New Police Story
|New Police Story|
Hong Kong film poster
|Mandarin||Xīn Jing Cha Gu Shi|
|Cantonese||San Ging Chat Gu Si|
|Directed by||Benny Chan|
|Produced by||Benny Chan
|Written by||Alan Yuen|
|Music by||Tommy Wai|
|Editing by||Yau Chi-wai|
|Distributed by||JCE Movies Limited
Emperor Motion Pictures
China Film Group Corporation
|Box office||HK $21,109,502|
- New Police Story is also an alternate title for the 1993 Hong Kong film Crime Story.
New Police Story (Chinese: 新警察故事; Mandarin Pinyin: Xīn Jǐngchá Gùshì; Jyutping: San1 ging5 chaat3 gu3 si6) is a 2004 Hong Kong action suspense thriller police slasher crime film it was produced & directed by Benny Chan & also produced by & starring Jackie Chan.
The film takes place in Hong Kong in 2003 & was officially released on Thursday, 23 September 2004.
The film opens on New Year's Day (1 January 2004) with central business district drinking one whiskey after another. Later, he collapses in an alley and is found by a stranger to played by Nicholas Tse.
6-month's earlier on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (1 July 2003) to mark celebrates its 6-year anniversary, police station show the heroics of Inspector Chan, as he disguises himself as a death of news cameraman for men in order to subdue a victim of man holding to outside the women news reporter at Central saving news cameraman for professional video camera life was officially transformated to becomes "Senior Inspector Chan Kwok Wing" (Jackie Chan) a remake of explode bomb fire.
Soon after that incident, a group of rebellious youths rob a bank. They explicitly ask a bank worker to call the police, and are confronted by the police outside the Legislative Council building. They escape from the police and subsequently divide the loot by how many police officers they killed or wounded, similar to computer games.
Inspector Chan and his squad are called to arrest the gang after their hideout is revealed. However, the hideout is rigged and the squad, except for Chan, was captured. Chan then finds his men in a large warehouse, suspended from the high ceiling by ropes. The gang challenges him to training regimes that are taught to policemen, betting lives of his men each time. Under mental pressure and the taunts of the gang, Chan loses all the bets which lead to the death of his squad. He tries to save the bodies of his comrades for burial before explosives blow up the building. Being the sole survivor of the incident, Chan takes a year long leave from the police force, drinking heavily to drown his sorrows and guilt.
In present day, the stranger brings Chan home. When Chan wakes up, the stranger identifies himself as PC 138, Frank Cheng, as his new partner. Frank tries to convince Chan to cancel his leave and take up the robbery case but Chan refuses. However, Chan comes to his senses eventually by apprehending the same two youths that robbed him. At the police station, Frank tells Chan that he is one of his squad member's younger brother, which convinces Chan to look into the case again .
Frank and Chan convinces Sam Wong, a former colleague of Chan, to reveal a clue from the night of the first robbery; a watch which he snatched from one of the robbers. Chan and Frank are tailed by the police as they go in search of the owner of the watch. Wong was also arrested by the police to assist in the investigation. Wong is shot dead by another gang member, Fire, before he manages to identify the robber (Sue). Before dying, Wong confesses to Chan that he was blackmailed by the gang into revealing their rigged hideout to Chan's team a year ago, as he took a bag of money from Sue to pay off his debts.
Chan and Frank found where Fire and Sue hang out and pursue them. To distract Chan, Fire shoots at a bus driver, killing him instantly and rendering the bus full of school kids out of control. Chan chases after the bus and manages to climb in and applied the brakes, halting it from falling into Victoria Harbour, while Frank rams a truck full of rubber ducks in front of the bus' path.
After the incident, Chan discovers that Frank is not really a policeman, and confronts him. Frank attempts to explain to Chan, but Chan refuses to believe the story. Regardless, they stay together to continue to track the gang leader, Joe. They are informed by Officer Sa Sa that the gang members all come from rich families and the gang leader is actually the son of the police chief.
Sue and Fire return to the gang's new hideout. Sue is badly wounded, after being shot by Frank earlier. Seeing her injury, Joe shoots and kills her. Joe's gang access Chan's police file on a computer, with Joe bent on taking revenge. Joe then arranges to meet Chan's girlfriend, Ho Yee, in the police station. He wraps a time bomb around her neck before leaving. When Chan learns of the bomb he desperately tries to free her. Ho Yee cuts the wires, with no effect, leading the police to believe that it is a fake. But when the two get ready to leave, a small wire attached to Ho Yee's back pulls out the secondary trigger, causing the bomb to explode. Before she can escape, it explodes and some falling pipes land on her, knocking her into a coma. Unfortunately for Chan, he is charged with assisting the impersonation of an officer (Frank) and for acting as an officer while under suspension.
