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zjpjc| Jackie Chan's First Strike
Director: Stanley Tong
Cast: Jackie Chan, Jackson Liu, Annie Wu, Bill Tung, Yuri Petrov
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 85
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Studio:  New Line Home Video DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Mar 1999 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$9.98]
Reviews:  Action-god Jackie Chan does his best James Bond impression with this ecstatic sequel to the classic "Supercop". The bare-bones plot has Chan in pursuit of international terrorists, but the narrative quickly gives way to an unceasing barrage of insane stunt work (including a nitro-fueled ski chase and a grandiose fight scene set inside a functioning shark tank). As with most of the aging star's recent films, there is more of an emphasis placed on big, impersonal (albeit impressive) stunts rather than the close-up combat that made him famous; but the end result is still a must-see rush for longtime fans, and a great introduction for newcomers eager to see what all the well-deserved fuss is about. The scene where Jackie takes on multiple goons while armed only with a ladder is one of his most jaw-dropping set pieces ever--and that's saying quite a lot. Be sure to stick around for the closing credits of gags gone awry, which graphically prove that Chan is truly the hardest working man in show business. "--Andrew Wright"

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