Ging chaat goo si [Police Story] (1985)

(On VHS, October 2000) Take away the last fifteen minutes, and you’ve got an average Jackie Chan film, with the expected stunning stunts, hilarious humor and stilted eastern style of acting. But add the end mall fight sequence, and you end up with one of his best films. Unlike American action sequences, this one ends up looking both dangerous and painful, as dozen of people crash through enough glass to keep janitors busy until well past closing time. (The opening cars-smashing-through-shantitown sequence is no slouch either.) Featuring Maggie Cheung as the girlfriend character.

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