After Chan and Frank are taunted by Joe's gang, Sa Sa and her father, the jailer, release both of them illegally. The two sneak out of the police station, with everyone deliberately ignoring their escape. Commander Chiu Chan even makes his handgun available to Chan and tells Chan to 'bring it back when you're done'. Sa Sa has engaged the help of teenagers to play a computer game, created by the gang and depicting the deaths of Chan's squad, and upon completing the latest level, reveals the gang's next target is the Bank of Hong Kong. The bank is located in the New Wing of the Convention and Exhibition Centre.
After robbing the bank, the gang waited for the police to come, planning to use the same method of distributing the loot. When a squad of police officers arrive, Chan stops them from rushing in and gets them the task of evacuating the building. Once the building is evacuated, the gang members' parents are sent in to retrieve their children, which surprised the gang. One of the gang members, Max, is so ashamed of himself that he attempts to run down the escalators to his parents and is shot dead by Joe.
Chan and Frank subsequently engage the three remaining gang members. Frank manages to shoot Fire in the leg with his own gun, disabling him. Chan chases another gang member, Tin Tin, into a Lego exhibition. Chan reminds Tin Tin that they had struck a draw the last time they fought and resume their duel in hand-to-hand combat, with Chan defeating Tin Tin. Joe chases Frank into the hall and shoots at him but shot Tin Tin in the crossfire. Joe chases Frank out of the room before the Special Duties Unit of the police arrive. Tin Tin attempts to shoot at Chan with Chan's back facing him. As Chan calls to the squad to bring in medical attention to Tin Tin, Tin Tin decides not to shoot Chan in repentance for his help.
Chan finds Joe on the roof of the Convention Centre. Having captured and tied up Frank, Joe threatens to throw him to his death. Joe challenges Chan to a race to assemble a semi automatic pistol, a rematch of an earlier challenge, and wagering Frank's life in the process. This time, Chan chambers the bullet first thus swiftly wins the game, much to Joe's disbelief. The police arrive on the roof, along with Joe's father, the police chief. Joe's father immediate reprimands Joe, while Chan tells Joe that he knows that Joe doesn't hate cops, he merely hates his father for berating him.
Joe finally admits defeat and unloads the single bullet in his gun and aims the empty gun at Chan. Not knowing that Joe's gun is empty, a police sniper then fires a round at him, injuring Joe in the process. Joe aims at his father, causing the sniper to fire once more, killing him despite Chan's yelling that the gun was empty. Chan rushes to rescue Frank and both of them fall off the building. They eventually land onto a fireman's inflated cushion.
In the hospital, Ho Yee has recovered and prepares to leave. She is met by several policemen and nurses who persuade her to accept Chan's marriage proposal. At first, she tries to hide her facial scars from Chan, but eventually accepts the proposal to the crowd's applause. Meanwhile, Frank is led away by Sa Sa before he got arrested. He leaves his jacket on a railing. When Chan looks at the jacket and he recalls meeting Frank before.
The film ends on with a flashback to an event from years ago: a homeless man from the mainland arrives without money with a starving son. He stole some food for his son from a 7-Eleven store. While running across the road to escape from the shopkeeper and the police, he is knocked down by a truck and killed. Chan arrives at the scene and uses his jacket to cover the body of the boy's father. Chan then buys the boy a loaf of bread.
After end credits he asks the boy for his name to which the boy replies "Frank Cheng" to hand of the Senior Inspector Chan Kwok Wing (Jackie Chan) screen fades to black & the movie ends with screen to fades at behind the scene to play's a close theme song's of the cover of "September Storm" was singer by Jackie Chan.
