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What are all the Parkour-related films?



This is the list that I could compile so far that have a nice sampling of parkour action scenes. Are there any more that exist? Besides Jackie Chan films.

District 13
District 13 Ultimatum
Yamikasi
The Great Challenge
Casino Royale
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"The Office" had a Parkour-related episode.
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Punisher: War Zone has a couple really goofy characters that were into Parkour...and crystal meth.
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Wouldn't most Jackie Chan films have some sort of free running?
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That little dude that runs around in Live Free or Die Hard
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http://www.imdb.com/keyword/parkour/
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Don't pretty much all the Jason Bourne movies have scenes like that?
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Re: What are all the Parkour-related films?

Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
Wouldn't most Jackie Chan films have some sort of free running?
Yes, this was before somebody else put it into another film and thought "holy crap" these people are awesome. Jackie made it a Jackie thing. Somebody else doing it made it a revelation.
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Yes, this was before somebody else put it into another film and thought "holy crap" these people are awesome. Jackie made it a Jackie thing. Somebody else doing it made it a revelation.
Exactly. Some French guy did what Jackie had been doing for years and gave it a fancy new name. Just go to early Jackie hits like WINNERS AND SINNERS, PROJECT A, PROJECT A II, the POLICE STORY films, ARMOUR OF GOD, WHEELS ON MEALS, etc. There's a great bit early in OPERATION CONDOR: ARMOUR OF GOD II where Jackie manages to work his way up and over a gated entrance in a couple of deft steps using the architecture that is as good an example of "parkour" as anything else I've seen.
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Yup, David Belle certainly was influenced by Jackie Chan.
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The problem is that most Americans are only familiar with Jackie's American films, which have very little action and a lot of wise-cracking with some flavor-of-the-month American actor instead.
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The Tournament has a few parkour scenes with Sebastien Foucan. It's a decent DTV title that's worth a rental.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Exactly. Some French guy did what Jackie had been doing for years and gave it a fancy new name. Just go to early Jackie hits like WINNERS AND SINNERS, PROJECT A, PROJECT A II, the POLICE STORY films, ARMOUR OF GOD, WHEELS ON MEALS, etc. There's a great bit early in OPERATION CONDOR: ARMOUR OF GOD II where Jackie manages to work his way up and over a gated entrance in a couple of deft steps using the architecture that is as good an example of "parkour" as anything else I've seen.
and in a lot of instances here Jackie's hindered by insurance on him on the US production while (unless something has changed in HK since the late 90s) HK has very relaxed regulation on how they do their stuff. Which is why, among fans as well, those films are action greats cuz the actors (in the case of Chan and several others in that era ex: Seven Little Fortunes) did a lot if not all their stunts on camera and w/ strong enough clarity to see that it was them. Fuck, I miss the 80-late 90s HK cinema.
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