Police Story 2


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Police Story 2
Ging Chaat Goo Si Juk Jaap | Jackie Chan, 1988
Hong Kong | Cantonese with English Subtitles | Format: 35mm | 101 minutes

As dark and sobering as Police Story 1 was light and playful, this sequel is all about the consequences of action. Chan begins the film demoted to traffic duty after his mall-destroying misadventures in Part One. He finds himself unable to protect his girlfriend (Maggie Cheung) from danger, he can’t track down the bad guys to fight them, and his archenemies are more interested in their cancer treatments than in revenge. The spectacular stunts and killer set-pieces are still there—including a climactic duel with a deaf-mute bomber set in a fireworks-laced warehouse—but Police Story 2 feels more like a deconstruction of the cop thriller than anything else Chan’s ever made.

Photos: CFG Corp/JCE Ent/The Kobal Collection 

Series: The Jackie Chan Experience

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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