- Jackie Chan – Senior Inspector Chan Kwok Wing
- Nicholas Tse – Frank Cheng Siu-fung
- Charlie Yeung – Sun Ho-yee
- Daniel Wu – Joe Kwan
- Lee Ting-fung – Joe Kwan - Age 6
- Charlene Choi – Sa Sa
- Dave Wong – Sam Wong Sum
- Hayama Go – Max Leung
- Terence Yin – Fire
- Yu Rongguang – Commander Chiu Chan
- Chun Sun – Joe Kwan's father
- Lui Yau-wai – Joe Kwan's mother (as Lisa Lui)
- Coco Chiang – Sue Chow
- Andy On – Law Tin-tin
- Liu Kai-chi – Chief Tai
- John Shum – Eric Chow
- Ken Lo – Kwong, Wing's team member
- Asuka Higuchi – Kwong's wife
- Steven Cheung – Green-haired thief
- Kenny Kwan – Red-haired thief
- Wu Bai – Father of Frank Cheng
- Deep Ng – Rocky, Wing's team member
- Tony Ho – Chui, Wing's team member
- Timmy Hung – Tin Ming, Wing's team member
- Sammy Hung – Tin Chiu, Wing's team member
- Carl Ng – Carl, Wing's team member
- Andrew Lin – Hoi, Wing's team member
- Samuel Pang – Sam, Wing's team member
- Philip Ng – Philip, Wing's team member
- Winnie Leung – Female Hostage
- Eric Kwok – Male Hostage
- Mandy Chiang – Chui's girlfriend
- Mak Bau – Negotiator
- Ringo Chen – Tourist
- Park Huyn-jin – Disco Bouncer
- Ng Kong – Disco Bouncer
- He Jun – Disco Bouncer
- Anthony Carpio – Disco Bouncer
- Chan Tat-kwong – Disco Bouncer
- Stephen Rohn – X-Game Player
- Stephen Julien – X-Game Player
- Ho Wai-yip – Police Officer Outside Convenience Store
- Audiotraffic – Jazz Bar Band
- Victy Wong – Cop
- Zac Koo – HKCEC Police man
- Stephen Julien – X-Game Player
- Stephen Bohn – X-Game Player
- Mars (extra) (uncredited)
- Roderick Lam – Sam's subordinate
- Jason Yip – Student's father
- Nic Yan – Detention Suspect
Jackie Chan Stunt Team
- Bradley James Allan
- Paul Andreovski
- Nicky Li
- Ken Lo
- Wu Gang
- Park Hyun-jin
- He Jun
- Lee In-seob
- Han Kwan-hua
New Police Story was officially television premiered by SCTV a subsidiary of Surya Citra Media & member of Elang Mahkota Teknologi on Monday, 11 July 2005 to mark by during the 2-day SCTV celebrates its 15-year anniversary at 21:30 until 23:30 WIB/22:30 until 00:30 WITA/23:30 until 01:30 WIT to followed by Liputan 6 Malam & repeat screening on Monday, 1 January 2007 to mark by during the New Year's Day season at 22:00 until 00:00 WIB/23:00 until 01:00 WITA/00:00 until 02:00 WIT to followed by Liputan 6 Malam & finally on Monday, 23 July 2007 at 22:00 until 00:00 WIB/23:00 until 01:00 WITA/00:00 until 02:00 WIT to followed by Liputan 6 Malam, 2-years later was now officially new relaunched & new removed to LatiVi a subdisiary of Visi Media Asia on Saturday, 15 December 2007 at 01:00 until 03:00 WIB/02:00 until 04:00 WITA & On Monday, 9 February 2009 at late night it was now officially new relaunched & new removed again to RCTI & Global TV a subsidiary of Media Nusantara Citra on Friday, 14 December 2012 with Indonesian dubbed.
New Police Story opened in Hong Kong on Thursday, 23 September 2004 where it made $5,625,746 HKD in its first 3-days. It ended its run with $21 million HKD to making it the fourth highest-grossing domestic release of the year.
On Friday, 13 October 2006, the film received a limiting release in the United Kingdom. In its opening weekend the film grossed $19,332 having been shown in 16 theatres. It ranked #21 at the box office and averaged $1,208 per theatre. As of Sunday, 22 October 2006, New Police Story had grossed a total of $33,404 in its 2-week release in the United Kingdom. British film critic Jonathan Ross gave the film a fairly positive review and felt that Chan could "Still Do The Business".
- Nomination - Best Picture
- Nomination - Best Director (Benny Chan)
- Nomination - Best Actor (Jackie Chan)
- Nomination - Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Wu)
- Nomination - Best Editing (Yau Chi-wai)
- Nomination - Best Action Design (Lee Chung-chi, Jackie Chan Stunt Team)
- Nomination - Best Sound Effects (Kinson Tsang Kin-cheung)
- Nomination - Best Visual Effects (Wong Won-tak, Ho Chi-fai)
41st Annual Golden Horse Awards
- Winner - Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Wu)
- Winner - Best Action Choreography (Lee Chung-chi, Jackie Chan Stunt Team)
- Winner - Best Visual Effects (Victor Wong, Brian Ho)
- Winner - Audience Choice Award
- Nomination - Best Editing (Yau Chi-wai)
- Nomination - Best Art Direction (Wong Ching-ching, Choo Sung-pong, Oliver Wong)
- Nomination - Best Sound Effects (Tsang King-cheung)
- New Police Story at the Internet Movie Database
- New Police Story at allmovie
- New Police Story at Rotten Tomatoes
- HK Action Films review of New Police Story
- Official UK Site for New Police Story