Heart Of Dragon (HK 1985)

Rating: ***
Alternate Title: First Mission
Director: Samo Hung
Cast: Jackie Chan, Samo Hung, Lam Ching Ying, Emily Chu, Mung Hoi, Dick Wei, Yuen Wah, Phillip Ko, Melvin Wong

ACC described this as "a film with more heart than sense" and I agree. Jackie Chan is a police officer who dreams of sailing around the world, but is dragged down by the responsibility of caring for his retarded brother (Samo Hung). Moving performances by both of them, but it's not what you want to see in a Jackie film and it's far too depressing. It is, however, spruced up by a couple of outstanding and surprisingly brutal (for Jackie) fights, which are extremely awkward in the overall context of the film. And it's always a treat to see Jackie and Dick Wei go at each other.