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This 1992 film is a live-action version of a popular Japanese comic book and animated series, transformed into a vehicle for international action hero [[Performer~P84650~Jackie Chan~jackiechan]]. Ryu Saeba ([[Performer~P84650~Chan~jackiechan]]), a womanizing private detective, is hired to find the runaway daughter of a wealthy businessman. Ryu's pursuit of the girl leads him to a cruise ship. Through coincidence, and a plot device borrowed from [[Feature~V13728~Die Hard~diehard]], the ocean liner is hijacked, leaving Ryu to contend with the hostage takers as well as the elusive daughter. The action is satisfying, but standard fare for [[Performer~P84650~Chan~jackiechan]], highlighted by a scene in which an onscreen battle between [[Performer~P41139~Bruce Lee~brucelee]] and [[Performer~P89~Kareem Abdul-Jabar~kareemabduljabbar]] from the film [[Feature~V19168~Game of Death~thegameofdeath]] plays on a movie screen in the background, while [[Performer~P84650~Chan~jackiechan]] and his opponents mimic the fight in the foreground. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi

  • Release date:January 16, 1993
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