Police Story

One of the great 1980s action films. It's also one of the most 1980s action films.


Police Story

The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in the breathtakingly inventive action comedies Police Story and Police Story 2, two smash hits that made Jackie Chan 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.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen
Writers: Jackie Chan, Edward Tang
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin
Not Rated
Martial Arts, Comedy, Action, Crime
Jackie Chan
Chi-Hwa Chen
Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

The only thing more perfunctory than the title of “Police Story” might be the story itself, and that’s precisely as it should be. A 1985 triumph of farce and fisticuffs that helped launch Jackie Chan as an action star beyond his already huge Asian following, this joyous movie was clearly made for an ...

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