WILT #10: Jackie Chan Filmed Rumble in the Bronx with a Broken Ankle

WILT #10: Jackie Chan Filmed Rumble in the Bronx with a Broken Ankle

We’re big Jackie Chan fans and although I’ve seen it before, I made my boyfriend watch Rumble in the Bronx. It’s a hard movie to start watching because the uncle in the film has some of the worst dubbing, but the movie starts to get good when the motorcycles show up (my favorite part after his fighting of course).   He injured his ankle, from what I could tell from the credit outtakes (a very Jackie Chan movie thing), when he jumped onto a moving boat, the then finished the film with the injury and for the final scene, they colored a sock to look like his other shoe and he finished in style.

But that’s not the end or the start of his injuries while making films: 

Supercilliary bone (eyebrow bone!) damaged, almost causing blindness:Drunken Master (1978)

• Broken Nose: Young Master (1980), Project A (1983), Miracles (1989), Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

• Knocked out tooth: Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

• Lip lacerated: Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)

• Lower chin injury: Dragon Lord (1982)

• Dislocation of the right shoulder: City Hunter (1993)

• Broken breastbone: Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)

• Broken finger bones: The Protector (1985)

• Knee damage: City Hunter (1993)

• Ankle (well, malleolus) injury: Who Am I? (1998)

• Eye injury: The Medallion (2003)

• Skull fracture, bone cave-in behind left ear, and brain bleeding from falling out of a tree: The Armour of God (1986)

• Cheek bone dislocation: Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)

• Cervical spine damage from falling from a 25 meter clock tower: Project A(1983)

• Spinal damage from falling from a pole: Police Story (1985)

• Pelvis dislocation almost causing partial paralysis: Police Story (1985)

• Tailbone damage causing temporary partial paralysis: The Accidental Spy(2001)

• Thigh injury from being caught between two cars: Crime Story (1993)

• Broken ankle: Rumble in The Bronx (1995), Thunderbolt (1996)

 

I’ve broken a leg/ankle/femur (depending on who you ask) but I was able to walk on it and didn’t know it was broken for a couple days. Since, I’ve sprained both ankles and a wrist (all on my motorcycle of course), I consider myself lucky to not have broken anything quite so serious as Jackie.

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