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POLICE STORY 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap)

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POLICE STORY 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap)

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Jackie Chan followed up the massive success of POLICE STORY with an even bigger box-office hit. Having been demoted to a lowly traffic cop for his unorthodox policing methods, Chan’s go-it-alone officer Ka-Kui quits the force in protest. But it isn’t long before he’s back in action, racing the clock to stop a band of serial bombers and win back his much-put-upon girlfriend May (the phenomenal Maggie Cheung, reprising her star-making role).

Boasting epic explosions, a ‘totally 80s’ electro soundtrack, and a show-stopping finale—which turns an abandoned warehouse into a life-size pinball machine of cascading oil drums, collapsing scaffolds, and shooting fireworks—POLICE STORY 2 confirmed Chan’s status as a performer of unparalleled grace and daring.

NotePOLICE STORY 1 & 2: Double Feature on Thu, Mar 21 at 7:00pm.

“POLICE STORY 2 shares all the benefits of the original, and is actually stripped of some of its faults, thus resulting in one of the best films of Jackie Chan’s career. ” —Panos Kotzathanasis, AsianMoviePulse.com

“Chan’s work...crosses into a sublime, Buster Keaton-like territory, as it’s not just a sense of veritas when it comes to stunts that set POLICE STORY and POLICE STORY 2 apart. His impeccable sense for how to stage a sequence extends to simple conversations, and the films are built around what’s possible in terms of action, rather than filling in action to support the plot…The lengths he goes to in order to impress and entertain extend beyond what we see on screen…makes him a rarity, and the POLICE STORY films the pinnacle of his career.” —Karen Han, Polygon

“[A]t a time when action cinema has generally tossed out clever choreography in favor of pummeling overkill, they are reminders of what an action star can be when he shows that anyone can throw a punch but few can make it funny.” —Chris Barsanti, PopMatters

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