Who Am I? - Jackie Chan (1998)
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Jackie Chan
Michelle Ferre
Mirai Yamamoto
Movie Details
Director Jackie Chan; Benny Chan
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 48 mins
Color Color
Shot in English and budgeted higher than any of his previous Asian features, Jackie Chan's last film under his Hong Kong contract is an action-packed globe-trotting adventure shot with the American audience in mind. The spies and secret agent-laden plot is packed with car chases, explosions, gunfire aplenty, and of course Jackie's own brand of gymnastic martial arts. But the flood of his older films between his hits Rumble in the Bronx and Rush Hour had sated American viewers and Who Am I? wound up being sold directly to cable. It's our loss, for this mix of goofy slapstick and jaw-dropping action is his most impressive film since Drunken Master II. Playing a special forces agent (named, naturally, Jackie) struck with amnesia and adopted by an African bush tribe following a failed assassination attempt, he embarks on a quest to discover his true identity while armies of killers pour after him. After an explosive opening, the story gets momentarily bogged down in the kind of mugging humor that leaves most American audiences scratching their heads, but once Jackie kicks into gear the film is a high-speed action flurry that culminates in a furious battle atop a Rotterdam skyscraper. Jackie is at his most charmingly naive (he berates the villains, pleading "Why do you want to destroy when you can make things better?") and athletically impressive: the marvelous stunts--including a flight down the side of the skyscraper--and fight choreography make Rush Hour look like a Sunday drive. --Sean Axmaker
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My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 375
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396027176
Chapters 28
Release Date 2/2/99
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo