Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Medallion - Jackie Chan (2003) - Station Lane, Hung Hom

The temple where the police/Interpol raid takes place is a Kwun Yam Temple in Hung Hom, on Station Lane to be precise. The film makers managed to get the street so clean that it almost looks like a film set. The pawnshop sign is a real one, but is looking a bit worse for wear these days.

I have to say that this raid scene is one of the most annoying ever made as Lee Evans' character essentially goes through the same gag about 5 times, each time less amusing than the previous one. So whoever wrote that part of the script should be taken out and shot.

The actor who plays the female undercover cop is Diana Weng, who is probably more famous for her role on multiple JC films as his English dialogue coach!

Diana Weng

The later scenes, when the bad guys make their escape, were filmed in the alleyway at the back of the temple, and the shot of the car coming out onto the road was around the corner, on Gillies Avenue South, next to what was the old Hung Hom Govt School campus (pink building, bottom photo) which was since taken over by Kowloon Junior School and looks to be currently occupied by the French International School.

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