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女警察 (1973)
Police Woman

Reviewed by: Gaijin84
Date: 08/13/2011
Summary: Yuen Qiu is the real star, limited Jackie...

Included in many Jackie Chan movie sets, sometimes called “Young Tiger,” this early film from Jackie’s career uses him sparingly, mostly for stunts and fighting, as he portrays the de facto leader of a group of thugs trying to recover incriminating photos for their boss. The stars of the film are really Charlie Chin, whose cab is unknowingly the hiding spot for the photos, and Yuen Qiu, who plays the title “police woman” character. With a rather simple plot, the film is mostly Chin narrowly escaping being beaten up by the thugs until he finally allows Qiu to help him bring down the boss. Qiu is really fun to watch in her limited fights, and probably doesn’t get the recognition she deserves for the ability. She has a nice scene at the training academy that shows off her judo skills and her final fights are fast and fluid. Chin is mostly used as a basher and shows relatively few martial arts skills. For Jackie fans, he does have a couple decent fights, and one near escape from an oncoming car by swiftly climbing the side of a freight car. Shades of his later magnificent stunt ability can be seen, but if you’re watching simply for Chan you’ll most likely be disappointed. He also sports a massive, unsightly mole on his face, presumably that led his character into a life of crime. A less-than-mediocre film at best, slightly elevated by the presence of a young Jackie.

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 07/03/2009
Summary: Awful

Despite his top billing, Jackie Chan only has a small supporting role in this dull modern-day kung fu movie. If you're a Jackie Chan completist, you might want to check this out, as it is one of his rare roles as a villain, but be warned that you'll still feel the need to use the fast-forward button.

Reviewer Score: 2

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/11/2002
Summary: Average 70s action film

Charlie Chin plays an unfortunate cab driver who is being pursued by some thugs played by Jackie Chan and John Cheung. He doesn’t know at first why they are chasing him down, but discovers that what they are after is a bag that a woman left in his cab just before she died, and the thugs must get e bag back for their boss. Charlie Chin soon changes into a more ruthless character from his ‘Mr Nice Guy’ character as he goes in search for the thugs in retaliation for the woman’s death after meeting her sister who is a police woman (played by Woo Gam, in one of her first films).

An early seventies action film with the popular Charlie Chin as the main role. Would look very bad these days I think, but back then it looked pretty good, even with a terribly low budget. The camera work is very poor too, a lot of the shots are not straight and often shaking. Charlie Chin was always one of those popular stars in the late sixties and seventies, and his acting was quite good. But I don’t know why Jackie Chan was in it, as there were plenty of other people who could have played his role.

However, the only format I know of it, is an unsubtitled VHS version released in Hong Kong, but I’m not sure of the Chinese name, because the writing was not clear enough for me to understand. But, an international label released the same film with a very badly dubbed English dialog under another name (I think it was ‘Rumble In HK’).

Rating (out of 5): 2.5

(This rating is based on the year & genre, so don't think it's based as a comparison on new releases etc.)