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The Accidental Spy (2001)

Te wu mi cheng (original title)
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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.

Director:

Teddy Chan

Writers:

Rod Dean (English adaptation), Ivy Ho
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Buck Yuen
Eric Tsang ... Many Liu
Vivian Hsu ... Yong
Min Kim Min Kim ... Carmen Wong (as Kim Min Jeong)
Hsing-Kuo Wu ... Lee Sang-Zen (as Wu Hsing Kuo)
Murat Yilmaz Murat Yilmaz ... Celik
Alfred Cheung ... Cheung the Lawyer
Lillian Ho Lillian Ho ... Candice
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Tsui / Stan
Vincent Kok ... Moving Worker
Hang-Sang Poon Hang-Sang Poon ... Rich Man
Paulyn Sun ... Rich Man's Wife
Ping Ha ... Cleaning Lady (as Ha Ping)
Ken Chang ... Cop at Mall
Glory Simon ... TCN Field Reporter
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Storyline

This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his instincts to trail two suspicious looking men into an alley. When he realizes that these men are robbing a jewelry store, he jumps into action to foil their plans. Soon after Bei meets Liu, a private investigator who convinces Bei that he may be the long-lost son of a rich Korean businessman. In no time, Bei is on his way to fulfill his dreams of adventure and fortune traveling to Korea and even exotic Turkey. As Bei is drawn deeper into the game of cat and mouse, he realizes he has become the key to locating a new, highly addictive narcotic. With an assortment of characters fighting him along the way, will Bei succeed in finding the drug himself? Written by Anonymous

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Ordinary guy. Extraordinary spy


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong action violence, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Golden Harvest | Official site

Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

18 January 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Accidental Spy See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Budget:

HKD 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS (English version)| SDDS (English version)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Teddy Chan: Taxi Driver. See more »

Goofs

When Buck's SUV pushes the Hyundai Sonata backwards into the pond, a cast member is visible briefly on the right side of the screen attempting to jump out of the way. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the outtakes, Buck accepts a mission in Verona, Italy. He sets someone up to get arrested. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version is cut by 20+ minutes. See more »

Connections

References Speed (1994) See more »

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Gong Don Ci
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Written by Liu Xue An and Cao Xue Qin
Performed by Vivian Hsu
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Chan has definitely been better
13 May 2005 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

This is one of Chan's Hong Kong-movies, and it seems to lack much of the basics that makes his better movies, well, better. When it comes to the fighting scenes, they aren't that bad. They are typical Chan-fighting scenes which involves many items in special ways. They are also funny, and especially one of them lasts long. Apart from that, there are nothing good in this movie. The story is nearly non-existing. This comes as no surprise, especially when we know that the story got changed from the Chinese to the English version. I really have to warn people from watching this movie only based on the film's cover. Here's why: There's a black man on the cover. Where the heck was he in the movie? I didn't see the blonde girl on the cover in the movie either. And military airplanes? If you haven't guessed it already: There are no such planes in the movie. If the movie had been any good, I guess they wouldn't have to make a halfway fake cover like they have.


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