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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

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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>

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He fought to get in, now it's time to get out! 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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Trivia

The only "Police Story" movie in the original quadrilogy that never received an American release by New Line Cinema. The first two entries, as well as First Strike (1996), were all released by New Line, while this movie's initial release was by Dimension Films. See more »

Goofs

Even if only idling, real helicopter rotor blades would probably shatter, rather than bending if they hit a solid object. See more »

Quotes

Chan Ka Kui: Super cops in Hong Kong are cheap and plentiful like commodities in supermarkets.
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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

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Soundtracks

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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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Objectively The Best Sequel In The Franchise
24 November 2018 | by ikhwan_arifSee all my reviews

The fact that it only has 6.9 rating on IMDB shows that you should never take ratings at face value. Supercop (or Police Story 3) is by any metric - production, acting, plot, script, action, stunts, - is probably the best among the Police Story installment.

I don't agree that the story is convoluted; it's not. It's easy to follow and while you may argue that a lot of it is predictable (all Jackie Chan's films are predictable) there is coherence and no wasted filler in the film at all.

The stunts in Police Story 3 is top notch, especially towards the end with scenes of Jackie dangling 100 meters off the air. A criticism that I could give is that the action feels slow compared to his 80s films but by this time, Jackie is considerably older.

Speaking of which, the acting and screen time given to the actors here are proportioned and delivered well enough. Let's be real, Chinese/Hong Kong stars are excellent physical actors but not much else.

Emotionally, Asian actors tend to either underact or overact which is good in comedy and action but is horrible for drama. Here though, everything is tolerable and adequate enough as to not distract from the pacing of the story.

Maggie Cheung is still underused, meh. Michelle Yeoh is adequately good. And Jackie Chan manages to make Chan Ka Kui feel slightly more mature and less juvenile, whoch is also good. True to all Jackie Chan's films, the bad guys tend to be forgettable (with exceptions).

Still, along with Project A, Drunken Master 1&2, Supercop (Police Story 3) is among the top Jackie Chan movies that is a recommended watch.


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