Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

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A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.


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Director:

Stanley Tong

Writers:

Edward Tang, Fibe Ma

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6 September 2009 | thesar-2
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| The Streets of San Bronx
I'd guess you'd have to call 'Rumble in the Bronx' an extreme example of a guilty pleasure. Though back in the 1990s, it was not my first introduction to Jackie Chan (the inferior 'Supercop' was) it was the one that got me hooked on his work. All the way through this viewing – the first in many years, the word "silly" kept popping up in my mind. It's dialogue, acting, stereotypes and shoddy cop work was so hilariously bad, I could only think this had to be written by someone who's only contact with the U.S.A. involves watching old 1970s cop hour-long dramas. And while some scenes were actually funny (SEE: the wrench threat) some were downright unintentionally funny (SEE: the toddler-toss and the entire closing on the golf course.) Leaving all that negative behind, it was an extreme joy watching Chan perform his own stunts in many, many inventive ways while simultaneously creating a very human and good-hearted character. The stunts were simply amazing and if one were to watch today for the first time, they need to know: he did them all himself, without a green screens, cables, etc. As arrogant as Chan is – I've read his biography, it's dripping with arrogance, he does have great gifts in originality, showmanship, pride in his work and making sure he never uses traditional American trickery/stunts. (This changes later in his work, when he was forced and got older, but this work and ones around it were all pure Chan.) Synopsis: Good-natured nephew Chan visits NYC and gets thrown in extraordinary circumstances: fighting both gangs and mob bosses while helping 2 women, his Uncle and a handicapped child. All that's irrelevant; what matters is once the action starts, it never lets up. And with an open-mind, what a fun rumble you'll have.

Side Note: Wow.. not only was it painful for all the actors to get hurt during production (not to mention the roughly 16 dozen vehicles) it was also gut wrenching to watch the closing credits that showed mostly the unintentional crashes, broken bones, etc. You really have to hand it to the devotion of the crew, cast and Chan. Definitely Chan. My comments about his arrogance does not mean I don't admire the man, especially his extremely poor and underprivileged beginnings to the entertainer he became. He's one of the very few actors/action stars that no matter how incredibly silly his movies look to me – it has to be a culture thing, it's always a rush to see how long his fight scenes last, how inventive he becomes and simply how exciting they are.

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Trivia

Jackie Chan had to pull himself out from Don't Give a Damn (1995) to be in this movie.


Quotes

Ah Keung: Stop! Police! Police! Don't move! I shoot you! Don't move!


Goofs

The hovercraft's windows reappear after being shot out.


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Outtakes of the stunts performed, the stunts that went wrong, the injuries and funny scenes.


Alternate Versions

For the international release, New Line Cinema made numerous changes, including to the script, the removal of over twenty minutes of footage, re-dubbing the mainly sync-sound dialogue, featuring English and Cantonese, almost all into English, and a new music score. The Hong Kong version opens with Keung leaving the airport. The New Line Cinema version runs the opening credits over footage of his plane arriving in New York. Footage that doesn't appear in the New Line Cinema version:

  • Some conversation between Keung and Uncle Bill in the car.
  • Some shots of Keung making funny gestures at the mirror, unaware that Elaine is watching from behind it.
  • As Elaine is shown around the store, two local punks appear, then extort some money before helping themselves to some things beside the cash register.
  • Some shots during the bike race.
  • Some shots of Keung shouting Uncle Bill to open the door.
  • Conversation between Keung and Elaine at Uncle Bill's wedding is a little longer.
  • The wedding duet from 'Princess Chang Ping', by Uncle Bill and Whitney.
  • Some shots of Keung exercising in the apartment.
  • Some shots from the first scene of the gang stealing from the store, including Keung observing from behind glass.
  • After Keung fends off the gang at the market, he delivers a lecture on Chinese Martial Arts. Elaine couldn't understand it, and therefore, wasn't able translate to the Western store workers.
  • Some shots of Elaine closing the store with Keung's assistance.
  • Some shots when the gang ambush Keung at night.
  • After the scene in which Keung wakes up, he goes to the market, but is met with a cold reception from Elaine. The two extortionists return, but Keung confronts and scares them off. The biker gang re-appear at the store, Keung then quickly leaves to call the police. As he confronts them, the police arrive, prompting the gang to disperse. Keung leaves after trying to tend to a shaken Elaine, who is then helped by a store employee.
  • Some shots of the gang chasing Keung during the day.
  • Some of the conversation between Keung and Danny in the apartment.
  • The same extortionists return to the market and Elaine tries, in vain, to scare them away with a mean look, but is attacked.
  • A frustrated officer tells another, who is smoking a cigar, to "take that piece of dog crap out of your mouth."
  • Elaine shows the market to prospectus buyers.
  • A shot of police observing Angelo as he tries to retrieve the diamonds.
  • Whilst questioned at the apartment, one of the suited men asks Keung if he has seen any diamonds.
  • Some shots when Keung and Nancy are together at night.
  • Some shots when the gang raid the store in retaliation for Nancy and Keung's actions.
  • Some shots when men in suits have two gang members captive.
  • A scene in which Keung and Nancy arrive at the apartment, but Elaine emerges, expressing disdain towards him for what has happened.
  • Some shots of Keung, Nancy and Elaine at the ruined market.
  • Some shots of the fight at the clubhouse.
  • The impassioned speech by Keung to the gang is a little longer.
  • Some shots when the men in suits are at the apartment to retrieve the diamonds.
  • Some shots at the newly-refurbished market.
  • Some shots when Keung is interrogated in the boathouse.
  • Some shots with Keung and the police after escaping from the boathouse.
  • Several shots of the hovercraft and its pursuit.
  • Some shots of White Tiger being chased.
Footage that appears only in the New Line Cinema version:
  • Nancy and Keung outside the nightclub, escaping from the gang.
  • White Tiger receives a telephone call whilst playing golf.


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You Are The One
Written by Tim Dang and
Nathan Wang
Performed by Carrie Cain-Sparks

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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