GON Movie Review 4: Rumble in the Bronx

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April 6, 2013 by canadianjimbo

Guardians of the North

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Rumble in the Bronx

Released: 1995

Starring: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Francoise Yip, Bill Tung, Marc Akerstream, Garvin Cross, Kris Lord

Directed: Stanley Tong

Written: Edward Tang and Fibe Ma

 

Jackie Chan journeys to New York for his Uncle’s wedding and decides to stay a couple of weeks to help the new owner of his Uncle’s Supermarket in the Bronx. Like every other Kung Fu master Chan (called Keung here) is quiet, reserved, polite, and always willing to help which of course lands him afoul of the local street gang…at least until some gentil words and several beatings convince the gang to change their lifestyle just in time to cross paths with the murderous henchman of ultraviolet criminal White Tiger. Many beatings ensue.

Like almost all of Chan’s films story and character take a back seat to the action. The simple stories and character allow for our focus to…

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