A 2004 reboot of the successful PoliceStory series starring JackieChan and Nicholas Tse. The movie focuses on Jackie Chan's character, Chan Kwok Wing hunting down a group of young bank robbers, who managed to kill his entire team when they attempted to apprehend them. A year later, Chan is informed by his new partner, Frank Cheng (Nicholas Tse) that they are going to strike again, and only Chan can stop them.

Much darker than the past PoliceStory movies, and indeed one of the darker movies by Chan in general. Much lower in terms of slapstick and the fights, while very well choreographed, lack many of Chan's [[InterestingSituationDuel signature]] [[ImprovisedWeapon elements]], shooting instead for more straightforward, well-done action.

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!!This film contains examples of:

* AbusiveParents: According to a flashback, Joe's old man is an asshole who treats his son like "trash".
* AnachronicOrder: The opening sequence takes place a year after the following action scene, then the movie catches up.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The antagonists are all the children of wealthy, high ranking families.
* BadBoss: [[spoiler: Joe Kwan shoots 3/4 of his teammates over the course of the movie. Though one was more of a MercyKill than anything else.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler:Frank's whole reason for helping Chen is because, when Frank was a boy, Chen comforted him moments after Frank's father--a homeless man who just wanted to feed his kid--got run over by a truck immediately following his robbery of an all-night convenience store. The jacket Frank wears throughout the movie was previously Chen's, from that incident]].
* BloodKnight: The antagonists, though they primarily focus their hatred towards cops.
* BottomlessMagazines: Joe fires approximately 30 rounds from a pistol into a dummy when venting.
* BulletproofVest: PlayedWith: Early in the film, Jackie takes a shot point-blank to center-of-mass and shrugs it off, taking down the bad guy. One of the other cops tells him he was lucky that he [[ProperlyParanoid wears another vest]] ''under'' his vest or he could have been killed at that range.
* CatchPhrase: Frank's "You're my man!" in GratuitousEnglish.
* CopKiller: Chan Kwok Wing hunts down a group of heavily armed robbers who don't give a second thought about gunning down police officers. The main bad guy, Joe, is motivated to do this [[spoiler:because he was physically abused as a child by his police officer father, who had gained a high-ranking position by the time the movie begins.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: While Joe Kwan falls before many villainous trappings, he revels in misdirection and playing expectations: [[spoiler:most notably putting an obvious but fake trigger on the bomb, and hiding the real trigger.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DeadfootLeadfoot: Taken to a ridiculous degree as the bus keeps driving as somehow the driver's foot is apparently on the gas, blocking the brakes, and somehow blatantly turning to maximize damage.
* DeathTrap: The warehouse where Chan's team is killed in the prologue.
* DrowningMySorrows: Chan in the year between the flashback and movie proper.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: As the building he is in prepares to blow up, Jackie Chan desperately tries to carry his entire dead police squad out of the building. [[DownerBeginning He fails.]]
* ExtremeSportExcusePlot: The villains are all extreme sports enthusiasts, culminating in a confrontation at a rooftop skate park.
* FailedASpotCheck: Invoked by the entire police department when they're trying to allow Chan and Frank to escape, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny despite them completely failing at stealth.]]
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Joe
** TheDragon: Fire
** TheEvilGenius: Max
** TheBrute: Tin Tin
** TheDarkChick: Sue
* FreudianExcuse: Of the FiveBadBand, the BigBad is the only one whose reason for doing what he does is explicitly shown--as a child, he was frequently locked in handcuffs and beaten by his abusive cop dad, and as a teen he was ''still'' berated by the older man. Joe eventually grew to resent him, especially when his father would go on TV and declare that [[{{Hypocrite}} a police officer's behavior for the public should mirror his behavior at home]].
* GunStripping: Joe challenges Jackie to see who can assemble and load their handgun faster. If Jackie wins, [[IHaveYourWife his men will be spared]]. [[spoiler: Jackie loses the first time, and when they have a rematch, this time for Nicholas's life, Jackie gets ahead of Joe by popping a round into the chamber while he is still assembling the gun.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Attempted by Ho Yee when she attempts to detonate the bomb attached to her when Chan is out of the room. Subverted when she failed to actually set the bomb off.]]
* HopeSpot: [[LoveInterest Ho Yee]] [[HeroicSacrifice cuts the wires on the bomb on her lap while Chan is out of the room]]. Despite theories to the contrary, the bomb stops. Chan returns, they embrace and then leave[[spoiler: ... turns out the real trigger was a barely perceptible tag activated by Ho Yee walking away from the bomb.]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: Nicholas Tse's character Frank begins as this, but as Chan wakes up from his HeroicBSOD he overshadows Frank by a long shot.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Joe shoots a teammate for surrendering when the cops bring his parents to confront them.]]
* MurderSimulators: The bank robbers plan their heists and traps using computer games.
* MyGreatestFailure: The death of his team (including his brother-in-law) at the hands of the antagonists is this for Chan.
* OutrunTheFireball: Surprisingly averted. [[spoiler: Chan and his love interest escape the fireball easily, but the shockwave still knocks her out and causes severe bleeding from the ears.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted, but the villains certainly think so.
* [[spoiler: ShootTheDog: Joe shoots Sue after she is wounded in the chase sequence]]
* SoleSurvivor: Chan, of his team.
** SurvivorGuilt
* SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee: [[UpToEleven The entire police department]], in order to allow Jackie and Frank to "escape" and face the bad guys.
* StrappedToABomb: JackieChan's girlfriend gets strapped to a bomb. In an attempted HeroicSacrifice, she removes the bomb to set it off while Jackie leaves the room to spare him... and nothing happens. [[spoiler: The real trigger was hidden and the bomb went off when she got up later.]]
* SuicideByCop: The BigBad chooses to go out this way. Bonus points for doing it while Chan was there and knew he had no bullets, and for doing it in front of his father, also a cop.
* UnwillingSuspension: Jackie's team during the intro. [[spoiler:Frank during the end.]]