Although Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan's last attempt to crack the US mainstream, THE PROTECTOR (1985), failed dismally, this uneven, Hong Kong-financed, vehicle was a surprise hit at the US box office. Chan plays a good-hearted rube who comes to the Bronx
for his uncle's wedding. He runs afoul of local toughs and kicks ass in the name of social responsibility. Filmed in Vancouver (which looks like nobody's idea of the Bronx), the film is a throwback to the hoary chop-socky conventions that gave Hong Kong cinema its shabby reputation. Chan's superb
blend of comedy and action -- we're convinced that he's the bastard son of Buster Keaton by way of Jean-Claude Van D...