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Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the bottle and track down the gang and its ruthless leader.
New Police Story is a 2004 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Benny Chan, and also produced by and starring Jackie Chan.
The film was released in the Hong Kong on 24 September 2004. The film is a reboot of the Police Story series and is the fifth film in the series. New Police Story relies much more on drama and heavy action than its predecessors. [Wikipedia]
The film begins with police Inspector Chan Kwok-wing drinking one whiskey after another.
Being the sole survivor of the incident, Chan takes a year long leave from the police force, drinking heavily to drown his sorrows and guilt.
Frank tries various means to convince Chan to cancel his leave and take up the case but Chan refuses.
At the police station, Frank tells Chan that he is Kwong’s younger brother, which convinces Chan to relook into the case.
Chan’s superior Chiu Chan, initially believing that Chan’s overconfidence alone was responsible for the disastrous raid one year earlier, challenges them to solve the case before he does.
At the event, held on the rooftop of a skyscraper, Frank and Chan manage to locate one of the gang members, Fire while Sam and the police interrupt the event and single out the woman robber, Sue.
Sam confesses to Chan that he was blackmailed by the gang into revealing their rigged hideout to Chan’s team a year ago, due to the bag of money he took from Sue to pay off his debts.
Frank attempts to explain to Chan, but Chan refuses to believe the story.
Joe’s gang accesses Chan’s police file on a computer, with Joe bent on taking revenge.
Joe then arranges to meet Chan’s girlfriend, Ho Yee, in the police station.
Due to the police department’s hatred of the gang, Sa Sa and her father, the jailer, release Chan and Frank illegally.
Due to what Chan and his father have said, Joe finally admits defeat and deliberately unloads the single bullet in his gun and aims the empty gun at Chan for the police to have a cause to kill Joe.