Meltdown

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Publisher:
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,
Pub. Date:
2001.
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Language:
English
Description
This action parody is a Die Hard clone with an interesting twist. Kit (Jet Li) leaves the police force after the death of his family at the hands of a terrorist named "The Doctor." Kit becomes the bodyguard for Frankie (Jacky Cheung), a movie star who is famous for supposedly doing his own daring stuntwork. Frankie, a shameless send-up of action superstar Jackie Chan, turns out to be a drunken womanizer whose martial arts skills have waned; Kit secretly performs all of the actor's stunts. Frankie attends a gala event at a high-rise hotel when the Doctor shows up and takes hostages. While Frankie runs short of courage, it's up to Kit to confront his nemesis. Jet Li, whose serious action performances have often been contrasted to Jackie Chan's slapstick antics, is a perfect choice to play the "real thing" opposite Cheung's outrageous Chan caricature. It should be noted that the film's sharp jabs at Chan's onscreen credibility are funny and audacious, but also highly inaccurate. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 6f669b94-1c50-a15a-6613-92182ea2cf69
Grouping Title meltdown
Grouping Author upland films corporation limited
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-17 01:39:46AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-22 04:45:47AM

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auth_author2 Ching, Yau Skuk., Jing, Wong., Kwan, Catherine., Lam, Angie, 1965-, Lau, Tom., Li, Jet, 1963-, Shelter, Rueben., Tegelman, Jussi., Yang, Caini, 1974-, Yang, Dengkui., Zhang, Xueyou.
author2-role Ching, Yau Skuk., Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), Golden Sun Entertainment (Firm), Jing, Wong., Kwan, Catherine., Lam, Angie,1965-, Lau, Tom., Li, Jet,1963-, Shelter, Rueben., Tegelman, Jussi., Upland Films Corporation Limited., Wong Jing's Workshop Limited., Yang, Caini,1974-, Yang, Dengkui., Zhang, Xueyou.
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display_description After failing to save his wife from an explosion, Kit takes on the job as a bodyguard for a famous actor. Kit is forced to face his past when the man responsible for his wife's death attemps to steal the Crown Jewels of Russia. With only his bare hands, Kit must protect the actor and others who were taken hostage. Kit seeks his own revenge on the man responsible.
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subject_facet Drama, Feature films, Martial arts films, Revenge -- Drama, Theft -- Drama, Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Meltdown
title_full Meltdown [videorecording] / Upland Films Corporate, Wong Jing's Workshop Limited, Golden Sun Entertainment ; producers, Yang Teng Kuei, Catherine Kwan ; written and directed by Wong Jing
title_short Meltdown
topic_facet Revenge, Theft
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