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

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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:
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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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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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The theme song which is in Cantonese at the beginning and in mandarin at the end, is sung by Jackie Chan. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the race, Foh enters the pitlane. Krugman has already passed the pit entry. Foh gets a 30 second penalty, and has to stay in the pit for 1 minute 31 seconds. At 1 minute 15 or so, Krugman comes in, which means he did a very fast lap (q-time was 1:39). During his part of the race, Krugman laps Foh, but Foh is never seen relapping him, while winning the race. See more »

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Not typical Jackie Chan and a slow starter, but great once it gets up to speed
16 January 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

An odd choice it may be, but in many ways Thunderbolt is my favorite Jackie Chan film (but not his by a very long shot) even though it's far from his best. It's a very slow starter but once it gets going has some of his best stunts, not least because this time it's not played for laughs and when the punches land, people really get hurt. The step-printing in some scenes is a bit irritating and there is one obvious bit of doubling (the fight in the Pachinko parlour is partially shot with a double when Chan was in hospital: the style of fighting and movement is noticeably different), but it's a satisfyingly down and dirty car-chases-and-fights number thanks to the Sammo Hung choreographed fights and Frankie Chan's car stunts. Indeed, there's one amazing car stunt in the final race that has to be seen to be disbelieved, with car flipping over midair and landing upside down on top of another car as it races by: how the hell they shot that for real is beyond me.


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