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San suk si gin (2009)

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A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

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Tung-Shing Yee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Steelhead
Naoto Takenaka ... Inspector Kitano
Daniel Wu ... Jie
Jinglei Xu ... Xiu Xiu / Yuko Eguchi (as Xu Jing Lei)
Masaya Katô Masaya Katô ... Toshinari Eguchi
Bingbing Fan ... Lily (as Fan Bing Bing)
Tôru Minegishi Tôru Minegishi ... Koichi Muranishi
Kenya Sawada ... Nakajima (as Kenya)
Jack Kao ... Gao Jie
Paul Chun ... Uncle De
Suet Lam ... Old Ghost
Hiroyuki Nagato Hiroyuki Nagato ... Hara Ooda
Yasuaki Kurata ... Taro Watagawa
Kar Lok Chin ... Hongkie (as Chin Ka Lok)
Ken Lo ... Little Tai (as Kenneth Low)
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In China, the poor worker Tietou repairs tractors and misses his sweetheart Xiu Xiu, back in Japan, she having never sent any news to her family or him. While illegally emigrating to Japan, Tietou loses his Chinese documents and so cannot return to his country. He is welcomed by his countrymen who lodge and work in Shinjuku where they also help him to find illegal work. While running from a police raid through the sewage system where Chinese are illegally working, Tietou saves Inspector Kitano from drowning in the dirty water. Later, after an incident with his cousin, Joe, and a Taiwan gang, Tietou saves the powerful Yakuza boss Toshinari Eguchi. He is the husband of Xiu Xiu, who is now called Yuko and are parents of a little daughter. The mobster offers a dirty job to Tietou; in retribution, he promises to deliver the quarter dominated by the Taiwan gang to him. Tietou becomes the boss of the Chinese illegal immigrants. But his peaceful methods make him unpopular and Tietou starts to... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They destroyed his life... Now he'll destroy them all. See more »


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Rated R for graphic violence, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

2 April 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan in Shinjuku Incident See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Emperor Dragon Movies See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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According to Director Tung-Shing Yee, this movie had been in the planning stages for almost ten years, and was due to start filming in May 2006, but because Chan was busy filming Rush Hour 3 (2007), filming for this movie was delayed. Yee didn't mind waiting until Chan's busy schedule had a slot, as the two are good friends, and because Yee felt Chan was right for the role. On September 26, 2007, it stated on Chan's website that filming was scheduled to begin in "a few weeks" in Japan. Filming began in November 2007. See more »

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Jackie Chan's character's name, Tie Tou, is translated as "Steelhead", but the literal translation should be iron head. See more »

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Hong Kong theatrical version was cut to secure a Cat IIB rating. DVD release is uncut with a Cat III rating. See more »

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Chan grows up
27 September 2009 | by HeislegendSee all my reviews

I want to start by saying this: if you're a fan of Jackie Chan's usual slapstick acrobatics and comedy that doesn't mean you should shy away from this film. Yes, many of those movies are great but it's also nice to know he can...you know...actually act. Just think of it like Robin Williams doing One Hour Photo. Sure, you knew him as Mork, but he was absolutely perfect for his role in One Hour Photo as the insanely creepy photo lab guy. And so it goes for Jackie Chan. His bread and butter will always be goofball kung fu films but man...he can definitely act if he has to.

In terms of plot there really isn't much you haven't seen before in this film. If you've ever watched a movie about a guy crossing the Yakuza while trying to get the girl, not a whole lot will be new here. I did like the added sense of unity that most Yakuza movies lack with all of the Chinese immigrants. Also, the film touches on the often tenuous relationship that China and Japan share. That's not usually presented in a realistic manner...maybe in Jet Li's Fist Of Legend (still one of the best kung fu flicks to date in my opinion), but that's more of a period piece. And forget about all of those Men Behind The Sun films...while they may be somewhat accurate they're more like snuff films than a real historical look. This may also be (to my knowledge, anyway) Jackie's first Category III movie (for westerners who are unfamiliar, this would be the equivalent of the US's Unrated status or maybe the UK's 18 rating. And I think the Aussies have MA-18? Whatever). So it took Chan until his 50s to make a movie with enough substance to carry such a heavy rating.

I'd definitely recommend this for Jackie Chan fans...especially the ones who started to feel like they'd gotten a bit tired of seeing him doing the same "awe shucks" good guy hero thing. Don't get me wrong...Dragons Forever ranks right up there for me among kung fu films, but you can only milk that for so long, you know? Hell...even Adam Sandler moved on and, let's face it, he's not the most mature guy in the world. But Chan succeeds where Sandler failed...he proved he can be counted on in a dead serious role and deliver as good as ever.


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