- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 3, 2011
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Michelle Khan &
Hon Yee San,
Sze Tsuen Wai &
USA Today - 07/26/1996
"...[Chan] has the hangdog insouciance of the early Dustin Hoffman..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/26/1996
"...Fresh and exhilarating....When Chan, with his sunny personality, tilts at life's comic absurdities, he's doing what Buster Keaton or Laurel and Hardy did long ago..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/26/1996
"...Characteristically crowd-pleasing....When Jackie Chan is on the case, it's best to stand clear and let him do his thing..."
Total Film - 03/01/2001
"...A fast-moving martial arts flick....SUPERCOP delivers action and laughs in equal measure..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/16/2009
"[A] gem....[The film] showcases Chan's studied yet improvisational physical brilliance." -- Grade:B+
Director Stanley Tong's wildly successful collaboration with international action hero Jackie Chan gets off to a flying start in SUPERCOP, the story of an affable, tenacious, and unstoppable Hong Kong cop's quest to bring down the biggest drug syndicate in the Pacific Rim. Kevin Chan (Chan) and a stunningly beautiful female police officer from mainland China, Hanna Yang (Michelle Khan), pose as brother and sister to infiltrate the crooked operation and once there unleash their spectacular arsenal of high-kicking, bone-rattling kung fu.
Chan, whose irresistible onscreen persona suggests a hybrid cinematic reincarnation of Buster Keaton and Bruce Lee, was already the biggest box-office draw in the world when SUPERCOP (originally produced in 1992) gained a U.S. theatrical release in 1996. The film displays Chan's dual mastery of physical comedy and martial arts while also (in outtakes shown behind the closing credits) showcasing his notorious predilection for handling his own stunts. Chan's daredevil approach was shared in the film by his breathtaking costar, Khan, also known as Michelle Yeoh, a former Miss Malaysia who would go on to solidify her reputation as a peerless action star in her own right with the stupendous critical and popular success of the 1999 film CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.
An easygoing cop is assigned to bring down an international drug cartel.
Organized Crime |
Prison / Prisoners |
Theatrical Release |
- Released theatrically in the USA July 26, 1996.
- A Golden Way production.
- Additional cast: Tsang Kong (Big Brother Wei), Tung Biao, Koo Kei-Wah.
- Additional credits: Cheunng Yaeo-Chung, Cheung Kai Fei (editors) and Lee Chun Shing (music).
- This film was released theatrically in Hong Kong in 1992, with a slightly longer running time of 93 minutes. Also, the name of Jackie Chan's character was Chen Chia-chu.