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Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985)

Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)




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This was internationally famous Jackie Chan's breakthrough action film, the work that got him past the ethnic boundaries of Hong Kong and into competition at the New York Film Festival in 1986. It also got him into the hospital after performing a stunt in which he fell through a glass canopy -- and stopped breathing. The story itself is not particularly profound. Kevin (Ga-kui) (Chan) is an honest, self-effacing cop who manages to capture drug lord Cho (Cho Leung) almost single-handedly. A reluctant Kevin is then assigned the job of protecting Cho's secretary Selena (Brigitte Lin) who is going to testify against him. Sure enough, the trial date comes, and Selena disappears, while Cho has to be set free for lack of evidence. The next thing he knows, Kevin is framed by Cho for the murder of a fellow (dirty) cop and is running like heck from the bad guys as well as the police. Some incredible stunts in this film include Chan being dragged behind a double-decker bus. One of Jackie Chan's trademarks are hilarious outtakes shown during the end credits, and they are among the best here. This feature is repeated to great advantage at the end of his 1998 hit Rush Hour as well. Police Story picked up "Best Picture" and "Best Action Choreography" at the 1986 Hong Kong Film Festival and was nominated for several other awards that year. Sequel after sequel followed. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Edward Tang
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On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
Shout! Factory

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Critic Reviews for Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

The likeable and graceful Chan directs, sings and performs jaw-dropping stunts. Few of his American or Austrian rivals attempt a fraction of that.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

In the course of the story, about drug traffickers, Mr. Chan gets three separate birthday cakes thrown into his face, and participates in several elaborately staged gun fights and car chases.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Algumas das gags (como a confusão com os telefones) caem no vazio, mas as seqüências de ação, como sempre esperamos de Chan, são formidáveis.

May 16, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Primo Jackie--excitement and laughs aplenty.

Full Review… | December 8, 2004

Solid Jackie Chan. More stunts than martial arts, but still cool.

August 14, 2003

Chan is jumping everywhere, breaking through windows and using whatever he finds as a weapon. So, this ain't his best film, but you can't deny that he's an amazing performer, and the picture remains great entertainment.

Full Review… | September 10, 2002
Montreal Film Journal

Audience Reviews for Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)

With enough humor and solidity in its story, Jackie Chan's Police Story is an authentic Chinese cinematic product. With its groundbreaking action and naturally-performed stunts from the superstar martial artist himself, the film was a step ahead of its time and made for an outstanding performance. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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A solid 80's Chan flick that has all his trademark humor, great fight choreography, and some pretty amazing stunts. Some of it is slow-going, but the "wow" scenes (especially a near constant series of fights and stunts near the end) definitely make it worth seeing for any Jackie Chan fan.

Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

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