At a Hong Kong shopping center, Buck Yuen's (Jackie Chan's) intuition warns him. He saves a robbery's loot and gets on television, ends up in Istanbul via South Korea, and accidentally becomes a spy. Fortunately, he knows Kung Fu.
Identical twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic, and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood, they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.
Teddy Robin Kwan
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He's accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.
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
As seen in the credits, Jackie Chan had to learn how to cook professionally to give him a realistic appearance of a television chef. See more »
During the initial chase sequence, Jackie and Diana are on the other side of the metal fence with the thugs attempting to climb it. In the next shot, the thugs' positions on the fence change. See more »
Review: This is a more serious Jackie Chan movie which sees him playing a TV Chef, who gets caught up with a bunch of thugs and drug dealers, when he tries to save a journalist who has recorded a drug deal. When they escape from the thugs, the journalist realises that she hasn't got the tape and that she has a recording of one of Jackies shows but the thugs are adamant about getting the tape back which will expose there operation. An innocent Jackie, helps to save the journalist to fight of the baddies whilst struggling to stay alive because of this tape, which he really doesn't know were it is. When his girlfriend comes to stay with him, she is kidnapped by the baddies so Jackie will give them the tape, so with the help of the police, he tries to get his girlfriend back by using his Kung Fu skills against both parties of the drug deal. When the police finally get information about the tapes whereabouts, Jackie manages to save his girlfriend and he takes down the drug dealers for good. Like many Chan movies, the action scenes were brilliant and the stunts were very well choreographed but the whole tape concept wasn't that great. I was impressed with Chans cooking skills and the epic bulldozer scene at the end was quite good but the film seemed pretty average. The acting from the Australian cast was a bit sketchy and the huge baddies in the box suits were useless but it's a watchable movie which, gladly, didn't have any of those silly comedic action scenes. Average!
Round-Up: Sammo Hung, 63, who made an appearance in the movie as a cyclist, also directed this action packed movie and I must admit, he did do quite a good job. Most of his previous films, like Wheels on Meals and Dragons Forever, have a comedic feel to them but he gave this movie a serious side which made the film watchable. Its not in the same league as the more authentic movies from Chan but the action was great, along with Chans professionalism on screen.
Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $13million
I recommend this movie to people who are into their crime/action/martial arts/comedies starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Richard Norton. 5/10
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