The Protector

Synopsis: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate. Once in Hong Kong, the pair causes no end of trouble for both Mr. Ko and the local authorities.
Director(s): James Glickenhaus
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
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91 min

[police radio]

[man] Aren't you a little old

to be playing with dolls, Michael?

What do you think, Billy, is my kid

going to love this thing or what?

Sure, he'll love it.

He Iook just like you.

Yeah, he is pretty cute, isn't he?

You know what day it is?


lt's October 1st.

It was exactly ten years ago

'til l first came to America.

No sh*t.

Hey, happy anniversary, Billy.

l'll tell you what--

ten years deserves a celebration.

How 'bout I take you out for a drink

after work, come on?

l can't be too late.

l'm meeting a girl at nine.

She wants to help me celebrate too.

[Michael laughs]

[Michael] If you could party

after the graveyard shift,

you've got, uh, a lot of stamina.

You know what I mean?

[both laugh]

Sh*t, looks like the f***in' Indians

got another one.

We better check it out, Billy.

This is car 17 to dispatch.

We got a code 1022-- stripped truck.

Sector H,

right off Longfellow Avenue.

We'll get right back to you.

[radio] 10-4.

Careful, Billy.

Michael, check it out.


Jesus... Christ.

Don't-- don't shoot me.

Take anything you want,

just don't shoot me.


We're cops, okay?

You fellas got one hell of a friendly

city here, you know that?

Just stopped for a red light

and boom.

Oh, they got my computers.

Oh, look at my rig.

My poor rig.


You stopped at a red Iight

in the South Bronx

with a truckload of computers?

Where are you from pal?

- Texas.

- Figures.

Welcome to New York.

Hey, you're not taking that in,

are you?

Can't leave it in the car,

someone'll steal it.

Don't give me a hard time,

get in there.

[car honks]

Hey, that's enough, huh?

AIl right, let's go, let's do it.

Okay, I'm gonna kick

some f***ing ass.

l'm gonna hit the can.

Another round for my two friends.

You got it.

AIl right, big man, close that door.

Nobody move!

Michael, get the back door.

AIl right, everybody over here,

get over to that jukebox.

Let's go, move, move!

All right, I want to see rings,

watches, wallets.

Let's go, you get over there!

Hurry up, hurry up!

And that means you too, Bozo, let's go.

Come on, I said right now.

Hey, open that register reaI quick.

- Grrr, Grrr.

- Before l blow your f***in' head off.

Take it easy, I'll open it.

Now, Bozo, hurry it up!

l want it.

Hey, man, it's not mine.

lt's not mine.

Come on, boy, you're coming with me.

AIl right, big man.

Hey, what are you lookin' at?

l'Il be out in a minute.

Oh, man, you shouldn't a done that.


Frank, go around Mike.

Drop it!





Get those f***ers, Billy.

Get 'em.

Call 9-1-1 , get an ambulance.

- Now!

- Yeah, yeah, sure.


Hey, get off my car, you scumbag!


- Freeze.

- What the hell?

You got five seconds get off

that f***in' boat.


Undo that Iine.

Come on, we got ya.

l need your fastest boat.

- Who the hell are you?

- Police, give me the keys.

Get the hell out of here,

what are you doing?

Give me the f***in' keys.

- Where's the boat?

- Manhattan Express, right over there.


HoId it!

Get the hell out of that thing.

The Harbor Police'll get him.

He killed Michael, Captain.

Billy, I'm ordering you!

[boat revs]

That f***in' Chinaman don't give up!

[gun clicks]

[machine gun fires]

Aviation 0-5-zebra.

Officer 1412 in pursuit of a suspect.

I'm in the blue-white speedboat

below you.

Can you come up over me?

[radio] Roger 1412.

New York control,

this is 0-5-zebra in pursuit.

We're turning south

at the Brooklyn Bridge

heading down the river.

That guy's crazy.


Come in closer and drop me a line.

On the count of three

puIl me up as fast as you can.

One, two, three.


ls Daddy coming back soon?

You deliberately disobeyed

a direct order.

That man killed my partner.

That's no excuse for blowing up

half the Goddamn harbor!

- Captain, listen.

- You listen to me, Wong!

I don't like it any more than you do

when a cop gets killed.

But we're not in the revenge business.

The Mayor's been up the commissioner's

ass over this one, Wong.

He want's your f***in' shield,

and if he can't get it,

he'll take mine.

l had no choice, Captain.

You coulda stood by

and Iet the Harbor PoIice

pick that guy up.

But, no, gotta be a big hero.

Billy Wong, supercop.

This is it, Billy.

You're back to crowd control.

- But, Captain--

- No f***in' buts!

That's final!

Maybe next time you'll think twice

before you pull one

of your hot dog stunts.

Now get outta here!

[door shuts]


Nice suit, Garoni.

Billy, you Iike it, huh?

I'm supposed to blend in

with the crowd.

I heard about your fireworks display

in the harbor.

You always did have a flair

for the dramatic, Billy boy.

How did you get this sh*t detail?

The usual--

some punk pulled a knife on me

so I kicked his f***in' teeth in.

And he screamed, "Police brutality."

All the way

to the commissioner's office.

- The usual bullshit.

- The usual bullshit.

You know, if somebody dropped

a bomb in here,

they'd wipe out half

the junior diplomats in New York.

That's why we're here.

[Garoni] That's Laura Shapiro.

Oh, I'd like to work undercover

with her.

No, don't teIl me.

You guys are cops?

We're that obvious?

You're not so bad,

but that friend of yours,

he sticks out like a sore thumb.

Look, uh, you guys allowed to drink?

Can I get you a beer or something?

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James Glickenhaus

James Glickenhaus is an American film producer, financier, director and automotive entrepreneur.He is currently general partner and managing director of Glickenhaus & Co., a family partnership originally started by his father Seth. Glickenhaus wrote, directed and produced a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s, including The Exterminator and the Jackie Chan vehicle The Protector. Glickenhaus is also an avid collector of former racing vehicles, especially Ferraris. His coachbuilt Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina has been extensively covered by national publications like Car and Driver. He is also the owner and Managing Director of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus in charge of the SCG 003 project. more…

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