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Supercop (1992)

Ging chaat goo si III: Chiu kup ging chaat (original title)
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A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

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Stanley Tong

Writers:

Edward Tang (characters), Edward Tang | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Insp. Chan Ka Kui
Michelle Yeoh ... Insp. Jessica Yang - Director of INTERPOL (as Michelle Khan)
Maggie Cheung ... May
Kenneth Tsang ... Chaibat (as Ken Tsang)
Wah Yuen ... Panther
Bill Tung ... 'Uncle' Bill Wong
Josephine Koo Josephine Koo ... Cheng Wen Shi - Chaibat's Wife
Kelvin Wong ... Peter (as Wong Siu)
Philip Chan ... Insp. Y.K. Chen
Ken Lo ... Chaibat's Man (as Lowei Kwong)
Lieh Lo ... The General (as Lit Law)
Wai Shum ... Drug Lord #1 at Meeting
Yi-Sheng Han ... (as Yee Sang Hon)
Sze Tsuen Wai Sze Tsuen Wai
Wai-Lun Tuan Wai-Lun Tuan
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Storyline

A Hong Kong police officer, Ka Kui is sent undercover to mainland China to break up a drug smuggling ring. After breaking the brother of the drug lord out of prison, he and another agent (a beautiful communist policewoman) are taken to Hong Kong to work for the syndicate. The wife of the crime boss has been arrested in Malaysia for drug trafficking and is soon to be executed. However, she is the only person who knows the account number of a secret Swiss bank account containing millions in drug money. 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. Soon his cover is blown, the criminals kidnap his girlfriend and he is forced to help them pull off the jail break. Written by YO <pgc@maxwell.ee.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's never a cop around when you need one, but when this cop's around, all you need is one. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin | Malay | Thai

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supercop See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,503,176, 28 July 1996

Gross USA:

$16,270,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,270,600
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD edition) (US)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Original version)| Dolby (US version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie inspired two missions in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004), both of which were taken from the final scenes. The game's last mission, "End of the Line", where CJ must chase a fire truck with a red open-top car and catch Big Smoke, was taken from the scene where Jackie Chan must chase a van using a red open-top car to catch Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh). See more »

Goofs

Plywood laid across the gap between two train cars to extend the landing area for the motorcycle jump. See more »

Quotes

Chan Ka Kui: [after breaking Panther out of prison] Okay, now down that road is a small village that leads to a town.
Panther: Okay.
Chan Ka Kui: [prepares to leave] Good luck.
Panther: [puzzled] Where you going?
Chan Ka Kui: Huh? They payed me $2,000 to get you out of there. The rest doesn't interest me.
Panther: Listen, I like you. You're a good man, and I could use someone like you. I'll take you to Hong Kong for something big.
Chan Ka Kui: [shakes head] Hong Kong's too far, forget it. Just give me $500 more.
Panther: Here I haven't any money. But in Hong Kong, I've got millions - ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

In 1996, Dimension released it in the US with a number of changes, including a new soundtrack (music; sound effects; English dubbing - with participation from Chan and Yeoh), new opening/closing credits and the removal of over 8 minutes of footage:
  • Meeting between Hong Kong Police and the DEA
  • Various shots of the meeting between Chan and his Hong Kong superiors
  • Some shots of Chan and the sign he is observing as he arrives in China
  • Chan and Yang talking across the yard
  • Some shots of Chan upside-down on the tree
  • Some shots before and after the escape from the prison camp
  • Some shots of the scene at night in which Panther is reunited with friends
  • Chan noticing a sign and directing the men to his family home
  • Opening shots of the marketplace, including the endangered animals being sold
  • Brief shot of a man with a taser at the marketplace
  • Much of Chan and Yang's first encounter with Chaibat, including a girl being injected with heroin and her subsequent death from overdose
  • Various shots at the resort and inside the hotel
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Connections

References Predator (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Harry The Dog
Written by Shaun Ryder, Danny Saber, Paul Leveridge, and Carl McCarthy
Performed by Black Grape
Produced by Danny Saber
Black Grape appears courtesy of Radioactive Records J.V.
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Yeah!
20 June 2001 | by rutt13-1See all my reviews

Probably my fave Jackie flick so far, this has great story, GREAT stunts, great action, and great work from an awesome cast. The helicopter/train finale is an absolute rollercoaster. I'm fortunate enough to have scored a chinese-language DVD, and this cut is definitely better than the Americanized version, with more exposition, and probably more MICHELLE YEOH! She's the greatest, nearly upstaging Jackie every moment she's onscreen, and they work great together! And of course the terrific Yuen Wah always makes a good villain! All around a great, slick, fast paced action adventure, that anyone could enjoy! A blast all around! Oh, and let's not forget the gorgeous Maggie Cheung, pretty funny here...


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