For the sixth day of the B&S About Movies April Movie Thon, let’s say happy birthday to Jackie Chan.

April 6: Jackie Chan — Whether it’s a police story, a drunken fighter or even one of his more recent films, we want to celebrate Jackie all day.

All April long, we’ll have thirty themes as writing prompts. If you’d like to be part of it, you can just send us an article for that day to bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com or post it on your site and share it out with the hashtag #BSAprilMovieThon.

Here are some films that we can recommend to watch today:

Fantasy Mission Force (1983): Sure, it’s a movie Jackie Chan had to do to get out of a contract, but it’s also the first of his movies I ever saw, so it holds some level of love in my heart and mind.

The Armour of God (1986): Jackie Chan moved into pure action in this movie and nearly paid for it with his life, cracking his skull in a stunt that is replayed in the bloopers during the credits.

The Big Brawl (1980): Intended to be Jackie’s big break in America, this wasn’t it. It did allow him to learn what he wanted to do and take control of his worldwide stardom.

What are you watching today?

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