As the kung fu craze waned, Chan moved into other genres with such films as Police Story Jingcha Gushi, Jackie Chan, 1984 , a crime film in which Chan performed some astonishing stunts on a double-decker bus. Jackie reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui also known in some versions as Jackie for the final time as the Hong Kong cop works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Enjoyed it so much I had to buy it not just rent and watch again. Highly recommend the Chinese version with English subtitles as the dubbed English is not as compelling, especially if you understand the Chinese culture. Things go bad - reaaaal bad - when Chu's case is dismissed and he decides he wants Fong and Chan dead.
In a few, actors are even carried, prone, from the set. The fights are a furious, the moves are quick and ruthless and the environment is used quite resourcefully as it always by Chan. It remains Jackie Chan's highest-grossing film in Hong Kong. Jackie, after realizing he has been used by Gregor, decides to return home, but two men are sent to kill him, and he is framed for the murder of Uncle 7. While Gregor escapes in the getaway boat, Jackie finds and drives a display car onto the boat. It is also the last appearance in the series for as Ka-Kui's girlfriend, May.
Chan plays an honest cop Chan Ka-Kui assigned to protect a witness whose key testimony could bring down the drug baron, Chu. According to Chan, unlike the previous Police Story films where he portrayed a Hong Kong cop, in the new film he will portray a mainland Chinese officer. Annie and Jackie attempt to retrieve the stolen warhead from the shark pool so that they can return it to the police , but Gregor and his men follow them, leading to a climactic confrontation underwater. In a way he reminded me of Robin Williams. He even -- get this -- drops 100 feet from a helicopter into a frozen lake, just as the helicopter explodes.
He reprises his role as Inspector Chan, but in drag to catch a criminal in drag wearing the same wig and clothes. Filmed on location in and , the film also marks the last appearance of , who plays Chan's superior in the series. His task is to track Tsui, who disappeared after their last encounter. Each one comes packed with fights that are choreographed around increasingly complicated surroundings, with fists and feet and bodies flying at a dizzying rate. One of the best scenes in Police Story has Ka-Kui juggling three phone calls at once, spinning in an office chair as he attempts to keep the cords untangled and his head on straight.
When he realizes that she had been hiding vital information, Jackie calls for backup and she is later arrested. Ka-Kui persists in his chase on foot as Chu Tao and his men attempt to escape in a. Though Chu Tao is released on bail, he wants revenge against Ka-Kui. Since 2009, the same song is re-adopted as the theme song of Police Report, but sung by. This was an great movie with a lot of action as expected. This movie is safe to watch with the whole family which some viewers may take objections to. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.
Almar Haflidason of said: While not original, it's a good set-up for an action film. Police Story only escalates from there, its gangland storyline growing increasingly incidental but no less entertaining , acting mostly as impetus to get from one action scene to the next. Naturally, imitators of this form of breathtaking stunt work timed for comedic effect have followed. Ultimately, the closing montage points out one of the chief differences between Chan's stylized, fast-paced films and those of his American counterparts: this is action with a smile, not a grimace. Before Police Story, Chan had already established his skills in roles like his 1978 breakout hit Drunken Master, incorporating vaudeville-like slapstick into martial arts action. An outstanding job by Chan and team. For Adblock Plus on Firefox: Click the AdBlock Plus button on your browser and select Disable on Observer.
This is the natural progression of how to do a Police Story film with an aged Jackie Chan. But few of them live up to the kind of thrill he could provide in the Police Story films. Overall, 4 out of 5 stars. The story features a more dramatic focus, taking a darker and more serious tone. Behind-the-scenes footage of bloopers and prep work that plays over the credits includes shots of actors woozily getting medical attention. Aside from these cuts, Michael Lai's original music score had been replaced with a synthesizer score by Kevin Bassinson.
Jackie plays Chan Ka Kui, a Hong Kong cop who busts a major drug-lord, Chu Yuen Chor. At first, Selina insists that she does not require protection, but after Ka-Kui has a fellow policeman break into her apartment and pose as a knife-wielding assassin and later afterwards had his other officers fighting him while Ka-Kui attempts to drive away along with her, she becomes more cooperative. Police Story represents the culmination of this artistic progression, with multiple jaw-dropping set pieces. When he is found out in quite a funny way that ends up with him copping a mouth full from his girlfriend May. Chan instructed Tang to structure the comedic film around a list of props and locations: e. Below are steps you can take in order to whitelist Observer. The reviews I have seen that rate this really low mostly have the same complaints.