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Who Am I?
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"I hear you didn't like 'Rush Hour'."

Jackie Chan searches for answers in Who Am I?
Year: 1998
Director: Benny Chan Muk-Sing
Cast: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak, Ed Nelson, Washington Xisolo, Al Karaki, Michael Lambert, David Leung, Ron Smoorenburg, Bradley James Allan
The Skinny: A solid outing from Jackie Chan that manages to partly redeem the mess that was Mr. Nice Guy. However, the man is clearly showing his age.
by Kozo:
     Jackie Chan returns to form in this western-style action flick that manages to contain more flashes of brilliance than Mr. Nice Guy could ever hope to hint at. Chan is a special forces commando who loses his memory on a mission in Africa. When he comes to, he finds himself a guest of an African tribe, who dub him “Who Am I” because that’s all he can say. 
     He hitches a ride off the plains with a Japanese rally team, led by perky Japanese actress Mirai Yamamoto. Once back in the big city, he finds himself the quarry of the CIA, local law enforcement, and a stubborn reporter (Michelle Ferre). And he still doesn’t know who he his. That secret is hidden in a hackneyed movie plot that features corrupt CIA officials, classified meteor fragments, and more bad acting than you can ask for. 
     Still, Jackie Chan movies are watched for the action, and the film does remarkably well in that area. Despite a tepid first half (Chan doesn’t even punch anyone in the first hour), the film picks up steam with some great action and stunts in the second half. The fighting is as imaginative and energetic as you’re going to get from the rapidly aging Chan. His co-stars come up short: Yamamoto is perky and cute, but seemingly brain-dead at times, and Ferre is cute but a horrible actress. It’s all Chan, and he comes through admirably. (
Kozo 1998)
Awards: 18th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards
• Winner - Best Action Design (Jackie Chan Stuntman Association)
• Nomination - Best Picture
• Nomination - Best Actor (Jackie Chan)
• Nomination - Best Editing (Cheung Yun-Chung, Yau Chi-Wai)
• Nomination - Best Sound Effects
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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