PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime
A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry, and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Because of the mess they left behind (from the demolished house), the production company was barred permanently from ever filming in that part of Australia again.
Near the beginning of the film when Tina is taken to the "guest house", there is a tire screeching sound as two cars drive away, but they are driving on dirt.
The last scene shown in the opening credits, following the director's credit for Sammo Kam-Bo Hung is a quick shot from later in the film of Sammo Hung, as the angry biker, beating someone up.
New Line Cinema made numerous changes to the film, including removal of footage, re-dubbing some characters, and changing the soundtrack to be more fast-paced and upbeat. The cooking show scene appears first in the New Line Cinema version, whilst others (Hong Kong and Japanese versions) begin with Giancarlo. Footage removed from New Line Cinema's version (in comparison to Hong Kong and Japanese versions):
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
$5,442,468 (USA) (22 March 1998)
$12,674,183 (USA) (7 June 1998)