"The more terrified my friends and family are, the more satisfied my fans will be."--Jackie Chan. If you are fan of action-adventure movies with the accent on action--then you no doubt love watching Jackie Chan risk his life to create sensational cinema. As one of the biggest stars to burst into U.S. theaters, Jackie has put America's hottest heroes to shame, wowing audiences with the breathless, death-defying stunts that are the highlight of such movies as Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop, Operation: Condor, and his newest blockbuster Rush hour. But who really is the boyishly handsome, lightening-fast Charlie Chaplin of martial arts movie making? I am Jackie Chan is the fascinating, harrowing, ultimately triumphant story of his life: how the rebellious son of refugees in tumultuous 1950s Hong Kong became the disciplined disciple of a Chinese opera master. How the "paradise" that young Jackie so eagerly embraced proved to be, in reality, a ruthlessly competitive place.