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HONG KONG Only the industry's biggest name could have gotten this off the ground.
At $35 million, Jackie Chan starrer "Highbinders" is Hong Kong's most expensive film ever. For most local producers, any budget over $5 million is virtually unthinkable, but Chan's presence on the film's Bangkok set means this is no ordinary Hong Kong film.
For Chan, things in Hollywood have never been better. But he's still jam-packing his schedule to help old friends back home. "I have to remember where I came from," Chan says, taking a break between scenes on the "Highbinders" set. "I try to help the Hong Kong movie business, and people really respect me for that."