| High Risk (1995)
Director: Wong Jing
Starring: Jet Li,
When terrorists take over a luxury
hotel, an ex-cop-turned-stuntman-and-bodyguard must protect a cowardly,
prima-donna action star and rescue the hostages from a criminal
mastermind who caused the death of his family years before.
High Risk stars Jet Li as Kit (a.k.a.
"Bold"), an army officer who fails to save his wife and child from being
blown up by the criminal blackmailer "Doctor." He now works as the
bodyguard and secret stunt double for Frankie (Jacky Cheung), a Hong
Kong superstar known for his martial arts and daring stuntwork. In
truth, he's a lecher and a drunk with deteriorating kung fu skills.
An investigative reporter (Chingmy Yau)
is onto him, so she finagles some tickets to a gala showing of the
Russian Tsar's crown jewels at a luxury high-rise in order to get the
scoop on Frankie, who has also been invited. Also attending are a gang
of proffesional bad guys, led by the nefarious Doctor, who are out to
steal the jewels for themselves. As it happens, one of the villains, a
long-haired killer named Bond, is obsessed with killing Frankie in
combat. It's up to Kit to beat the bad guys and rescue the hostages, and
Frankie to live up to his image.
List Price: US $20.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.