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City Hunter (Sing si lip yan) (1993)




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This 1992 film is a live-action version of a popular Japanese comic book and animated series, transformed into a vehicle for international action hero Jackie Chan. Ryu Saeba (Chan), a womanizing private detective, is hired to find the runaway daughter of a wealthy businessman. Ryu's pursuit of the girl leads him to a cruise ship. Through coincidence, and a plot device borrowed from Die Hard, the ocean liner is hijacked, leaving Ryu to contend with the hostage takers as well as the elusive daughter. The action is satisfying, but standard fare for Chan, highlighted by a scene in which an onscreen battle between Bruce Lee and Kareem Abdul-Jabar from the film Game of Death plays on a movie screen in the background, while Chan and his opponents mimic the fight in the foreground.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jing Wong
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 2000
Tai Seng

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Joey Wang
as Kaori
Kumiko Goto
as Shizuko
Michael Wong
as Hideyuki
Richard Norton
as Col. MacDonald
Eric Kot
as DJ Soft
Leon Lai
as Kotetsu
Jan Lamb
as DJ Hard
Ken Lo
as Chen Ta-wen
Louis Roth
as Cruise Purser
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Critic Reviews for City Hunter (Sing si lip yan)

All Critics (9)

Garbage--fetid and painful.

Full Review… | August 16, 2003
Film Freak Central

...if you like the strip and the anime, you'll probably like the movie as well. Everyone else, beware.

Full Review… | July 19, 2003
Movie Metropolis

Bad Jackie Chan movie. It's not his style of fighting. He tries to do an anime adaptation but there's nothing for him to do.

July 14, 2003

Supposedly an adaptation of the popular Japanese animated series, it fails as an adaptation but succeeds as a fun Jackie Chan flick. The fight sequence where Chan becomes characters from the Street Fighter video game are not to be missed.

August 8, 2002
IGN Movies

October 18, 2006
Film Freak Central

August 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for City Hunter (Sing si lip yan)

Very entertaining and lots of funny as the plot is similar to Under Siege. Jackie Chan was perfectly cast as Ryu Saeda, the lecherous and lethal adpated on the Manga / Anime in this live-action film.
Despite all this City Hunter still manages to be crammed with action scenes, except of course in this film rather than simply staging a fight in a cinema we have Chan taking guidance from an on-screen Bruce Lee! A Street Fighter sequence where the characters morph in to various game combatants has to be seen to be believed and the end showdown between Chan and Richard Norton, although not one of his best in terms of martial arts technique, is easily his funniest.
Add some great characters and for the male viewers, some gorgeous Hong Kong 'babes', and you have 90 minutes of sheer, non-stop FUN!

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Cheesy camp, no surprise coming from Jing Wong, Hong Kong's indisputable king of hackness. That said, this is just a big sack of dumb but fun moments. You just can't say no to a movie with Jackie Chan dressed as Chun Li from Street Fighter.

Jackie might consider this his worst film (well, maybe the Rush Hour films these days) but when you're seeing the man getting hit by a gun in the face, it's humanly imposible not to laugh. Seriously, Jackie was genetically made for comedy.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer


A comedy based on a Japanese manga of the same name. The fight scenes are pretty good and makes good use of the surrounding props. Have a lots of gratuitous gunfire, shooting and beating up people, but somehow, no blood or very minimal blood is lost.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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