A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter for whom she begins to fall instead.

Director:

Vincent Kok

Writers:

Jackie Chan, Ivy Ho (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... C.N. Chan
Qi Shu ... Bu
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Albert (as Tony Leung)
Emil Chau ... L.W. Lo
Richie Jen ... Long-Yi (as Richie Ren)
Ken Lo ... Lo's Bodyguard
Sung-Young Chen ... Bu's Father
Elaine Jin ... Bu's Mother
Bradley James Allan ... Alan
Tats Lau ... Chan's Assistant
Vincent Kok ... Man at Pier
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Airport Pickpocket
Sam Lee ... Robber
Kar-Ying Law ... Restaurant Manager
Stephen Chow ... H.K. Police Officer
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Storyline

A Taiwanese girl named Bu has just been proposed to. While pondering the proposal, she finds a message in a bottle which inspires her go to Hong Kong to meet the guy, Albert, who wrote the message. However, she finds out that Albert is gay. A successful playboy businessman CN, and Howie have been rivals in love and business since school days. Howie finds out that CN is dating his girl and also trying to take over his company. Howie tells his guys to teach CN a lesson. Bu happens to be there and saves CN, but decides to fake her identity and scheme to make him fall in love with her. In the meantime Howie, who wants to teach CN a humiliating lesson, hires a highly trained foreign fighter to beat him. Written by Wanfan

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She wanted adventure. In Hong Kong she found her match.

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Vincent Kok had wanted to use Jackie Chan's office as the set for C.N.'s apartment, but this proved to be impractical, particularly as that section of the office is on the third floor. However, many props from Chan's office were used, including his own training dummy. Chan said of his character, C.N., that he was "sixty to seventy percent Jackie Chan". The clothing the character wears, the training routine he undergoes, and healthy lifestyle he maintains, his general good nature, and his environmental role are all traits and actions of Jackie. See more »

Quotes

Bu: Who would give you a sense of security? You should give yourself the sense of security.
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US version is cut by 22 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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What's wrong with trying something different?
25 December 2002 | by megadoomerSee all my reviews

I say kudos to Jackie for trying to expand his range a little bit, especially after having so much success over the years using the same formula. For once Jackie gets to act a little bit and play a role other than a cop/new kid in town/martial artist whose father/brother/girlfriend was kidnapped/murdered/disgraced. Sure, it's not high drama, but it is a very touching romantic comedy.

Jackie plays a wealthy businessman who is so wrapped up in his work that he has forgotten how to take time to enjoy what he has earned. Bu (Qi Shu) is a starry-eyed romantic who tries to help him remember. Mixing things up a bit is Chan's less scrupulous rival Lo, played by Emil Chau.

This rivalry serves to shoehorn a couple of fight scenes into the movie, and while I did really enjoy them (I like seeing Jackie in a good one-on-one matchup once in a while) they're really secondary to the plot of the movie. They're definitely worth seeing, though. Set up as elaborate boxing matches, they're a bit more realistic than most of his scenes.

I enjoyed this movie quite a lot and would love to see Jackie do some more like it. After all, we have to admit that Jackie is getting up there in age. While he's still just as amazing as ever, why not give him a break from being pushed through windows and dragged behind trucks once in a while?


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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Release Date:

6 February 1999 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$451,518
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed) | (USA) (English subtitled re-release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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