Hong Kong, 1985, 100 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Jackie Chan, PG-13, Cantonese with English subtitles, Janus Films
"One of the great 1980s action films. It’s also one of the most 1980s action films ... driven by [Chan's] ingenuity as an athlete, stunt choreographer, and director." —Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
"It's the joy of watching Chan, a Buster Keaton of kickboxing, hurling himself into every stunt with total commitment, astounding athleticism and oddly unflappable, shaggy-haired grace." —Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong Kong police inspector who goes rogue to bring down a drug kingpin and protect the case’s star witness (Chinese cinema legend Brigitte Lin) from retribution. Packed wall-to-wall with charmingly goofball slapstick and astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography—including an epic shopping-mall melee of flying fists and shattered glass—Police Story set a new standard for rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem that would influence a generation of filmmakers from Hong Kong to Hollywood.
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