High Risk, also known in the United States as Meltdown, is a 1995 Hong Kong action comedy film written, produced and directed by Wong Jing and starring Jet Li, Jacky Cheung, Chingmy Yau, Charlie Yeung, Yang Chung-hsien, Billy Chow, Kelvin Wong and Valerie Chow. Corey Yuen serves as the film's fight choreographer. This was Kelvin Wong's final film appearance, who retired from acting, until his death 15 years later of liver cancer.
Kit Li, a cop on the Hong Kong Police bomb squad, responds to a call at a local school, where a terrorist group led by an individual calling himself "The Doctor" has taken a school bus hostage. He soon discovers his wife and son are on board the explosives-rigged bus. Kit sends a subordinate to disarm the bomb, but matters are complicated due to the intricate setup of the bomb, which eventually explodes, killing everyone on the bus, including Kit's family. In the aftermath, Kit leaves the force and serves as a stunt double for martial arts action star Frankie Lone. However, Helen, a tabloid reporter, films one of his stunts and thus discovers Lone's duplicity, using it to boost her show's ratings.
|director||Corey Yuen Wong Jing|
|keywords||ambush beat bomb bomb squad build bus bombing catchphrase damsel in distress desk sergeant drive force gang member hotel manager injured kill land obsess poison police custody police station rat school bus snake venom stunt double tabloid reporter terrorist group wrap party|
|productionCompany||Wong Jing's Workshop Limited|
|publisher||Upland Films Corporation Limited|
|theme||action comedy martial arts slapstick|