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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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Trivia

The character named Who AM I is actually named in a briefing soon after the helicopter crash. The character's name is the same as the actor's; Jackie Chan. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, the rally driver sets the hand brake, then uses the rear wheels to pelt the assailants with rocks. The hand brake locks the rear wheels, however, which would cause them not to spin. Furthermore, the vehicle (a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV) is all-wheel-drive, which would cause the front wheels to spin as well (as is visible in a previous shot). See more »

Quotes

Who Am I?: My father also told me to be kind to nature.
[destroys the disk containing the formula of the meteorite info]
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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

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Wo Shi Shui (Who Am I?)
Written by Chan Mo
Performed by Emil Chow Wah-Kin
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Great Jackie Chan movie
8 November 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Jackie Chan's movie has become modernized since Thunderbolt, and his association with Mitsubishi motors stronger. This movie is the end point or the apex of Jackie Chan's Hong Kong production before he really broke into Hollywood with Rush Hour. Most if not all of his movie since has been of international caliber, not confined to the Asian market.

Jackie Chan is a secret operations commando. He loses his memory while on a mission in South Africa. He gets picked up by the local tribe, then meets a rally driver and saves her brother's life. He becomes somewhat of a local celebrity, but his old colleagues, and South African intelligence is after him.

Jackie Chan is the first Asian asides from the Japanese to successfully created movies of international caliber, and he did this all by himself. The production of this movie is clearly beyond that of traditional Hong Kong movies, and refined to the point of international standards. The movie is beautifully shot, with exciting action scenes that only Jackie Chan seems to be able to create.

This movie has bit more action, and less comedy. Viewer's opinion may vary depending on which side of Jackie Chan movie they prefer to see more of.


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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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2.35 : 1
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