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97 min (dubbed version) | Hong Kong:101 min
Action | Comedy | Crime
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Jing Wong
Country: Hong Kong
Release Date: 1995-07-01
Filming Locations: Hong Kong, China
Jet Li
Kit Li
Jacky Cheung
Frankie Lone
Charlie Yeung
Kelvin Wong
The Doctor / David Wang (as Wong Siu)
Valerie Chow
Billy Chow
Ma Wu
Frankie's Father
Charlie Cho
Ben Lam
Rabbit (English dubbed)
Chung-Hsien Yang
Detective Chow Kam (Joyce's Boyfriend)
Suki Kwan
Li's Wife
Bobby Yip
Ugly Extra
Tak Yuen
Salvage-Corps Man
Corey Yuen
Vincent Kok
Sek Chan
Kwok-Ping Choi
Raven Choi
Chin-chiang Chou
Kwai-Bo Chun
Edward Corbett
Wai-Lun Duen
(as Duen William)
Sam Kai-Sen Huang
Chi-Shing Hung
Foo-Keung Kong
(as Fu-Keung Kong)
Miu Ting Kong
Lung Kwong
Kwok-Kit Lam
Tung-Ching Lau
Wai-Kai Law
Chi Kit Lee
Lik-Chi Lee
Hung Lu
Siu-Ming Lui
Bo Mang
Wai-Keung Tam
Fred Tatasciore
Kong (voice)
Kuo-Chiang Tsai
Kin-Yung Tsang
Chun Kang Wang
Hoi-Yiu Wong
Ng Yuen-Fan
Jessica Gee
Fai-Fai (voice) (uncredited)
Lex Lang
Frankie Lone (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Did you know?
This movie takes a cinematic swipe at Jackie Chan, with whom director Wong Jing had worked previously on the City Hunter live-action film. After the release of City Hunter, Chan not only disowned the film, but attacked Wong personally in the press. Through the character of Frankie Lone, Wong insinuated that Chan was actually a boozing womanizer and a fraud who did not really do his own stunts after all.
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Frankie tricks the henchman searching for him and his dad by placing his sneaker just barely visible behind the wall and jumps the guy from behind after he shoots at the shoe - falling flat on his face. We then see Frankie doing pushups with both his shoes on again.
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When Joyce is introduced in the hotel lobby she leaves with the female villain. The two of them leave the hotel with Joyce's boyfriend in pursuit. Suddenly, when they're outside they're no longer wearing their uniforms but dresses.
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In one shot where a sign of the 'Grandeur' hotel is shown, it's actually mis-spelled 'Granedur'.
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Frankie's Father: Frankie, you did great, son, you were great!
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Fai-Fai: I'm the Doctor's favorite, you dumb shit.
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Bond: [Frankie tried an attack on Bond that didn't work and so tries to run away, but Bond catches up to him] When do I get hurt?
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What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD Version and the Australian Version?
Regarding violence, the British DVD is completely uncut. Furthermore, the British DVD features different opening credits. The difference starts with the scene in which Kit Li is screaming desperately. Here, the picture freezes in the British version; then, the English credits are faded-in in white writing on a red background. On the Australian VHS, the wreckage of the burning bus is shown again; then, Kit Li is dragged away by his colleagues. In the background, the narrator says "Explosives expert Kit Li loses his wife and son in an explosion. He quits the service. Two years later in Hong Kong"; the sentence is faded-in in Asian letters as well. Subsequently, one sees further shots of the burning bus. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Chingmy Yau
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