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Who Am I? (1998)

Ngo si seoi (original title)
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A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

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Benny Chan, Jackie Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Who Am I
Michelle Ferre ... Christine Stark
Mirai Yamamoto Mirai Yamamoto ... Yuki
Ron Smerczak ... Morgan
Ed Nelson ... General Sherman
Ton Pompert Ton Pompert ... CIA Chairman (as Tom Pompert)
Glory Simon ... CIA Secretary (as Gloria Simon)
Fred van Ditmarsch Fred van Ditmarsch ... Airforce (as Johan van Ditmarsch)
Fritz Krommenhoek Fritz Krommenhoek ... Navy
Dick Rienstra Dick Rienstra ... Army
Rinaldo van Ommeren Rinaldo van Ommeren ... Army Assistant
Pim Daane Pim Daane ... Marine
Jeremiah Fleming Jeremiah Fleming ... Marine Assistant (as Jeremiah Flemming)
Neil Berger Neil Berger ... Secretary
Dik Brinksma Dik Brinksma ... NAT Security Officer
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Storyline

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 commanderblue

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Fight now. Ask questions later.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts action violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English | Cantonese | Dutch

Release Date:

17 January 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan's Who Am I? See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Ferre never considered acting, but on the set of this movie, when she tried to interview Jackie Chan, he was struck by her, and asked her to audition for the movie, which she did, and landed a co-starring role. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the movie, when Jackie and the commandos are attacking the convoy, they do a visual survey with special binoculars first. This shows people inside the vehicles via individual's body heat. If this is the case, there should be certain parts of vehicles that should appear as red, like a truck's engine block which would have five times the human body heat easily. Also friction would cause the tire treads to have some heat as well. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Morgan: Trust no-one!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in Top 10 Jackie Chan Stunts (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Wo Shi Shui (Who Am I?)
Written by Chan Mo
Performed by Emil Chow Wah-Kin
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Possibly Jackie Chan's most underrated film.
31 May 2013 | by Abyss47See all my reviews

Some of the most exciting action movies came out in the 90's, and this espionage gem is no exception, as it keeps you engaged from start to finish with its death-defying stunts - all of which don't feel as forced as they do in other Jackie Chan action flicks - and intriguing blend of humor, drama, and suspense. Taking place across a variety of locations (including South Africa), it's an adventurous epic that gives you a lot to see. The plot also unfolds primarily as a mystery, keeping you guessing to the end, as Jackie is trying to find out exactly why everyone from the secret police to the CIA is after him. Like most Jackie Chan films, there's also a strong reliance on humor, except this film doesn't have nearly as much slapstick as, say, "Police Story", to the point where it becomes annoying. The humor is carefully blended into the proceedings, and even when it reaches unintentional levels, it somehow makes the movie all the more enjoyable.

I won't spoil the various stunts performed in the film, you just have to see them to believe them, but needless to say, they are jaw-dropping. Speaking of jaw-dropping, the rooftop fight, which also serves as the final fight sequence in the film, is one of the best I've ever seen. It goes on for a while, but it's so well choreographed and stunningly executed that you'll want it to keep going for a few more minutes afterwards. The score by Nathan Wang, while nothing remarkable, fits the movie well, and sometimes goes so far as to raise the excitement factor, specifically during the chase sequences. It must be hard for anybody to direct themselves in a film, especially in an action film on such a large scale as this one, but Jackie Chan does so admirably here, alongside Benny Chan. It's some of his best work of the 90's alongside "Operation Condor".


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