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The Protector (1985)

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Release Date: Aug 23, 1985 Wide

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On the eve of presenting a pair of prized elephants to the King of Thailand, a young martial arts expert and his father are shocked to discover that the beloved creatures were stolen by an international mafia syndicate, and now the determined fighter must travel to Australia to get his animals back in this adventure from the team behind the international action hit Ong Bak. To Kham (Tony Jaa) and his father, the elephants that they were about to present to the King of Thailand were not simply

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The Protector wastes little time splattering blood all over the walls, but what's awkward is hearing Jackie use vulgarity so often. He says just about every cuss word you can think of and it just feels weird.

January 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
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Tony Jaa's surname is actually shortened from "JAAAAAA!" which is the sound opponents make when he snaps their tendons, cracks their skulls and pops out their eyeballs in a whirlwind of Muay Thai mayhem.

September 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
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Typical fun loving, acrobatic action Chan.

May 28, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Jackie Chan beats up people and things blow up....If it's good enough for you, the picture works.

June 5, 2002
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Okay Jackie Chan actioner.
October 3, 2006
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Watch only to inwardly scoff at a Hollywood that had no idea what they had in Jackie. Here he plays a gun-toting, foul-mouthed cop partnered with gun-toting, foul-mouthed Danny Aiello. Only redeeming value comes from Jackie's acrobatics and that the experience so disgusted him that he was inspired to make a cop movie of his own to show Hollywood how to make a REAL action movie. The result: Police Story.

Fights/stunts:
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wearing a towel in a spa
chasing a boat on foot over and through twisting Chinese canals
final battle in dockhouse and on crane
November 15, 2009
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Jackie's worst, but still quite watchable. I can see why Chan ran back to Hong Kong screaming after this one.
February 6, 2008
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