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High-octane gas, pumped out by the buoyant maestro of Hong Kong action, Jackie Chan. In this outing, the irrepressible Chan plays a Hong Kong cop teamed up (gloriously) with a Chinese inspector played by Michelle Yeoh (a.k.a. Michelle Khan). The plot ranges all over Southeast Asia, culminating with Jackie hanging from a helicopter ladder high over the streets of Kuala Lumpur. This one's notable for the ingenuity of the stunts, and for allowing two of Asia's top female stars to do their bad thing. The great Maggie Cheung (Chinese Box) plays Chan's girlfriend, who has a tendency to pop up at the most inopportune moments; and Yeoh executes a hair-raising motorcycle jump onto a moving train--an absolute jaw-dropper. Originally released as Police Story III, the picture was rereleased in America as Supercop in 1996, after Chan's U.S. breakthrough with Rumble in the Bronx. The new version is slightly shorter than the original, and features a new soundtrack of English-language dialogue (awkwardly dubbed, but that's par for the course) and blaring rock music. Great fun any way you slice it, and--for the uninitiated--a terrific introduction to the humorous, high-kicking world of Jackie Chan. --Robert Horton

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Widescreen
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby

Cast

Jackie Chan
Maggie Cheung
Michelle Yeoh
Kenneth Tsang

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Stanley Tong
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 90 mins
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 26, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 6, 2004
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