Starring Jackie Chan

Starring Jackie Chan

10 Episodes

Marrying the daredevil physical comedy of Buster Keaton with the martial-arts mastery of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan is an international icon whose awe-inspiring stunt work and acrobatic grace set a new standard for action spectacle. Working his way up through the Hong Kong film industry of the 1970s as a stuntman, Chan achieved stardom when he combined his thrilling fight choreography with slapstick mayhem in early vehicles like HALF A LOAF OF KUNG FU and SPIRITUAL KUNG FU. Making the leap to director with THE FEARLESS HYENA and THE YOUNG MASTER, Chan embarked on a dazzling run of 1980s successes that culminated with POLICE STORY and its sequel, blockbuster megahits in which his death-defying, adrenaline-rush set pieces reached new heights of giddy virtuosity.

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Starring Jackie Chan
  • Starring Jackie Chan Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Introducing Jackie Chan

    Episode 2

    This new introduction by New York Asian Film Festival cofounder and author Grady Hendrix was recorded in 2019.

  • Half a Loaf of Kung Fu

    Episode 3

    Directed by Chen Chi-hwa • 1978 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Lung Chun-erh, Chin Cheng-lan

    One of Jackie Chan’s first forays into the kung-fu comedy style that would become his signature is an unabashedly silly historical adventure in which he plays a hapless student who assumes the identit...

  • Spiritual Kung Fu

    Episode 4

    Directed by Lo Wei • 1978 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, James Tien, Yuen Biao

    Jackie Chan plus a gaggle of ghosts yields nonstop comic pleasures in this off-the-wall slice of supernatural slapstick. Chan is a class-clown martial-arts student at a Shaolin temple who gets a surprise lesson in ...

  • The Fearless Hyena

    Episode 5

    Directed by Jackie Chan • 1979 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, James Tien, Dean Shek

    Jackie Chan made his directorial debut with this rollicking martial-arts comedy, a fiercely entertaining showcase for his superhuman agility and daredevil spirit. He stars as Shing Lung, a lazy but gifted figh...

  • The Young Master

    Episode 6

    Directed by Jackie Chan • 1980 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Wei Pai

    The first film Jackie Chan made at Golden Harvest—the studio where he would go on to make many of his greatest films—was a record-breaking box-office smash that firmly established him as Hong Kong’s leading kung-...

  • Fearless Hyena 2

    Episode 7

    Directed by Chan Chuen • 1983 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Dean Shek, James Tien

    Jackie Chan’s former producer Lo Wei used outtakes from Chan’s directorial debut THE FEARLESS HYENA along with stand-ins and newly shot footage to cobble together this sequel. This time around, Chan is cast as ...

  • My Lucky Stars

    Episode 8

    Directed by Sammo Hung • 1985 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao

    Hong Kong martial-arts greats Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, and Yuen Biao join forces in this goofball kung fu lark, the second film in Hung’s popular LUCKY STARS series. Chan is an undercover cop who enlists his bu...

  • Police Story

    Episode 9

    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...

  • Police Story 2

    Episode 10

    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...