Jackie Chan Police Story (1985)

“Jackie Chan’s Police Story is one of the great 1980s action films. It’s also one of the most 1980s action films. It’s a bundle of cop-on-the- edge clichés that climaxes with Chan’s Hong Kong policeman hero at war with both his by-the-book superior officers and the crime lord villain who remains stubbornly beyond the law’s reach. The synthesized score is music to mousse one’s hair by. Like many Chan films from this period of his career, it ends with a freeze-frame, followed with outtakes of Chan and his fellow performers goofing around on set and getting injured, scored to a pop song sung by Chan himself. (Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com)

1985 Jackie Chan 1.85:1 Color DCP 92 min. In Cantonese with English subtitles.