Police Story is regarded by critics and fans alike as the apex of Jackie Chan’s celebrated career. Breaking new ground with its breathtaking fights and stunt sequences, it very quickly became a standard-bearer for Hong Kong cinema all over the world.
Featuring a top-notch cast which includes multi-award winning actresses Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung, director Chan combines a compelling storyline of an honest cop on the run from a false murder charge with dynamic visuals and full-blooded fight action which is electrified with emotional underscoring.
The price of excellence was high, with many of Jackie’s stunt team being seriously injured during filming. The opening bus sequence alone sent four stunt players to hospital for a long term vacation and Jackie has been unable to get insurance coverage for any of his Hong Kong projects since.