MIRACLES - MR. CANTON AND LADY ROSE
QI JI
1989, 139 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan assumes triple duty as director, star and stunt coordinator in his exhilarating take on Frank Capra’s POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES. Set in 1930s Hong Kong, Chan plays a country boy who credits the lucky roses he buys from Madame Kao (Gua Ah-leh) for his ascension as he rises through the ranks to become a powerful gang boss. Winner of Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards, MIRACLES is often cited by Chan as one of his favorite directorial features. Complete with an all-star cast of Hong Kong movie veterans, lavish sets and stunning cinematography, MIRACLES is a visual feast in every sense


POLICE STORY
GING CHAAT GOO SI
1985, 101 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen

Following the disappointing reception of THE PROTECTOR in the U.S., Jackie Chan went back to Hong Kong and began working on what would be both a watershed moment in global action cinema and the start of wildly successful franchise. Acknowledged by the star as his best action film, POLICE STORY introduced the world to Chan on a whole new level as police Inspector “Kevin” / Chan Ka-Kui, a relentless cop intent on smashing Chu Tao's (Chor Yuen) crime syndicate at any cost. With Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung rounding out a stellar cast, POLICE STORY instantly cemented Chan’s place as a legend.


THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER
JUI KUEN II
1994, Park Circus, 102 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Liu Chia-Liang

In this frenetic mix of martial arts, intrigue and humor, Jackie Chan reprises his role as Wong Fei-hung, a master of “drunken boxing.” When Wong stumbles into a plot to smuggle Chinese artifacts out of the country, he must battle not only hired thugs but also his father’s (Ti Lung) insistence that he refrain from drinking and fighting. As tough as its 1978 predecessor was to top, the jaw-dropping final action sequence does it, earning a place on Time magazine’s “All-TIME 100” list of great films. English dubbed version.


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