Jackie Chan and his Expeditions for Treasures and Adventures

Jackie Chan and his Expeditions for Treasures and Adventures

In addition to classic action-comedy films, actor Jackie Chan has also directed three movies about a hero reminiscent of modern-day Indiana Jones.

“Armour of God” (1986)

Jackie Chan first portrayed Asian Hawk, an adventurer traveling the world, in 1986’s “Armour of God,” co-directed with Eric Tsang. Jackie, nicknamed Asian Hawk, is sought out by his friend Alan (Alan Tam), who asks for his help in rescuing their mutual girlfriend Lorelei (Rosamund Kwan). They used to be part of the same music group called the Losers.

Lorelei has been kidnapped by unknown men, demanding the Armour of God as ransom. Jackie had just sold two parts of this set of weapons to May Bannon’s (Lola Forner) father, who now joins them. The trio embarks on a journey to a mysterious monastery where a cult, responsible for Lorelei’s abduction, seeks the “Armour of God.”

The film was largely shot in the former Yugoslavia. Jackie uses a never commercially produced car, the 1984 Mitsubishi Colt Spider, and during the filming of a jump from a wall to a branch, he suffered the worst injury of his career – a fractured skull.

“Armour of God II: Operation Condor” (1991)

In the sequel “Armour of God II: Operation Condor” (1991), Jackie is tasked with finding the Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara Desert. Jackie, along with two women, Ada (Carol Cheng) and the granddaughter of the group’s leader who hid the treasure, Elsa (Eva Cobo de Garcia), embarks on the mission. They are pursued by gangsters who also covet the gold.

In the film, directed by Jackie Chan himself, he dislocated his collarbone after a fall. The movie was shot in Madrid, Morocco, and the Philippines.Four tons of sand were brought to the set for the filming.

“Armour of God III” (2012)

The film “Armour of God III” (also known as “Chinese Zodiac”) was directed by Jackie Chan in 2012. In this film, Jackie, known as the Asian Hawk, tries to trace bronze artifacts stolen from the Old Summer Palace in the 19th century. Jackie, in pursuit of objects symbolizing the Chinese zodiac, visits various places around the world.

This film is associated with a wide range of interesting facts. Jackie Chan wanted to use it to draw attention to illegal art trade and turned down an offer to play a role in “The Expendables 2” (2012). In the movie, he also used a special roller suit that allows its wearer to reach speeds of up to 69.5 miles per hour downhill. With his fifteen credited positions in the film’s credits (such as director, actor, stuntman, catering coordinator, singer of the opening song), he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Asian Hawk, a blend of Indiana Jones and James Bond equipped with a plethora of technological gadgets, brings loads of entertainment, martial arts, and adventure to his audience in every movie.

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