The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive action comedies, two smash hits that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-kui, a Hong Kong police inspector whose methods are, ahem, unorthodox; the phenomenal Maggie Cheung, in a star-making role, plays his much-put-upon girlfriend, May. Packed wall-to-wall with astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography, epic explosions, charmingly goofball slapstick, and awesomely 1980s electro soundtracks, Police Story and Police Story 2 set a new standard for rock-’em, sock-’em mayhem that established Chan as a performer of unparalleled grace and daring and would influence a generation of filmmakers, from Hong Kong to Hollywood.
Directed by Jackie Chan • 1985 • Hong Kong
Starring Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung
The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/s...
Directed by Jackie Chan • 1988 • Hong Kong
Starring Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung
Jackie Chan followed up the massive success of POLICE STORY with an even bigger box-office hit. Having been demoted to a lowly traffic cop for his, ahem, unorthodox policing methods, Chan’s go-it-alone officer Ka-K...
The following excerpts from a 1999 documentary codirected by and starring Jackie Chan offer a master class in stunt coordination and action choreography, as well as the actor-director's personal recollections from the making of POLICE STORY.
This 2019 program features Grady Hendrix, author and cofounder of the New York Asian Film Festival, discussing the creation of actor-director Jackie Chan's crowd-pleasing on-screen persona as a comic but stalwart everyman in his role as Chan Ka-kui in POLICE STORY and POLICE STORY 2.
This presentation of the condensed Hong Kong release of POLICE STORY 2 was made from a 35 mm theatrical print. Minimal restoration was performed; the roughness, missing frames, and scratches reflect the condition of the film element.
This September 22, 1989, episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show, hosted by Jonathan Ross, profiles actor-director Jackie Chan and includes interviews with Jackie Chan and actor Maggie Cheung.
In this 2019 program, Grady Hendrix, an author and the cofounder of the New York Asian Film Festival, charts the stylistic evolution of action filmmaking via Eastern and Western influences to its peak in POLICE STORY and POLICE STORY 2.
This segment from the Frebruary 22, 1964, episode of the French television program Edition spéciale details the demanding training given to performers of Beijing opera, illuminating the rigors likely faced by Jackie Chan when he studied the art form for a decade in his youth.