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Jackie Chan's Craziest Moments
The most insane stunts of the martial arts legend
Though his role in this week's kid-friendly The Spy Next Door might seem a little tame for Jackie Chan, it does allow us an opportunity to look back at the more utterly unbelievable stuff he's done in his career before The Karate Kid remake lands in July. Hang off a speeding bus with an umbrella? Check. Dive 100 feet into an icy lake? Check. Skydive onto a hot air balloon? Check. You name it, Jackie's probably done it - and without using a stunt double for the most part, to boot...

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Jackie Chan's Craziest Moments
Dragon Lord (1982)
The Shuttlecock Football Scene

Though elsewhere in this self-directed martial arts marathon Jackie managed to severely damage his jaw, even preventing him from speaking and, um, acting, the scene that really takes the cinematic biscuit is this shuttlecock football match. Requiring a record-breaking 2900 takes to complete, it sees ten members of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team kicking a small feathered ball around a pitch in a game of football that'll actually leave you breathless. That's right, Ronaldo, you've got nothing on this. You heard.





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1 Legendary Living Hero
Posted on Monday March 22, 2010, 09:25 by balabharathy
you want u see real fight or stunts, go to movie cast jackeie chan Read More

2 snake in the eagles shadow
Posted on Sunday March 21, 2010, 22:33 by reinhardt76
where for art thou? Read More

3 RE: A good list but..
Posted on Sunday March 21, 2010, 13:28 by rich
Yeah his book is very good, and YES to this scene (although I think video is a US cut and has bits missing): www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV3awMCjC6Y:D] Read More

4 A good list but..
Posted on Saturday March 20, 2010, 12:21 by Dynamite_Dee
What about the wind tunnel fight sequence from Operation Condor? Another one I would list is the 7 Drunken Immortals fight at the end of Drunken Master. I would definitely recommend his book, it is fascinating, and at the end he lists all his movies, his injuries and most dangerous stunts. Jackie Chan is a living legend, he makes Chuck Norris and even Bruce Lee (who Jackie did stunts for) look like wusses. Read More

5 Nicely done Empire
Posted on Saturday March 20, 2010, 09:02 by timkenyon
A lovely collection and truly worthy of including. However, there were some notable absences as already cited in the list - and I think including CG/wire moments kind of undermines Jackie's earlier work. Mind you - if I was his age with his number of injuries I'd use a fricking wire too. A true comic genius and genuine hard working bloke. Read More

6 A genuine star- true professional
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 19:33 by captainamazing
I always knew he was great,but this really puts things in perspective. Just went and tracked down the book you mentioned on ebay! Read More

7
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 19:03 by D.J
The 70ft shopping mall pole slide in Police Story is one of the greatest stunts i have ever seen. Read More

8 WTF? are they wired?
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 15:35 by doctorloo
Not even Neo could do that moves!!!! Read More

9 Rom Coms need more fight scenes
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 14:50 by digvoldon
Just looking at that bit from goergeous, i dont even get the context but its still awesome & better than the fight scenes from a lot of straight action movies in recent years & it's from a rom com (Shame about the music which sounds like something from a super nintendo boss battle). It's got me thinking what if they had recast You've got mail with Jet Li in the Tom Hanks part & Donnie Yen instead of Greg Kinnear. Cue awesome bookshop smackdown. Read More

10 Shanghai
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 13:47 by beebs_
Thanks for that list. Jackie's the man. Nice to see that scene from Shanghai Knights again. I do love those Shanghai films. Better than the Rush Hour ones. He should have done another Shanghai film not another bloody Rush Hour! Read More

11
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 12:53 by PhilipBarowik
Aren't these just copying James The Nintendo nerds list Read More

12 no Rumble In The Bronx?!
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 05:17 by Marsellus_Jankis510
What about the jump from the parking lot structure to the window across the street? I think that deserved much more credit than the Shanghai Knights scene. First time, I saw that my jaw literally dropped. One of the most amazing stunts I've ever seen. Read More

13 on the 4th vid
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 04:53 by jameswhaleofatime
It's Felix La Poubelle from Grosse Pointe Blank! Read More

14 Actually...
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 02:37 by ChesterCopperpot
Just looked at No. 7 and you do mention it. Oops. Read More

15 Re: Glass-filled fight.
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 02:36 by ChesterCopperpot
You don't mention the stunt that makes this sequence so unvelievable. THAT slide down that pole at the end is totally fucking bonkers. Chan himself said a few years back that he was stupid to have even done it and considers it the most dangerous and one of the most painful stunts he ever did. Still, it is awesome. Read More

16 Okay feature but....
Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 01:12 by rich
Did it really need any of his movies past 1997? And yes it's Harold Lloyd not Buster Keaton. AND the scene in Dragon Lord that took the record for most takes used is the "pyramid fight" at the start of the film not the football game. Police Story 2 and Operation Condor need including, surely. Read More

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Posted on Friday March 19, 2010, 00:20 by Schnorbitz
Great feature - but wasn't it Harold Lloyd that hung off the clock, rather than Buster Keaton? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li4fldLsenQ Read More

18 The fight in Gorgeous...
Posted on Thursday March 18, 2010, 22:16 by DigitalMan
Is one of the best fights hands down!!! I met Brad Allen when i was working at a shoe store and he was really surprised anyone recognized him. He was a great guy, very funny and he told me that working with Jackie is the greatest thing anyone can do in their lives. He said that the two fights in Gorgeous are his favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93A02mwcnV E At 5:09 is one hell of a stunt!!! Read More


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