The fourth installment in the popular Police Story series, the film is directed by Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx) and produced by Golden Harvest and Barbie Tung. New Line Cinema will release Jackie Chan's First Strike on January 10, 1997.
Set against the backdrop of the international arms race, Chan portrays a Hong Kong police officer who is contracted by the CIA and a Russian intelligence organization to retrieve a stolen Ukrainian nuclear warhead. As Jackie tries to sort out the good guys from the bad, the action begins and the bullets fly.
From the snow-capped mountains of the Ukraine to a shark-infested water park in Australia, Jackie pursues a rogue CIA agent. Along the way he is attacked, assaulted, framed for murder and forced to defend himself in a way that only Jackie Chan can. Everything within arm's reach becomes a weapon: ladders, brooms, tables, cars, stilts, even sharks!