Rumble in the Bronx

Rumble in the Bronx is a 1995 action film starring Jackie Chan. While visiting relatives for a wedding in Bronx borough of New York City, Keung (Jackie Chan) finds himself in a battle with rival gangs. The film features complex martial arts choreography and dangerous stunts, all performed by Jackie Chan with no stunt-double. The movie made Jackie Chan a household name among American audiences.

Jackie Chan was a big name in martial arts film, but he wasn’t well known to mainstream American audiences at this time. Of course, martial arts enthusiast knew him and his incredible work, average everyday people were likely oblivious. When the trailer started making the rounds and Jackie Chan did a lot fun promotional interviews (see if you can find his Conan rumble interview on YouTube), the film started getting hyped. It was one of the first martial arts film I saw in theaters and I still remember the whole experience! Rumble in the Bronx created a new phrase in the 90s that perfectly explains it’s impact in the 90s. It was “That person is trying to be like Jackie Chan!”.
He was pushing 40 a did all his own stunts! Crazy!
It did look like everyone was trying to copy the film, or the fighting style and the crazy stunts. The blooper reel at the end was something I’ve never seen in a martial arts film though.

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