Jackie Chan First Strike (Police Story 4) Full Movie
Police Story 4: First Strike
Police Story 4: First Strike released in English-speaking markets as Jackie Chan’s First Strike, is a 1996 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film made in the typical humorous style of Jackie Chan.
First Strike was an enormous box office success in Hong Kong, grossing HK $57,518,795 during its theatrical run. It remains Jackie Chan’s highest grossing film in Hong Kong. The film was released on January 10, 1997 in 1,344 North American theatres, grossing US $5,778,933 ($4,299 per screen) in its opening weekend. Its total North American box office gross was US $15,318,863.
Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Ka-Kui realizes that things are not as simple as they appear and soon find himself a pawn of an organization posing as Russian intelligence.
The movie was shot partially in Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, where the last half of the movie is based. Chinatown, Brisbane in Fortitude Valley and Underwater World on the Sunshine Coast were used. The movie was shot in the months between August and November 1995.
To advertise First Strike, Jackie Chan recorded the song Zenmo Hui and also made music-video for it. As is typical with Chan’s pictures, the US version does not feature the theme song.
Whilst working for the CIA, Jackie Chan Ka-Kui (played by Jackie Chan) is assigned to follow leads of a nuclear smuggling case. He follows a woman named Natasha to Ukraine, when he realises that she had been hiding vital information. When Jackie calls for backup, she is arrested. However, Natasha’s partner is an unknown man, who turns out to be Tsui (Jackson Lau), a Chinese American nuclear scientist with CIA links, suspected of stealing a nuclear warhead. Jackie follows Tsui to a restricted area, and after a trap set by Tsui, CIA agents together with Ukrainian authorities engage in battle. Jackie finds a briefcase which contained evidence that Tsui had, but as he is chased by unknown forces, he loses the briefcase as he fell into frozen waters.
When he recovers in Russia, he meets Colonel Gregor (Yuri Petrov) who explains the situation. Jackie goes with the FSB and is taken to Moscow where he discovers he has been assigned to work with Colonel Gregor to solve a similar case involving nuclear weapons being smuggled out of Ukraine. His task is to track Tsui, who disappeared after their last encounter. He is taken by a Russian submarine to Brisbane, Australia, where Tsui’s attractive younger sister Annie Tsui (Annie Wu) works at an aquarium doing shark shows.
Uncle 7 (Terry Woo), the Tsuis’ father and the local Triad boss, is seriously ill, and Chan suspects the criminal will show up soon. Unbeknown to Jackie, Tsui is hiding at the hospital, and has given a nuclear warhead to Annie, who hides it at the aquarium. Whilst following Annie, Jackie gets to meet the aquarium animals and is kidnapped by Tsui, who claims to have a deal with Colonel Gregor. Jackie, after realising he has been used by Gregor decides to return home, but two toughs are sent to kill him, and he is framed for the murder of Uncle 7.
He attempts to clear his name by going to see Annie at the memorial hall, but he is (unsurprisingly) unwelcome, having to fight bodyguards and Tsui has to eventually rescue him. Tsui explains that Gregor caught him on a CIA assignment three years before, and forced him to turn into a triple agent: a CIA agent ostensibly turned by the FSB, but in reality serving Gregor’s private criminal schemes.
Annie, Jackie and Tsui decide to work together to fight Gregor. Uncle 7’s elaborate Chinatown funeral then becomes the scene for a complex showdown between the various parties. Annie and Jackie attempt to retrieve the stolen warhead from the shark pool (so that they can return it to the police), but Gregor and his toughs follow them, leading to a climatic confrontation underwater. In the midsts, Gregor attacks the aquarium and shatters the aquarium glass which releases the killer shark, which makes a good diversion for him to escape.
Jackie then saves the tourists and follows Gregor. While Gregor escapes with the weapon and Annie as hostage in a getaway boat, Jackie comes up with an unusual plan that allows him to recover the weapon and return it to the proper authorities, while Annie makes her escape, in which he drives and launches a display car onto the boat.
Gregor and Tsui are apprehended by Australian police and turned over to Russian authorities. The case is solved, Jackie is thanked for his work by the FSB, and the film ends. As is usual in Chan’s films, out-takes (generally accidents involving the star) are shown under the closing titles. [wikipedia]
Jackie Chan’s First Strike Trailer
Jackie Chan’s First Strike – Uncut (HK) [English Subtitles]
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