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San ging chaat goo si (2004)

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.

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Benny Chan

Writer:

Alan Yuen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
Nicholas Tse ... Zheng Xiaofeng / Frank Cheng Siu-fung
Mak Bau Mak Bau ... Negotiator
Tak-Bun Wong ... Robber (as Wong Tak Bun)
Winnie Leung ... Female hostage
Wai-Leung Kwok ... Male hostage (as Eric Kwok)
Deep Ng Deep Ng ... Rocky, Wing's team member
Ken Lo ... Kwong, Wing's team member (as Kenneth Low)
Tony Ho ... Chui, Wing's team member
Timmy Hung ... Tin Ming - Wing's team member (as Hung Tin Ming)
Tin Chiu Hung ... Chiu - Wing's team member (as Hung Tin Chiu)
Carl Ng ... Carl, Wing's team member
Andrew Lin ... Hoi, Wing's team member
Samuel Pang ... Sam, Wing's team member
Philip Ng ... Phillip, Wing's team member
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Storyline

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. Written by Ninja01

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Xin jing cha gu shi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$715,319 (Hong Kong), 1 October 2004, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,017,558
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Contains connections to previous "Police Story" movies. A double-decker bus action scene is reminiscent of a similar sequence in Police Story 2 (1988). Jackie Chan's character's name in the "Police Story" franchise and this movie is Inspector Chan. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, a drunk Police Inspector Chan Kwok-Wing (Jackie Chan) is seen failing to get a taxi. When he is sitting on the street, white crosswalk bars can be seen. Hong Kong uses yellow crosswalk bars. See more »

Quotes

[Chan has just knocked a goon out cold]
Zheng Xiaofeng: [Stops fighting and looks at Chan's handiwork] Oh! That's my man!
[Is subsequently punched in the mouth]
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Alternate Versions

The American DVD version removes a small part of the epilogue where Zheng Xiaofeng as a child is brought back by Inspector Chan to the HK-Mainland border. It ends just after Chan says to Zheng that life can be unfair but he must grow up to be good man (and the concluding repeated voice-over of Zheng introducing himself is moved to the end of this scene). See more »

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Happy Birthday
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The return of good Jackie Chan movies
5 December 2004 | by hellbent_64See all my reviews

In comparison with his American efforts, any of his Chinese based movies easily outshines any of his newer US productions, and this particular one is no exception. Though Jackie Chan is getting older, it still doesn't stop him from making good (or bad) movies. It certainly doesn't stop a lot of US actors. If I can move like Jackie Chan does when I get to his age, i'd be glad. (Especially since I cant even do some of those moves now) The movie moves at a steady pace, with some parts that are a bit over-reaching and over-emotional, but has some really spectacular stunts and action. I am posting this review primarily as a counterpoint to the previous users comment. I don't understand why someone who doesn't like ANY of Jackie Chan's movies would write a (biased) review. I don't write reviews on movies I hate, and I don't go to movies featuring an actor/acress I don't enjoy, so I have to wonder why he did so.


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