Synopsis by Robert Firsching
Even for viewers who can take or leave martial-arts films, the work of Jackie Chan bears special attention. Chan is quite simply the hardest-working movie star in the world, regularly participating in the sort of death-defying stuntwork which would make most American action heroes cringe in fear. Combining his daredevil heroics with an almost goofy brand of self-effacing humor, Chan is one of the genre's most entertaining and engaging personalities. In this film, third in the Police Story series, Chan plays a Hong Kong detective working undercover with the Chinese police to nab a Malaysian druglord. The usual hair-raising gamut of stunts follow, and numerous shootouts, fights and explosions surround the plucky cop as he combats bad guys atop a moving train, a bus, a motorcycle, a speedboat, cars, and trucks, eventually being swung through the city at high speed on a rope-ladder suspended from a helicopter. For the kind of fast-paced exotic thrills that make James Bond look like a wimp, this film is the place to go. There are some amusing comedy bits too, as when Chan's superiors all go undercover as his long-lost family, and the story zips along at a feverish clip.
police-station, assassination, bad-guy, China, concentration-camp, conflict, drug-lord, drug-ring, drugs, duel, explosion, gangster, good-guy, international, lawman, lord, martial-arts, nasty, outlaw [Western], police, slice-of-life, Superhero, undercover, violence, war-on-drugs, weapons, artist, car, forces [military], moving, stunt, train [locomotive], training
High Budget, High Production Values