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Jackie Chan's First Strike (1997)

Jackie Chan , Jackson Liu , Stanley Tong  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jackie Chan, Jackson Liu, Annie Wu, Bill Tung, Yuri Petrov
  • Directors: Stanley Tong
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 2, 1999
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0780622677
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,746 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jackie Chan's First Strike" on IMDb

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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

Product Description

In post-soviet Russia nothing is as it seems. When members of the Russian mafia pose as KGB agents to steal a nuclear missile the CIA calls on martial arts master Jackie Chan to stop them. Jackie treks the globe from the icy glaciers of the Ukraine to the pristine beaches of Australia. Studio: New Line Home Video Release Date: 02/03/2004 Starring: Jackie Chan Jackson Lou Run time: 85 minutes Rating: PG13 Director: Stanley Tong

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Killer Action, International Intrigue� January 6, 2002
By Mr. JKW
Format:DVD
"Jackie Chan's First Strike" is yet another tour-de-force of hilarious near non-stop action comedy featuring Chan's trademarked ultra-choreographed but jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring just plain AWESOME action sequences (including the trademarked end-of-film outtakes).
THE MOVIE:
"First Strike" follows Jackie's adventures which take him from the snow covered mountains of the Ukraine to the sunny shores of Australia as he becomes entangled in a web of deceit and danger involving a ruthless mobster smuggling nuclear arms, ruthless hitmen and a killer shark!!!
Notable Scenes:
1. The Hotel Fight Scene
2. The Warehouse Fight Scene
3. Hilarious - Jackie stripped down and forced into a funny suit
THE DVD FEATURES:
The DVD is a little sparse on special features, but it does come with a pretty detailed bio (more so than the Rumble in the Bronx DVD) and filmography of Jackie Chan, as well as the movie's director Stanley Tong. Also included is the film's theatrical trailer.
THE VERDICT:
Action movie/martial arts film fans will love this movie. The action, as well as the story, are solid. New fans of Chan will also love this film as its great action sequences. The DVD features, while a bit sparse compared to more recent DVD releases, are alright. Overall, whether you rent, borrow or purchase this DVD/movie is worth a watch at least.
Highly Recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SHARK FIGHT! SHARK FIGHT! June 20, 2005
Format:DVD
Every time I watch Jackie Chan, I have to wonder: How does he do this stuff? He's just phenomenal. If you don't like Chan, that's fine, but if you aren't impressed by his amazing acrobatic grace and wild imagination, I feel sorry for you.

The plot is, of course, simple and just an excuse for Chan to do some amazing stunts. There's a lot to like here, including a ridiculous, yet absolutey stunning, fight in a shark tank. There's so much more, but I'd rather not spoil it.

