However Ka-Kui becomes an overnight celebrity for his heroism and is seen on television talking about the arrest. It is also the last appearance in the series for as Ka-Kui's girlfriend, May. The insane visceral stunt work is among the best ever shot in any action film to date. The stunts and choreography are over the top and extraordinary. Jackie showed good dramatic acting in various parts of the film, the stand out being the police precinct scene trying to claim his innocence after being framed. Inspector Chan Ka-Kui or Kevin Chan in some versions is part of the operation, along with undercover officers stationed in a shanty town.
In performing the outrageous stunt he dislocated his pelvis never thought that was possible and suffered a bad back injury and second degree burns. But few things in film today are as reliable as a Jackie Chan movie. The first three Police Story films were voted among the of all time in 's poll of film critics, directors, actors, and , with Police Story ranked 4th, ranked 61st, and ranked 75th. Chu has been released from prison on the pretense that he is terminally ill, and Chu and his clan continue to harass Chan and his girlfriend May as Chan gets reinstated to the detective unit when criminal bombers begin extorting money from businessmen. The film is packed with thrills and high octane humour. In the ensuing fight, Ka-Kui defeats all of Chu Tao's henchmen while the police apprehend Chu and the briefcase.
He starred, directed and co-wrote this gritty masterpiece. It was a film where the stunt men were pushed to the limit. The action shifts away from Hong Kong and Asia, with a globe trekking plot, lending the film the air of a adventure. There are other pleasures, of course, and other movie pleasures, too. By the end of the movie his character seemed disturbed, full of mental rage. The North American release by was well received.
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. He literally suffers for his art, and our amusement. The story picks up with Chan Ka-Kui being demoted to a traffic cop for causing so much damage in his apprehension of Chu. There are some nice light hearted comic moments between them as he tries to get her to cooperate with the police. The story features a more dramatic focus, taking a darker and more serious tone. The film was released in Hong Kong on 24 June 1993. You could say he hit his apex in stardom.
We never know what madness awaits. Jackie used many powerful kicks he kicks a man out of a window, no edit cuts as he landed on the grass outside, terrific stunt and a flurry of punches before being eventually captured by the henchmen before escaping again. So this time Chan swims with sharks. Even if the picture is weak, Chan is never disappointing. Now a fugitive against his own, Ka-Kui must clear his name by taking down Chu Tao. It starts off strong, and ends with one of the most incredible action sequences ever filmed.
He also collected burns on his hands from the Christmas tree lights around the pole. But these seem of a piece with Kevin shattering a glass window with his face and a man getting tossed down an escalator and sliding to the next floor in the little space between the up and down sides. The incredible stunt team went right through the windows painfully onto the concrete below no mats. It was one of the most intense things you have seen Jackie do on film. He disapproves of Miao's relationship with Wu Jiang , the nightclub owner. The fight choreography in the scene was simple but effective in contemporary times. During the struggle he managed to apprehend the mob secretary of Chu Tao, named Selina Fong played by Brigitte Lin and wants to use her as a witness against her boss in court, so he is assigned to protect her.
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. Michelle Yeoh reprises her role in the spin-off, called. His knee to the chest was solid. The sublime opening chaos in the shanty hill town and double-decker bus scenes are incredible even for today, the whole town was basically destroyed by the cars driving through it at full speed. It was a box office success, dominating the Chinese box office in the last week of the year, despite mixed reviews.
Chu Tao and Chan notice this and head to the mall. This is vaudeville stuff, circus stuff, Punch and Judy, the Stooges. Though Chu Tao is released on bail, he wants revenge against Ka-Kui, framing him for the murder of fellow policeman Inspector Man. The film's success led to five , an , and an. However, they must work together if they are to stop the gang who killed Chan's team a year earlier. It looks expensive and you can see where some of the money went in the opening entertaining car chase shoot out scene in a shanty hill town. As his character chases after the villains, he slides down a pole several stories high with light bulbs on it which exploded as he went down then he crashes into the glass house below.
They kept the take in the film. The spectacular cinematography was gritty and frenetic. The action moves from China to , where Chan's girlfriend May is kidnapped. He was hospitalised plenty of times which included a stunt that went wrong where he was found not breathing. The version of the film released in North American cinemas by was met with mixed critical response.
The dark climax in the huge shopping mall fighting scenes show the evidence of this more than any other scene, it was shockingly violent, with shards of glass showcases flying everywhere while Jackie fought off a endless supply line of goons. Advertisement At any given moment, a character is equally likely to bonk their head on a door or get pushed through a series of plate glass windows. A public screening of Police Story 2013 was held at the 2013 Beijing International Film Festival in April 2013. The action is incredible and excellently choreographed by the stunt team along with the furiously paced brutal fight scenes which made you wince at times. So it was correct that the fighting skill set would not be the same as the Chinese period pieces that those earlier Chan films were.