“Project A” ( Chinese trad. A 計劃 ) is a 1983 Hong Kong movie starring Jackie Chan .
|whale. trad. A 計劃 , yale : A Gai 3 Waak 6 |
English Project a
|Genre||action movie |
|Jackie Chan |
|In the main|
|Jackie Chan |
|Film company||Golden harvest |
Authority Films Ltd.
|Duration||118 min |
|Fees||19 323 824 HK $ |
|A country||Hong Kong|
|Next movie||Project A: Part 2|
- 1 plot
- 2 Cast
- 3 Perception
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 notes
- 6 References
Hong Kong at the beginning of the 20th century. Sergeant Ma Yulong is an employee of the Hong Kong Maritime Police, whose task is to fight pirates robbing ships for several months. People from the Hong Kong police and the Naval Police are starting a fight at a bar. Shortly thereafter, Captain Chikh passes all the sailors to their commander, and two ships of the Marine Police take off into the air.
Bandits Jong Sam and Chow Winlin have a meeting at the club to discuss their escape to Vietnam. When leaving, Chung meets one of the pirates, and together they laugh at the sabotage of the ships of the Naval Police. During the conversation, the pirate reports that his boss, Luo Sampau, wants to get a hundred police rifles.
Ma Yulong and his squad are forced to become regular Hong Kong police officers due to a shortage of ships at the Naval Police. They are undergoing training with the police under the supervision of Captain Chhik Hong Thinchkhi's nephew. After the police received information that Jong Sam at the club, Yulong and Tkhinchi went to arrest him, after which they were forced to fight with the bandits. Tired of police corruption, Yulong drags herself out and asks Thinchi to take a loan. Yulong quits Hong Kong police.
Chok Yatfei meets Yulun on the street. During the conversation, Yatfei says that someone in the police is selling rifles. Yatfei claims that all he needs is a weapon, and Yulong can seize the traitor. At night, they break the arms deal between the army and the police captain. Faced with water and escaping with weapons, Yatfei hides his rifles and marks them with a red flag. Later, he tries to sell weapons to bandits and pirates, but Yulun intervenes by rearranging the flags to other positions.
Tearing down Yatfei’s weapons plan, Yulong talks with Admiral Vinnie’s daughter. He learns that the captain was not involved in the transfer of Sampau rifles: he bought rifles from the army to arm his people. Overheard, Yatfei quarrels with Yulun. The bandits came, so Yatfei told them that Yulong was to blame for the disappearance of the rifles. Yulun escapes from Vinnie. The police arrest Yulun, but then release them after catching the bandits.
After the loss of rifles, pirates take people hostage on the ship, including Rear Admiral. The Colonel is talking with Chau Winglin, whom Yulong is eavesdropping. Winlin offers to exchange hostages for weapons. Vinlin tells the colonel that this will "speed things up significantly," and the colonel gives his consent. After Vinlin’s departure, Yulun assures the colonel that bandits and pirates will never be afraid of the law if the police are corrupt. By agreeing that Yulong would take full responsibility for the hostage rescue mission, the colonel is reinstating the Naval Police.
Vinlin is taken by the police; they beat him until he tells Yulun and Thinchi how to get to Sampau. Yulun, posing as Vinlin, gets on board the ship, in the shelter of Sampau. Yatfei sneaks aboard and pretends to be a pirate. After long work undercover, reinforcements arrive, and a fight begins in the pirate's den. Yulun, Thinchi and Yatfei enter hand-to-hand combat with Sampau, and eventually kill the leader with a grenade.
- Jackie Chan - Dragon Ma Yulong, Sergeant of the Naval Police
- Sammo Hung - Chok Yatfei
- Yuan Biao - Inspector Hong Thinchi
- - Luo Sampau, leader of the pirates
- - Winnie Chhik
- - Coast Guard Police Officer
- - Coast Guard Police Officer
- - captain Chhik
- - Lieutenant Seck
- - Chow Winlin
- - Lei Chokau
- - Chun Sam
Project A as a whole was warmly received by film critics. In his annual lecture book, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, Leonard Maltin rated the film 3 stars out of 4. The film was praised by the Los Angeles Times  .
On the Rotten Tomatoes website , the film has a 82% rating based on 11 reviews and a rating of 6.8 out of 10  .
Awards and nominations
21st Golden Horse Film Festival (1984) 
4th Hong Kong Film Awards 
- Film profile (Chinese) at the base of the Gokong Film Archive under the Department of Culture and Leisure of the Hong Kong Government.
- Thomas, Kevin . Chan Combines Slapstick, Martial Arts in 'Project A' , The Los Angeles Times (March 21, 1994).
- Project A. Rotten Tomatoes .
- Nominees and Laureates of the 1984 Award (China) on the official website of the Golden Horse Film Festival and Award.
- Nominees and laureates of the 4th Film Prize (China) on the official website of the Hong Kong Film Prize .