Just see the film and expect a good time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Can't Quite Give A High Rank October 24, 2003
Format:DVD
Ok, I saw this movie when it came out in the theaters. I saw it when it came out on DVD. Something didn't seem right about the movie. It seemed choppy. Then a few months ago, I saw it on TNT, and it seemed to flow better. Do you want to know why? Do you? Well here's why. When New Line Cinema released this movie, they cut scenes out, cut scenes shorter, and generally chopped off 5-10 minutes of the film. I HATE it when distribution companies do this. Then recently on TNT, they ran the whole version of the movie, without edits. There were scenes that just helped the flow of trhe movie and the underwater fight was noticably longer and more impressive. While this was never by any means Chan's best movie, the whole version deserves a 4 star rating. However, because this is a review of the DVD, which is lacking 5-10 minutes, I cannot give it the 4 stars. If New Line goes back to release a Director's Cut DVD with the whole version and optional Chinese language track, it would get a 4. But until then, this otherwise great movie gets 3.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jackie Chan's First Strike November 28, 2001
By K M
Format:VHS Tape
Jackie Chan's First Strike a.k.a Police Story 4 First Strike
is one of Jacke best films to date but I do not know why film distributors have cut about 25 minutes from this film. There are a lot more scenes that were ommitted from the international release and a couple of seconds shaved from most of the other scenes, especially the under water and funeral parade. The film itself is still very good and enjoyable and if you are a big fan of Jackie or not this film is still worth buying for the fight and stunt sequences. The story is still in tact but these other scences help explain the story better and the characters are shown in more depth. The original version was in English (mostly) with Chinese and Russian as well as being Subtitled in English and Chinese. If anyone gets a chance to buy the Hong Kong version then do so as you are in for an even better treat. I have seen both these versions of this film and I recommend both. This film in both version still stands up against the test of time so I advise you go out and buy this film.
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT March 20, 2004
By MMAfan
Format:DVD
You want action? Then pick this DVD up right now! Jackie Chan never fails to deliver thrills in any of his movies and this one shows what he's known for, crazy stunts all done by himself! No stunt doubles, only Jackie Chan!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not Chan's best October 7, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
The latest entry in the very distinguished "Police Story" series, this is something of a letdown after seeing movies like Supercop and Rumble In the Bronx. Don't get me wrong, Jackie's stunt work is as insane as ever; name one other actor who will snowboard off a cliff, grab onto a helicopter, then fall about 40 feet into freezing water. The plot, however, is rathter overcomplex and slow, and takes too long to get to the real action. There's only one major fight in the movie, involving Jackie, a group of irate relatives of a murdered man, a large ladder and quite a lot of wooden sticks. It's a great scene, but the only such one in the film. A sequence in a shark tank seems a tad slow, since being underwater doesn't give Jackie an oppourtunity to move really fast and acrobatically, or make his trademark goofy faces. Another scene involving two giant goons in a hotel room and various household objects is somewhat better, but seeing Jackie desperatley run away seems wrong. My final word though? Watch it, but don't make your final judgement on Jackie Chan based on it. Save that for after Police Story, Project A, Supercop, Rumble In the Bronx and Drunken Master II.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jackie Chan's First Strike(1997)
Jackie Chan's First Strike(1997) is the fourth installment in the Police Story film series. It was released in Hong Kong in 1996. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jorge A. Zarco
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, fun, action-packed film
Jackie Chan use to do stunts for Bruce Lee so this guy knows his stuff. This movie is heavily dubbed so beware, but it is still too good to care entirely. Read more
Published on August 4, 2011 by C. Vieira
4.0 out of 5 stars Ah...me childhood
This was the movie I saw as a kid that got me interested in kung-fu movies. I was impressed with how Jackie Chan was able to combine highly stylized martial arts and dangerous... Read more
Published on June 15, 2011 by Jonathan
2.0 out of 5 stars Movie is fine but...
I watched the Chinese version of this movie on youtube before. The story line goes Jackie Chan, a Hong Kong police officer going to Ukraine to Russia to Australia. Read more
Published on April 18, 2011 by sy
5.0 out of 5 stars "i will follow you"
As many of you Jackie Chan fans may already know (and those who aren't fans are about to find out), Chan has his own uniqueness that makes him one of a kind. Read more
Published on June 23, 2007 by dominion_ruler
5.0 out of 5 stars Jackie Chan does James Bond
Near the beginning of the movie there is a downhill ski chase scene like straight out of a James Bond movie. Read more
Published on January 30, 2007 by A Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun 007 Spoof!
This is not one the best stories you will ever find in a Chan movie but it has some of the best and funniest moments i have ever seen in his movies the classic ladder scene is my... Read more
Published on May 17, 2006 by Jackie Fan
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 sdtars for the movie, 5 stars for under-water fu
Now the movie itself is a little better than the rumble in the bronx or nice guy, but as a whole it kicks the sheeit out of those movies. Read more
Published on April 24, 2006 by morgoth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie with some nice fight scenes.
This is an older Jackie Chan movie. I'm going to make this pretty concise. Jackie Chan does a great job in some really great and long fight sequences. Read more
Published on March 6, 2004 by Richard Allman
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a highly watchable fun movie
One of my problems with some of jackies movies is the mediocre production or what I call watchability. Read more
Published on May 28, 2003 by JediMack
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