY show their prescnce in the Hollywood mainstream thanks to a special ingredient: originality. Take your pick at RUMBLE IN THE BRONX and thereafter! Impressive and fast stunt choreography from TV chef Chan is astounding and well done, something that highly trained professionals have died for. Voices aren't dubbed this time around, but Chan's accent takes some learning. The touch of comedy is another welcome feature, making this one specially entertaining. Fat bicyclist steals the show for fighting back, and the end outtakes are a nice bonus. There are a couple of gripes, though. MR. NICE GUY tends to run the same route as R.I.T.B. from start to finish (like the giant truck finale), and it could have been less on stupidity, but as I said before, the comedy was welcome. More movies like this would (almost) put James Bond 007 in the retirement home! Another must-see for action buffs! Another must-have for the fan of Chan!


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