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Thunderbolt (1995)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anita Yuen ...
Amy Yip
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Steve Cannon
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Warner 'Cougar' Kaugman
Yuen Chor ...
Uncle Tung / Foh's father (Alfred's father in US version) (as Yun Chor)
Oi-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)
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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)
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Storyline

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 <laraspal00@aol.com>

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5 August 1995 (Hong Kong)  »

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HKD 2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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According to the unauthorized Jackie Chan Sourcebook, New Line Cinema scheduled for Thunderbolt for a 1997 U.S Release, but shelved it and later would be released on DVD by it's home video division new line home entertainment in a uncut version than a re-scored, removed scenes, but has a optional English dub, original Cantonese audio, and removable English subtitles, and retains the original soundtrack of the film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the race the jackets on the pit crew say "Jackie Chan Racing" on them, when the character name is not Jackie. See more »

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Hong Kong Got Too Small For Another Jackie Chan Movie
26 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At this point Hong Kong might be getting too small for a Jackie Chan movie. Small time mechanic doesn't do him any justice, and Hong Kong can't provide the right stars.

Lack of interesting settings also didn't help to put humor into his action, and the movie became like a rehash of Police Story 2.

Maybe only Jacke Chan didn't know how big he really was getting.

This was more like just another Hong Kong movie, and wasn't a real Jackie Chan movie. But he quickly changes pace with his following movies, before breaking big in Hollywood.

So take this movie as a transitional Jackie Chan. The movie proves to me that Jackie Chan really is a Super Star, and wouldn't fit into a regular movie star role.

Even then, it would be hard to envision another actor who can play the role he's played in this movie.


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