A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
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.
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 Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary.Written by
In the tradition of every Jackie Chan film, outtakes appear under the end credits. All of Jackie's outtakes involve bloopers only. The only injury on the outtakes is a stunt driver being brought out on a stretcher. See more »
The American version is cut by 9 minutes. Scenes omitted from the American version:
-In the Hong Kong version, we do not see Jackie's unit get double crossed right after the mission is over (The American edit shows the unit getting double crossed after the mission). When the mission is over, it immediately cuts to the CIA briefing room. The scene with the double cross is shown during a flashback.
There are more scenes with Jackie and his time with the African tribe. These include:
Jackie talks in Chinese most of the time (The American version shows him talking in English as the film was shot in English).
A conversation with tribal child Baba about the sun and the moon in hopes of finding out what happened to him.
A confrontation with Jackie and a lion after Jackie picks up one of the lion's cubs.
A ceremony where Jackie is made a member of the tribe.
Before he leaves his tribal friends to go journey to find out his true identity, he does a traditional tribal dance for them and they return the favor with a dance of their own.
-The road race which Jackie helps Yuki and her snakebitten brother win is longer in the Hong Kong version.
-Jackie and Yuki talk after the race where Jackie is finally able to speak clear and concise to her. He tells her he had a hard time speaking to her before because of the herbs he chewed to help neutalize her brother's snakebite numbed his mouth. Afterwards, they climb into Yuki's big rig and head for the hospital.
-Yuki tells Jackie at the hospital he can borrow her brother's suite while he is in the city.
-The power station explosion scene in the Hong Kong version is longer.
-Jackie's journey getting from the hotel suite to the hotel car is longer in the Hong Kong version.
-All instant replay scenes are omitted in the American version. See more »
Jackie Chan is a special operative, part of an elite military unit who are employed to capture a group of scientist working on a potent force that can be a power source or a weapon of mass destruction. After the job the group is betrayed and their helicopter forced to crash Jackie is the only survivor. He comes too much later in an African village having lost his memory. When he has regained full strength he begins to try and find who he is however his ex-employers are also keen to ensure he knows nothing and that they can complete their work.
The story here is solid not much more can be said than that. It works quite well as a thriller plot but it wouldn't stand up by itself. Happily we have two things saving the plot. The first is the strand of physical comedy that runs through Chan's work here we have plenty of little jokes scattered around, e.g. Chan is fighting one man and uses the man's tie against him, another man waits to fight Chan but pointedly removes his tie first! The second (and more important) aspect is the fight scenes. For much of the film the action seems to be toned down indeed there are only 4 or 5 main scenes in the movie where Chan lets rip. However all of these are good, however the final roof top fight (in fact the whole last 20 minutes) is excellent and worth watching the film for.
As always the film doesn't worry about details rather it focuses on choreography. This means we have bad support actors .and we do! It means that things like realism and continuity go out the window ..a car slides on it's side, spins and then turns over again however seconds later it has no scratches anywhere! And some of the early special effects are a little ropy. Although these are minor problems.
Chan is excellent in the lead and is a real wonder to watch I wish I could move like him now never mind when I'm his age. His ability at both martial arts and comedy helps this film immensely. It is hard to fault him for effort.
Overall this is a good Chan movie it has the same faults as all his movies do, but it's funny, has some good action scenes and ends with a really good conclusion. Well worth watching.
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