Jackie Chan fans will enjoy this spiffy vehicle that offers both fleet footwork and a better-than-average scenario. In 1996, Uncle Sam sends a Special Ops team to retrieve a meteorite fragment, an essential ingredient for a controversial new weapon. Plotting to perfect the weapon for their own profit, CIA Agent Morgan (Ron Smerczak) and the Pentagon’s General Sherman (Ed Nelson) ambush their own team. Believing they’ve executed all witnesses, the dastardly duo kidnaps foreign scientists and forces them to work on the armament. However unbeknownst to the villains, one soldier (Jackie Chan) survived the massacre. African natives rescue him and nickname him Whoami (who am I, get it?) and although he recovers, he suffers from amnesia. In the course of returning to civilization, Whoami saves the life of race-car driver who was bitten by a rattlesnake and his Good Samaritan deed nets TV news coverage. Of course Morgan happens to tune in. He promptly brands Whoami a renegade who betrayed his comrades and stole the government’s top-secret material, and points the South African police in his direction. Whoami must elude capture by Morgan’s agents and by U.S. ally troops. Luckily he has two friends to help him out of this tight spot: the race-car driver's thankful sister Christine (Michelle Ferre) and a pesky reporter named Yuki (Mirai Yamamoto). Yuki, who’s actually a loyal Yankee Doodle spy, locates the rogue CIA lab. Can Whoami thwart Morgan before the captive scientists fashion a machine gun with rocket-power capability?
Somehow, Chan always seems more assured when speaking in his own tongue. However, neither dubbing nor broken English can retard the sheer force of his personality. Whether battling bad boys in borrowed Dutch clogs or sliding down the side of a skyscraper, Chan is fluent in an action language everyone understands.
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- Released: 1998
- Rating: PG-13
- Review: Jackie Chan fans will enjoy this spiffy vehicle that offers both fleet footwork and a better-than-average scenario. In 1996, Uncle Sam sends a Special Ops team to retrieve a meteorite fragment, an essential ingredient for a controversial new weapon. Plotti… (more)