| Project A (2001)
Director: Jackie Chan
Chan, Samo Hung, Yuen Biao
A dishonored naval officer in
turn-of-the century Hong Kong teams up with a police official and a
good-hearted thief to stop a band of criminals and battle sea pirates
causing mayhem in the South China sea.
It's the turn of the century, and the
Hong Kong Coast Guard can't seem to get rid of a band of pirates
plaguing the area. After a bar brawl with the police, the sailors are
disbanded and placed under the command of martinet police inspector Tzu
(Yuen Biao). In their first assignment, former guard leader Dragon Ma
(Jackie Chan) is sent to nab some unscrupulous businessmen trying to
sell military issue rifles to the pirates.
Dragon Ma teams up with the theif Fei
(Sammo Hung) to grab the rifles before the pirates can get them. This
gets him in trouble with both the police, who arrest him for theft, and
the pirates, who want the weapons for themselves. In a now famous scene,
Chan leads the bad guys on a bicycle chase through the back alleys of
Hong Kong before dropping several stories from a clock tower.
If this weren't enough, the movie
continues when the pirate chief San Lo (Dick Wei) hijacks a British ship
and ransoms the captives for the guns, leading Dragon Ma to infiltrate
the island of the bad guys and, with Tzu and Fei at his side, take on
the pirates in a final, explosive battle.
List Price: US $19.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
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"PG-13" to "R". In the late 1980s
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