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Rumble In Hong Kong (aka: Police Woman)

Posted by: Sam
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 03:24:03
Date Posted: Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 13:28:05

"Police Woman," released on U.S. video as "Rumble In Hong Kong" though it neither features a rumble nor takes place in Hong Kong, may fool you by the advertising that says it's a "JACKIE CHAN" movie with lots of "ACTION." The catch is that it was made before Jackie Chan became famous, and while he's *in* the movie, it's certainly not a "Jackie Chan" movie.

In actuality, this was made in 1974 and is essentially a Bruce Lee copycat, but without the fighting. Jackie Chan plays the badguy. His single defining personality characteristic is that of having a mole on his cheek the size of a watermelon.

I didn't see this movie so long ago, but so much of it has already faded from my mind. I do know that it isn't such a "good" bad movie. It's just boring. People drive around in trucks a lot. They run and hide a lot. There's a little bit of gunfire. A little bit of hand-to-hand fighting, though not the kind that's the least bit entertaining. And there's a whole lot of bad acting. With early works like this, it's a wonder Jackie Chan ever got discovered.

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