Jackie Chan’s Most Gruelling Film

This Kotaku article calls 1982’s Dragon Lord “the most gruelling movie Jackie Chan has ever done”, and not because of any crazy life-threatening stunt. Rather it’s because of a single shot of him acrobatically kicking a shuttlecock into a goal. An impressive but extremely difficult manoeuvre that took him over 1000 takes to get right.

Jackie Chan is something of a famous perfectionist. Part of what makes his stunts look so good is he’s willing to try them over and over and over until they look exactly right. It’s why there are always tons of bloopers in the credits. But sometimes over and over can mean over and over and over and over and over….