Thunderbolt (1995)
"Pik lik foh" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  5 August 1995 (Hong Kong)
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In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Yuen ...
Amy Yip
Steve Cannon
Warner 'Cougar' Kaugman
Yuen Chor ...
Uncle Tung / Foh's father (Alfred's father in US version) (as Yun Chor)
Hoi-Yan Wu ...
Dai Mui (Daphne in US version) (as Daisy Wu Oi-Yan)
Chung-Han Man ...
Sai Mui / May (Sammi in US version) (as Man Chun-Han)
Yûzô Kayama ...
Coach Mirakami (as Kayama Yuzo)
Saw (as Sawada Kenya)
Ken Lo ...
Kong (as Houi-Kang Low)
Chi Wah Wong ...
Mr. Lam (as Tze-Wah Wong)
Kar Lok Chin ...
Coach's Assistant (as Ka-Lok Chin)
Corey Yuen ...
The Doctor (as Cory Yuen)
Marie Eguro ...
Miss Kenya (as Eguro Mari)
Kam-Cheong Yung ...
Cheong, mechanic (as Peter Yung Kam-Cheong)


Jackie plays Foh, an expert mechanic who has returned from Japan after a master course at Mitsubishi Motors. He runs a small business in Hong Kong along with his father and two sisters. In his spare time, he also helps the police out by checking cars that have been illegally upgraded. One night, psychotic street racing driver Warner Krugerman, aka Cougar, speeds past Foh and the cops. Foh gets into a car and stops Cougar heroically. Cougar lands in jail, but breaks out eventually. He gets revenge on Foh by trashing his business and kidnapping his sisters. The only way Foh can get his sisters back is by racing cougar in Japan. He now must retrain himself in race car driving so he can be at his best to race Cougar. Written by Pat McCurry <>

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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HKD 2,000,000,000 (estimated)

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The rain in Japan kept the climatic racing scenes from being filmed. The crew moved to Malaysia to film the race scenes. Another problem occurred when the Malaysian government was worried that people would get hurt during filming, so the race was filmed at regular speed, and sped up during post production. See more »


During the race, weather conditions constantly varying between cloudy, sunny and rainy. In the same sequence, the track is repeatedly very wet in one moment and completely dry in the other one. See more »


Referenced in The Tuxedo (2002) See more »

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Not one of Chan's better movies
11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it, but I'd much rather watch a better Chan film, such as "Police Story" or "Legend of Drunken master." The Story was good, and the racing was an interesting Idea, but I don't think there were enough fights, and even when there were fights, bad camera work made it impossible to see what was going on. one good thing about the movie, there was one shootout scene, and it was awesome! This one is a good "Renter" but not a "Buyer." If your a fan of Jackie Chan, you need to see this movie, but don't buy it without seeing it first. This is one of the only Jackie Chan films I won't buy, unless I have a lot of money to spare, and i'm in a store with the DVD in front of me.

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