PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
According to his autobiography "I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action" during the making of this film Jackie was kidnapped by Triad gangsters working on behalf of his former employer Wei Lo. They and Lo forced Chan into working on a new film for him which Jackie sarcastically called "Action Movie: A Feature Film". Eventually Jackie's manager Willie Chan learned of this and got the upper management of Golden Harvest Pictures involved. Golden Harvest shipped Jackie out of Hong Kong for nearly a year for his own protection. He couldn't attend this film's premiere and had to find out it's box office results from telegrams. As a result both Battle Creek Brawl (1980) and The Cannonball Run (1981) were made while Jackie was living in exile as the Triad backed negotiations over his contract between Golden Harvest and Lo took place.
While the "mythical" three hour cut of the film has not surfaced (as far we know), there is a rare Taiwanese video released by a company named Vidi Video which features a Mandarin-dubbed workprint cut of the film. This version runs at about 104 minutes, and while it is shorter than the 106 minute Hong Kong cut, it features over five minutes of extra footage, ranging from a few seconds to minutes:
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