The Accidental Spy

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Chan's annual HK movie is now as formalised as his annual Hollywood movie. He plays a fallible loner (no sidekick, no romance) caught up in conspiracies which take him abroad and require him to communicate in at least three languages. In this one he's Buck Yuen, a salesman suddenly tagged as the long-lost son of a dying Korean spy. He goes to Turkey in search of his inheritance and finds himself fighting off angry Turks, CIA agents and the sinister Mr Zen (Wu) for control of a bio-warfare sample of Anthrax II. Along the way he rescues a junkie floozie (Hsu), saves the life of the odd kid and drives a burning oil tanker away from built-up areas. Essentially routine, but Chan still does funnier fights and better stunts than anyone. This time they include his longest ever nude scene, fleeing from murderous thugs through a crowded indoor market in Istanbul. The coda threatens a new franchise.

By: TR


Release details

108 mins

Cast and crew

Teddy Chen
Ivy Ho
Jackie Chan
Eric Tsang
Vivian Hsu
Kim Min-Jeong
Wu Hsing-Kuo
Alfred Cheung
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