Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol) (1983)



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Jackie Chan directs himself and fellow martial arts superstar Sammo Hung in the action film Jackie Chan's Project A. Chan plays a 19th century Coast Guard office who must defend Hong Kong's borders from a variety of smugglers and undesirables. As is usually the case, Chan performs all of his own stunts during the film.

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Critic Reviews for Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Famous for the scene in which the acrobatic Chan, cornered by pirates, is left hanging by a clock's minute hand, this is a rumbustiously entertaining caper set in Hong Kong at the turn of the century.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Considered by many to be Chan's best picture, this action-comedy-adventure successfully mixes elements of Bruce Lee and Buster Keaton.

Jun 1, 2010 | Full Review…

Terrific Jackie Chan outing.

Oct 24, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

The chance to see Jackie and his team at the peak of their powers and the absence of a Chris Tucker or Owen Wilson.

Jul 22, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This one has even less use for plot than Armour of God, and displays much more intricately choreographed slapstick, demonstrating that Chan sees himself as much a physical comedian as a martial arts action star.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Shot before Chan had broken every bone in his body twice, the spry Chan had such agility and quickness it's truly frightening to watch.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)

My hat off to the good ol glory days of Jackie and the HK film industry. Before Nicholas Tse and other assorted of canto-pop kids were doing their crappy films there was Jackie, Sammo and Yuen Biao doing fun as hell films like this one. Great stunts, great humour, great fights, what else you might need to know? One of the jewels on Jackie's filmography, the type of films that made him a martial arts icon. Sammo and Biao are of course equally impressive here. Rad villian too, could have been in more scenes.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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Funny & creative collaboration of the trio - JC, SH, YB!

Aliyanto Latip
Aliyanto Latip

Super Reviewer

Period martial arts fun that unites Jackie Chan with a slim-line Sammo Hung, battling pirates and corrupt policemen in 19th century Hong Kong. The usual slapstick and beautifully choreographed fight scenes make for hugely entertaining chop socky fun. But once again, it's dubbed!

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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Jackie Chan's the best fast, furious and non-stop action and team-up with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. The three greatest Hong Kong action legends were incredible as these are like brothers.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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