The Accidental Spy

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Overview

Jackie Chan tones down the martial arts action but turns up the international espionage in this globe-trotting adventure. Buck Yuen Jackie Chan is a sporting goods salesman from Hong Kong who daydreams of living the exciting and dangerous life of an international spy. One day, Buck makes the news after he accidentally stops a gang of bank robbers from getting away with the loot, and his brief moment of celebrity attracts the attention of Many Liu Eric Tsang, a low-rent private detective who's looking for help ...
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Overview

Jackie Chan tones down the martial arts action but turns up the international espionage in this globe-trotting adventure. Buck Yuen Jackie Chan is a sporting goods salesman from Hong Kong who daydreams of living the exciting and dangerous life of an international spy. One day, Buck makes the news after he accidentally stops a gang of bank robbers from getting away with the loot, and his brief moment of celebrity attracts the attention of Many Liu Eric Tsang, a low-rent private detective who's looking for help with a missing person's case. One of Many's clients is looking for his long-lost son, and Many thinks Buck is just the guy to help track him down. Buck signs on, and is sent to Korea, where he meets a mysterious man named Mr. Park; Buck doesn't think he's the man Many wants, but he wonders if he might be his own father, who disappeared when he was a child. Buck makes the acquaintance of Carmen Kim Min-jeong, an attractive journalist who tips off Buck that Mr. Park is actually an infamous North Korean espionage agent; Buck confronts Mr. Park, who has suddenly fallen ill, and Park on his deathbed tells Buck a riddle that, if properly decoded, could lead him to a great fortune. As Buck and Carmen try to unravel the mystery of Mr. Park's final words, their adventures lead them to Istanbul, where the fate of millions is suddenly put into Buck's hands when he discovers a deadly biological weapon coveted by Mr. Zen Wu Hsing-kuo, a ruthless Chinese crime boss. One of Jackie Chan's most lavish Hong Kong-based vehicles, Takmo Mai Sing was a massive commercial success there, where it did impressive business opening on the Chinese New Year.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
In this lavishly appointed, highly entertaining Hong Kong-made thriller, Jackie Chan adopts a more serious tone than he’s displayed in such Hollywood spectaculars as Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon. He plays Buck Chen, a bumbling fitness-equipment salesman who also happens to be a kung fu master. Believed by private eye Manny Liu Eric Tsang to be the long-lost son of a terminally ill North Korean spy, Jackie agrees to visit the dying man -- and is embroiled in a covert plot to acquire a deadly strain of anthrax. Korean-American actress Kim Min Jeong costars as a reporter who helps Buck, and Taiwanese star Vivian Hsu turns up as a young woman victimized by the movie’s terrorist villain Hsing Kuo. Accidental Spy’s plot, not surprisingly, is little more than a thread on which to string numerous action sequences showing Jackie at his high-flying best. Comedy is not entirely overlooked, of course, and director Teddy Chan adroitly blends humor with drama. In one uproarious set piece, for example, a buck-naked Jackie fights off a gang of thugs while trying to maintain his modesty. But the exhilarating climax reverts to the deadly serious as Jackie finds himself trapped on a flaming gasoline tanker truck. A high-spirited, stunt-laden return to form for the world’s most popular action star, Accidental Spy shows the inimitable Jackie Chan doing what he does best -- and it’s a welcome sight.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • EAN: 4897005031674
  • Original Release: 2001
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  • Source: Kam
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 89,682

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Chan Buck Yuen
Eric Tsang Many Liu
Vivian Hsu
Wu Hsing-Kuo Mr. Zen
Kim Min Jeong
Alfred Cheung Cheung
Technical Credits
Teddy Chan Director
David Chan Executive Producer
Jackie Chan Executive Producer, Producer
Shirley Chan Costumes/Costume Designer
Kwong Chi-Leung Editor
Raymond Chow Producer
Stephen Chu Executive Producer
Ivy Ho Screenwriter
Peter Kam Score Composer
Stephen Tung Wei Action Director
Wong Wing-Hang Cinematographer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JACKIE CHAN SHOWS HIS SEXY SIDE!

    Jackie Chan is a pleasure to watch in The Accidental Spy. Jackie is not all punch, kick and jab in this movie, he proves that his talent runs much deeper than that! The relationship he forms with the female victim in the movie is touching. His performance is heroic and very sexy! Chan's charachter posseses a natural honest quality that lets you know he will do the right thing, in spite of all obstacles. It is refreshing to see that the wonderful comical side of Jackie Chan has not been forgotten in this movie. If you are looking for action, mystery, romance and comedy all perfectly mixed together, you can't go wrong with The Accidental Spy!

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