Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)
Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol) (1983)

Jackie Chan directs himself and fellow martial arts superstar Sammo Hung in the action film Jackie Chan's Project A. Chan plays a 19th century Coast Guard office who must defend Hong Kong's borders from a variety of smugglers and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 22, 1983
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Famous for the scene in which the acrobatic Chan, cornered by pirates, is left hanging by a clock's minute hand, this is a rumbustiously entertaining caper set in Hong Kong at the turn of the century.

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Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

The chance to see Jackie and his team at the peak of their powers and the absence of a Chris Tucker or Owen Wilson.

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Christopher Null

Shot before Chan had broken every bone in his body twice, the spry Chan had such agility and quickness it's truly frightening to watch.


Considered by many to be Chan's best picture, this action-comedy-adventure successfully mixes elements of Bruce Lee and Buster Keaton.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

There is not much difference between this film and most of Chan's other early films. There are the typical amazing stunts, comical situations and super thin plot.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Terrific Jackie Chan outing.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This one has even less use for plot than Armour of God, and displays much more intricately choreographed slapstick, demonstrating that Chan sees himself as much a physical comedian as a martial arts action star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
My hat off to the good ol glory days of Jackie and the HK film industry. Before Nicholas Tse and other assorted of canto-pop kids were doing their crappy films… More
Dean McKenna
Jackie Chan's the best fast, furious and non-stop action and team-up with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. The three greatest Hong Kong action legends were… More
Aliyanto Latip
Funny & creative collaboration of the trio - JC, SH, YB!
Khris N
Classic! A jackie chan gem - the clock tower fall was one of a kind!!!
xGary Xx
Period martial arts fun that unites Jackie Chan with a slim-line Sammo Hung, battling pirates and corrupt policemen in 19th century Hong Kong. The usual… More
Caesar Mendez
Jackie Chan is no doubt the king of action/comedy movies and Project A is a perfect example of the action/comedy genre. It's a Jackie Chan movie, so the… More