Supercop (1992)

Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang,
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
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  • Edward Tang, Fibe Ma, Lee Wai Yee, Writer:
  • Stanley Tong, Director:
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7 / 10

good Jackie action

Hong Kong police officer Ka Kui (Jackie Chan) is sent to mainland China to break up a criminal gang as a supposed supercop. Chief of security Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh) is assigned to assist him. He breaks out the drug lord (Kenneth Tsang)'s brother out of prison and infiltrates the gang. Yang pretends to be his sister.

Jackie is his lovable Jackie self. He is fun and compelling. Michelle Yeoh is a terrific second. She has the charisma and a serious acting capability. This one leans more towards the action side and less on the silly comedic side. As a Jackie Chan action drama, this is quite good and like always, it has his great stunts and the closing credits to prove it. It's also great to Michelle Yeoh getting her hands dirty.

7 / 10

Not a bad Action Film

A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart (Michelle Yeoh) to stop a Chinese drug czar.

In 2009, director Quentin Tarantino named "Police Story III" as one of his favorite films of the past seventeen years. He stated that "Supercop" features the "greatest stunts ever filmed in any movie ever." In 2016 during a roundtable discussion, when asked which movie scene he would love to save for the last of humanity to see, he named the final scene of the movie as his choice.

Tarantino knows movies, and he knows kung fu. I doubt any other American director has the knowledge he does regarding the history of the Asian action film, so when he says this has the best scenes, he knows exactly what he is talking about. As usual, I love that the film has a hint of humor right under the surface. Jackie Chan never takes himself so seriously, and why should he?

10 / 10

not quite the first one, but still really fun

The third installment in the "Police Story" series has Jackie Chan going to China to intercept the henchman (Yuen Wah) of a drug kingpin. Assisting him is a no-nonsense officer (Michelle Yeoh), while his girlfriend (Maggie Cheung) has no idea what he's up to. As can be expected, the whole movie is an excuse for a series of stunts, namely the sequences in Thailand and Malaysia. I actually didn't like "Jing cha gu shi III: Chao ji jing cha" ("Supercop" in English) quite as much as the first and fourth movies in the series -- I've never seen the second one -- but there's no denying that it's a really fun experience from beginning to end. Really cool.

Stanley Tong later directed Chan in "Rumble in the Bronx" and "First Strike", and then directed the atrocious "Mr. Magoo" movie.

8 / 10

7 Things You Usually Find In A Jackie Chan Film

With most of these Jackie Chan films, you are guaranteed of getting the same material, meaning: (1) tons of violence; (2) extraordinary stunt scenes; (3) good sound; (4) some hokey dubbed voices; (5) a juvenile story with even more- juvenile attempt at humor; (6) very little profanity and blood; (7) a stupid but still enjoying movie (for at least one viewing.)

All of this adds up to a "fair" rating. The fun part of watching Chan's films are the outrageous action scenes and stunts by The Man, himself. Especially for someone getting up their in age, Chan is incredible since he does his own stunts.

In this film, Chan's girlfriend, played by Michelle Yeoh, does her own stunts, too. She is an excellent martial arts talent in her own right and a pretty lady. By the way, during the closing credits they show some of the stunts that went wrong. Not all of these are shown for laughs. In a few of them, Chan is injured.

The sound was amazing for a VHS. I can only imagine the stereo on the DVD. Overall, a dumb movie with unrealistic fight scenes (people just about get killed, but keep getting up for more!) but if you know that and just want to enjoy a lightweight action film, it serves its purpose.

6 / 10

Third entry with Jackie Chan as intrepid and likable cop from Hong Kong police headquarter

A Hong Kong detective named Inspector Chan Kui (Jackie Chan) teams up with his female Red Chinese (Michelle Yeoh) counterpart to arrest a Chinese drug czar . ¨Police Story 3¨ packs a violent confrontation between Jackie and an evil drug lord . This stirring story about the cop named Chan of the Hong Kong precinct is well played by Jackie Chan. Hong Kong police officer, Chan is sent undercover to mainland China to break up a drug smuggling ring and later in border of Thailand and Cambodia. After breaking the brother of the drug lord out of jail camp , he escapes along with the nasty smuggler . The wife of the crime boss has been detained in Malaysia for drug trafficking and is soon to be executed. However, she is the only person who knows the account number of a secret Swiss bank account hiding millions in drug money. While the two officers are in Malaysia preparing for the prison break , Chan accidentally runs into his girlfriend May, who has travelled there from Hong Kong. Soon his cover is blown, the villains abducts his sweetheart (Maggie Chung) and he is forced to help them pull off the jail break . The story follows him as he tries to stay alive and chase the villain , being pursued by the wicked criminal band . But then Chan turns into an unfortunate cop when the drug lord learns who has been double-crossed . Then Chan looks for vengeance against the ominous villains at a cat and mouse game.

This exciting movie is crammed of action-packed, spectacular fights, comedy , breathtaking stunt-work and lots of violence . Jackie Chan is top notch as one army man fighting a group of heinous criminals and as always he makes his own stunts like is showed on the final fake-shots. This time Chan join forces with another agent , a beautiful communist policewoman , well performed by Michelle Yeoh, both of whom are taken to Hong Kong to work for the syndicate . Awesome,incredible stunts and brief comic touches, as usual , the picture is better constructed than its predecessor. The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times because the runtime is overlong , but frenetic action sequences make up for it. Spotlights movie include Jackie jumping over a train , furthermore dangling and downing a helicopter, among others. This is a phenomenal action movie distinguished by fine cinematography of the spectacular sequences , and contains nice sense of humor as well as the previous entries. In this outing Jackie teamed up to prestigious actresses and good action stars in their own right , such as Maggie Cheung and Michelle Yeoh or Khan . The first version titled ¨Police story(1985)¨ directed by the same Jackie Chan was a perfect action film for enthusiastic of the genre ; the following was ¨Police story 2(1988)¨also pretty violent and with abundant humor touches. It's followed by this ¨Supercop¨ or ¨Police story 3¨ and finally, ¨Police story IV : Crime story. The motion picture is professionally directed by Stanley Tong . Stanley started his career as a stunt man, but got his first crack at directing in 1983. After that , he founded his own film company, Golden Gate. He wrote, directed, produced, and stunt-directed ¨Swordsman II¨ , "Stone Age Warriors", which was so successful that Tong was given the job as director of "Supercop", starring Jackie Chan. His first American film was "Rumble in the Bronx", another Chan film. He directed yet another Chan film "First Strike" and ¨China Strike Force¨. He recently won the Golden Horse Award, a Chinese version of the Oscar , for Supercop. His most recent work is the family comedy "Mr. Magoo" , and ¨The Myth¨ , also he has realized some episodes of ¨Martial Law¨ series for Sammo Hung . Rating : Good , the picture has its sensational moments , mostly provided by its agile star, the great Jackie Chan.