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.
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.
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.
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
When Jackie dangling from the beam after his apartment blows up, the safety wire is visible. See more »
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New Line Cinema made numerous changes to the film, including removal of footage, re-dubbing some characters, and changing the soundtrack to be more fast-paced and upbeat.
The cooking show scene appears first in the New Line Cinema version, whilst others (Hong Kong and Japanese versions) begin with Giancarlo.
Footage removed from New Line Cinema's version (in comparison to Hong Kong and Japanese versions):
The girl being buried alive is a little longer.
When Sonny and Nancy are watching the tape for the first time, Nancy gets shoved when she takes the tape out to "watch cartoons." Baggio comes in and takes them both into the kitchen to watch Jackie cook.
In the scene where Diana is accosted at her apartment by the thugs, Diana tries to fight her way free, but winds up getting smashed to the floor and kneed in the back.
A slow motion shot of Diana running down the street in her underwear appears when the thugs are chasing her.
When Jackie and Lakisha are waiting at the airport, their conversation has several more lines. Lakisha: "Are you going to marry her[Miki]?" Jackie: "Of course." Lakisha: "Do you like me?" Jackie: "Sure!" Lakisha: "Yeah, but you never asked me out!" Jackie: "Well, we already work and eat together... what's up with you?" Lakisha: "...Nothing." At this point Jackie sees Miki and calls her name, prompting Lakisha to say "What?" The New Line Cinema version only has Lakisha's last line, which sounds awkward.
During the horse-and-carriage chase, the cart narrowly misses colliding head-on with a street trolley. There is also a shot of people being stampeded off the sidewalk.
The horse-and-carriage scene on the sidewalk, with the shop signs, is slightly longer in the HK version, but has obvious continuity errors.
The "cricket bat" fight between Lakisha and Diana goes on for a few more frames, with Diana getting slugged with the bat and then throwing a chair at Lakisha in retaliation. There's also a brief scene here where Jackie comforts Miki on the way back to the apartment.
The scene where Giancarlo slaps his henchman with his own tie originally had the phone call for the rendezvous at the Golden Garden construction site appended to it.
Right before Miki walks in on Lakisha scratching Jackie's back, Miki looks in the bathroom mirror and asks herself what she's done to deserve her problems, but then resolves to cheer up for Jackie's sake.
The scene where Jackie and Miki sit together in the darkened living room runs a bit longer. Miki: "I came here for just one thing." Jackie: "To buy clothes, right? The clothes here are wonderful."
When the thugs search the house, Lakisha and Diana both get kicked in the stomach by them (in a matching-shot gag).
More shots of Jackie being shadowed by police when he goes to trade the tape for Miki, and a couple more establishing shots of Melbourne locations.
A brief shot of Romeo and Detective Morrison arguing in the control room over how to deal with the way Jackie is being strung along by the kidnappers.
A brief shot of Miki being kicked in the stomach before she gets hauled off by one of the Demons near the bridge.
When Jackie is accosted by the Demons and hauled off in the van, they almost throw him into traffic before deciding to check to see if the tape he has is the right one.
During the knife fight in the van, Jackie bites one of his attacker's nipples.
When Giancarlo finds Miki and the Demon gang leader, he slugs her to the floor and demands to know where his cocaine is. "I gave it to the cops," she says. To "make her understand", Giancarlo has one of the Demons put in a stranglehold with rope, beats him savagely, then shoots him.
When the Demon gang leader breaks loose, she stabs one of Giancarlo's men in the back with her knife. She gets shot at while diving out the window.
Brief shots of Miki getting slapped by Giancarlo and thrown around by Giancarlo's thugs.
A scene where Romeo talks to the Demon gang leader in the hospital. In the next bed, a severely-beaten Diana murmurs to Romeo: "Remember, this is my exclusive."
Right after the faked phone call, where Giancarlo kicks Jackie across the room, Miki runs up to Giancarlo to stop him. Giancarlo responds by slapping Miki repeatedly.
Footage only in the New Line Cinema and Japanese versions:
Baggio talks about Jackie's parents during dinner.
Jackie Chan plays quintessential fall guy for a woman in distress. He nevertheless, braves his way to save his girl, and saves two others risking his life.
Jackie (Jackie Chan) is a cooking show host. One day he runs into Diana, a woman who's running from gangs to deliver VHS tape containing incriminating evidence. He saves her for the time being, but the thugs are still after her. They show up at her apartment, but the tape has been swapped in Jackie's car. Now everyone is after Jackie to recover the tape. The thugs show up at Jackie's charity food show. It's now a chase in the mall, and in the streets of Melbourne between Jackie, and the thugs. Diane sneaks into Jackie's apartment looking for the tape. But the thugs show up too, and now they have to balance across the roof to make the getaway. The thugs bombs Jackie's apartment, and now he has to stay with his friend Lakisha. Thugs who came looking for the tape at Lakisha's place takes Miki and tells Jackie to get the tape ready for exchange.
There're lot of holes in this plot. Like how did the thugs find out where Lakisha lives, or even if you get the tape back, how do you know that a copy hasn't been made ? So this has to be taken as Jackie Chan entertainment, and not get too serious about the plot.
This one though somehow didn't look like Jackie Chan movie. Maybe because there aren't enough twists and turn in the story. Maybe because there're only three Asians in the entire movie including Sammo. This and "Who am I ?" that was made around the same time has this feel to it.
Maybe it was the right timing for him to to do Rush Hour and break into Hollywood again. He seems to be running out of space to do new things in this movie.
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