Miracles - Jackie Chan (1989)
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Jackie Chan
Movie Details
Director Jackie Chan
Studio Tai Seng
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 2 hr 7 mins
Color Color
Directed by and starring Jackie Chan, and set in 1930s Hong Kong, Miracles is a gangster film that is equal parts comedy and action film, with a touch of melodrama thrown in for good measure. Chan stars as a young man who rescues a dying crime boss in 1930s Hong Kong. When the boss passes away, he is tapped to become the new leader. He attributes his good luck to an old rose seller and the roses he buys off of her. To pay her back for all of his good fortune, he helps her pretend to be a wealthy socialite, just as she had described herself in letters to her daughter in order to help impress her daughter's wealthy fiancé and not queer their upcoming marriage. The plot is lifted from Frank Capra's Lady for a Day (1933), which Capra remade in 1961 as Pocketful of Miracles. Of course, like all Jackie Chan films, this movie contains more--and more innovative--fight scenes than Capra could ever dream of. Two set pieces in particular are stunning: A big fight in a restaurant and the final battle in the warehouse of a rope factory. Along the way, Chan throws in a musical number inspired by Busby Berkeley and a whole lotta heart, making this a well-rounded and entertaining film, which Chan himself has allegedly referred to as his favorite. --Andy Spletzer
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396016859
Release Date 12/23/03
Subtitles French; English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Cantonese Chinese Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Mandarin Chinese Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono