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Project A: Part 2 Movie Review

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Jackie Chan came to America in 1987 as the honored guest of the San Francisco International Film Festival. At that time, despite the failure of 1985's The Protector, co-starring Danny Aiello, he was eager to be as big a star in the U.S. as he was in Hong Kong. It was not until 1996's Rumble in the Bronx that he finally broke into the American consciousness with a splash, and by then he was the biggest movie star in the world everywhere BUT in the U.S. In Project A: Part 2, stunts look like a snap, but don't try them at home! As he meticulously explained to the international press corp assembled at the festival, even Chan is vulnerable to an aching back, sore ankles, and a skull fracture. This action-packed spectacle is fast and funny, featuring an irresistible performance by Chan as Dragon Ma, an honest Hong Kong cop, circa 1900. There IS a Project A: Part 1, starring Samo Hung, but Project A: Part 2 is a self-contained story, and extremely entertaining for international audiences on its own unique terms.

1987 101m/C CH Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau, David Lam; D: Jackie Chan; W: Edward Tang, Jackie Chan. VHS

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