Filmed on location in and , the film also marks the last appearance of , who plays Chan's superior in the series. After Chan's North American breakthrough in , Police Story 3 was released in North America on 25 July 1996 under the shorter title Supercop. The film is based on actual events surrounding of the 1990 kidnapping of a Chinese businessman. However, some of the funny parts may seem a little tasteless to more than a few people. What's impressive though is the consistency of the franchise.
The action is decent enough - with Yeoh delivering a couple of strong fights - but by no means exemplary. The action shifts away from and , with a globe trekking plot, lending the film the air of a adventure. She sneaks away while Ka-Kui is sleeping and is not present at the trial the next day, which ends with failure for the prosecution because of Selina's absence and tampering with the recording. Ka-Kui is assigned to protect her in the run-up to the trial but her true allegiances remain uncertain. Unlike the previous Police Story films where he portrayed a Hong Kong cop, Jackie portrays a mainland Chinese officer named Zhong Wen. Like Chan, Khan does her own fighting and stunts. However, the spot the officers and the ensues between the two groups in which either flee the town or caught in the crossfire as a result of the gunfight.
Though Chu Tao is released on bail, he wants revenge against Ka-Kui, framing him for the murder of fellow policeman Inspector Man. Chu has been released from prison on the pretense that he is terminally ill, and Chu and his clan continue to harass Chan and his girlfriend May as Chan gets reinstated to the detective unit when criminal bombers begin extorting money from businessmen. There's some Thai boxing, a car chase and a robbery but nothing that sticks in the mind or really fits the film. Michelle Yeoh reprises her role in the , 1993. The first film was released on 14 December 1985.
In the ensuing carnage, Ka-Kui defeats all of Chu Tao's henchmen and destroys a good portion of the mall. While the two officers are in Malaysia preparing for the jail break, Ka Kui accidentally runs into his girlfriend May, who has traveled there from Hong Kong. He is now - to her horror - a big league criminal and must be taken down! According to Chan's autobiography, he considers Police Story his best. She's bereft but determined not to abandon her duty. Chu's secretary, Selina Fong Brigitte Lin , is being held by the police as a witness against Chu, and Chan is assigned to protect her.
But when one of them Tsui gets away, Jackie is ordered to apprehend him. Police Story 1985 I'm probably going to get crucified for this but I think the fact that something rightly regarded as one of the greatest action films ever doesn't even top the list of its own franchise just proves how strong the series is. This leads Jackie all over the globe starting with Tsui's sister in Australia. At its best though, nothing comes close to the technical prowess, entertainment value and sheer energy of a Police Story film. The martial arts are infrequent but gleefully acrobatic and perfectly choreographed. The chase down the icy mountain on snowboards, snowmobiles and helicopters is just staggering.
Now, a year later, a soused Chan is dragged out of his rut by a new partner, Frank Cheng Nicholas Tse. However, during the filming of Police Story, there was the added pressure of strict time constraints, as the shopping mall had to be cleaned up and ready for business the following morning. The gunfights - often a chore in these films - are exciting, lightning-paced and ahead of their time. It goes without saying that Michelle Yeoh kicks ridiculous levels of ass and Yang is a great character. The supporting cast is an all-star line up too; Maggie Cheung, Yuen Wah, Ken Tsang, Bill Tung shine brightly and even the legendary King Boxer himself Lo Lieh pops up for a cameo.
Its tighter plot and tonal consistency make it flow more smoothly there's one prolonged fart joke but otherwise this keeps the humour at a lower key and it's just a simple but brilliantly effective action picture. Even if the picture is weak, Chan is never disappointing. The emphasis here is on the drama and, while the three main cast members all give admirable performances, the characters never come to life. Ka-Kui's first onscreen mission is to bring down Hong Kong drug lord Chu Tao. Chan has a couple of decent fights and flings himself around more than a man his age normally would but this talky Chinese Die Hard is one for, uh, die-hards only. Noticeably darker than the other films, both in its visual style and subject matter, Police Story: Lockdown opens with Chan holding a gun to his own head and pulling the trigger, so you know you're in for a rough ride.
The result - Police Story - kickstarted perhaps the greatest action franchise of all time; a series of films that still deliver thrills of a near-religious magnitude for genre fans. Since 2009, the same song is re-adopted as the theme song of Police Report, but sung by. As a story, this is still one of Jackie's better efforts. It is a of 's Police Story film series involving the character Yeoh portrayed in , Inspector Jessica Yang. The chemistry between Chan and Yeoh is brilliant with both of these A-Listers giving top class performances, rich in drama, comedy and choreography. Later, Ka-Kui is reprimanded by Superintendent Li for letting the operation get out of hand, but subsequently presented to the media as a model.
Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Benny Chi-Shun-directed movie via subscription can be difficult, so we here at Moviefone want to do the work for you. The film's success led to five , an , and an. Literally the only levity comes in the end-credits outtakes and most of the film involves haunted characters giving each other dead-eyed stares and rambling about their past highlighted in distracting flashbacks, only some of which are 'reliable'. Things go bad - reaaaal bad - when Chu's case is dismissed and he decides he wants Fong and Chan dead. Ka-Kui, at the top floor, slides down a pole wrapped in lightbulbs to the ground floor and catches Chu, but the rest of the police force quickly arrives and prevent him from further taking matters into his own hands. Project S opens with Yang's boyfriend leaving the mainland to make his fortune in Hong Kong.
Ka-Kui's 007-inspired adventure is suitably madcap but the many double-crossings are too convoluted and the characters barely existent. The action moves from China to , where Chan's girlfriend May is kidnapped. It may be a controversial viewpoint but I actually enjoyed this more than the first. After an attempted bust goes awry in the eye-popping, budget-trashing opening scenes, Chu's secretary Salina Brigitte Lin winds up as the only witness who can break open the case. However, she is the only person who knows the account number of a secret Swiss bank account containing millions in drug money. In 2016, Police Story was voted the fourth in 's poll of film critics, directors, actors and.