Police Story is a 1985 Hong Kong actioncrime film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also stars in the lead role. It is the first of the Police Story series featuring Chan as Hong Kong police detective "Kevin" Chan Ka-Kui, starring alongside Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung. Chan began work on the film after a disappointing experience working with the director James Glickenhaus on The Protector, which was intended to be his entry into the American film market.
The Royal Hong Kong Police Force is planning a major undercover sting to arrest crime lord Chu Tao (Chor Yuen). Inspector Chan Ka-Kui (or Kevin Chan in some versions) is part of the operation, along with undercover officers stationed in a shanty town. However, the criminals spot the officers and the shootout ensues between the two groups in which civilians either flee the town or caught in the crossfire as a result of the gunfight. Chu Tao and his men successfully flee in their car by driving through the town but crashes it immediately after going downhill and escapes on foot. Ka-Kui persists in his chase on foot as Chu Tao and his men attempt to escape in a double-decker bus. Ka-Kui manages to get in front of the bus and bring it to a halt by threatening to shoot the driver with his service revolver.
|award||Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film|
|director||Chi-Hwa Chen Jackie Chan|
|genre||action comedy crime|
|keywords||attack attempt to escape beat birthday party break in bumble chan ka-kui civilian crime lord criminal double-decker bus drive fight hong kong police force kill lingerie monitor pistol plan police force police inspector police officer record revolver royal hong kong police force shanty town shootout shopping mall sleep undercover undercover operation|
|musicBy||J. Peter Robinson|
|producer||Leonard Ho Raymond Chow|
|productionCompany||Golden Way Films Ltd.|
|publisher||Media Asia Entertainment Group Orange Sky Golden Harvest|
|theme||action comedy crime crime comedy police procedural|