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New Police Story (2004)

San ging chaat goo si (original title)
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director:

Benny Chan

Writer:

Alan Yuen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Senior Insp. Chan Kwok-Wing
Nicholas Tse ... Zheng Xiaofeng / Frank Cheng Siu-fung
Mak Bau Mak Bau ... Negotiator
Tak-Bun Wong ... Robber (as Wong Tak Bun)
Winnie Leung ... Female hostage
Wai-Leung Kwok ... Male hostage (as Eric Kwok)
Deep Ng Deep Ng ... Rocky, Wing's team member
Ken Lo ... Kwong, Wing's team member (as Kenneth Low)
Tony Ho ... Chui, Wing's team member
Timmy Hung ... Tin Ming - Wing's team member (as Hung Tin Ming)
Tin Chiu Hung ... Chiu - Wing's team member (as Hung Tin Chiu)
Carl Ng ... Carl, Wing's team member
Andrew Lin ... Hoi, Wing's team member
Samuel Pang ... Sam, Wing's team member
Philip Ng ... Phillip, Wing's team member
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Storyline

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. Written by Ninja01

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Xin jing cha gu shi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$715,319 (Hong Kong), 1 October 2004, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,017,558
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jackie Chan sings the theme song, "September Storm". See more »

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Return of the Master
31 December 2004 | by leekandhamSee all my reviews

There is always a suspicion when films come out with "New" in the title and particularly here, when you've had variations on the Police Story numbering over the years. Does it mean that the whole franchise has changed completely? Is Jackie Chan trying to pass on the mantle? How different is it really? Well, put it this way. The only thing that has changed is that it's better than the previous instalments.

New Police Story tells of Wing (Jackie Chan), a super-cop who has managed to solve the toughest and roughest cases for the Hong Kong police force. So much so that he gains a bit of cockiness. When a group of young guns led by Joe (Daniel Wu) start a crime spree by robbing banks and gunning down cops for fun, Wing declares that he would catch the criminals in just 3 hours. However, his plans bite the dust as his team are gunned down following a leak of his plans. Wing is knocked into drink and depression and rookie Fung (Nic Tse) come to egg him into revenge.

This film follows the style of the previous Police Story series in that it is gritty and dramatic as opposed to Jackie's comedic style. However, this film is very much darker than the previous ones. The usual stunts are there - including a bus sequence which reminds you of the original Police Story - but each stunt has been brought a new lease of life with some perfectionist choreography. I was impressed by Nic Tse's martial art stunts, which certainly were not easy, but mastered flawlessly. Daniel Wu caps off a very good year for him with a very good performance as the enemy. Credit goes to Benny Chan also, who really has pulled out all the stops for this movie.

This is one of Jackie Chan's best films and following some recent dismal Hollywood attempts, I'm really glad that he can still pull it off, particularly when there is a good script for him.

One to see the old master back at his best.


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