The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong Kong police inspector who goes rogue to bring down a drug kingpin and protect the case’s star witness (Chinese cinema legend Brigitte Lin) from retribution. Packed wall-to-wall with charmingly goofball slapstick and astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography—including an epic shopping-mall melee of flying fists and shattered glass—POLICE STORY set a new standard for rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem that would influence a generation of filmmakers from Hong Kong to Hollywood.
“It’s the joy of watching Chan, a Buster Keaton of kickboxing, hurling himself into every stunt with total commitment, astounding athleticism and oddly unflappable, shaggy-haired grace.” (Los Angeles Times)
“The likeable and graceful Chan directs, sings and performs jaw-dropping stunts. Few of his American or Austrian rivals attempt a fraction of that.” (Time Out)
Wednesday, June 5
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
Single Film Tickets $10.50 advance HERE $12.50 at the door
Why not make it a double bill with POLICE STORY 2 at 9:00 pm?
POLICE STORY 2
9:00 pm *Apx. start time.
Double Bill tickets $14 advance HERE | $16 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes good for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
Jackie Chan followed up the massive success of POLICE STORY with an even bigger box-office hit. Having been demoted to a lowly traffic cop for his, ahem, unorthodox policing methods, Chan’s go-it-alone officer Ka-Kui quits the force in protest. But it isn’t long before he’s back in action, racing the clock to stop a band of serial bombers and win back his much-put-upon girlfriend May (the phenomenal Maggie Cheung, reprising her star-making role). Boasting epic explosions, an awesomely 1980s electro soundtrack, and a showstopping finale—which turns an abandoned warehouse into a life-size pinball machine of cascading oil drums, collapsing scaffolds, and shooting fireworks—Police Story 2 confirmed Chan’s status as a performer of unparalleled grace and daring.
POLICE STORY (Jackie Chan, 1985 / 101 mins / 14A / English subs) A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
POLICE STORY 2 (Jackie Chan, 1988 / 122 mins / 14A / English subs) In this crime drama, set in Hong Kong, police officers begin a city-wide search for a psychotic killer. Along the way, they must also deal with their own personal and professional issues.