Railroad Tigers is a 2016 Chinese action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and directed by Ding Sheng. On December 23, 2016, it was released in China. During World War II, a train worker leads a group of freedom fighters in a fight against the Japanese occupiers.
Japan expands its conquest of its neighboring countries to Southeast Asia in December 1941. The railway connecting Tianjin and Nanjing in East China became a vital military transportation corridor, strongly guarded by Japanese troops. Ma Yuan (Jackie Chan), a railroad worker, leads a group of freedom fighters. He and his troops destroy the train network, ambushing Japanese soldiers and stealing supplies to feed the starving Chinese, using their extensive knowledge of the system. The freedom fighters use whatever equipment they can find, including a hammer and shovels, loose railway track boards, and diverted trains, despite the fact that they have no weapons of their own. The improbable heroes are known as the "Railroad Tigers" in China. When the Japanese bring reinforcements to Shandong, the freedom fighters find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks. Ma Yuan embarks on his most dangerous mission yet, blowing up a heavily guarded railroad bridge, in an act of defiance. The stakes are pushed even higher when the Japanese learn of the crushing plan that will cripple the war effort. The ragged Chinese railroad tigers blow up the bridge after several missed opportunities and missed shots.
Jackie Chan as Ma Yuan Huang Zitao as Da Hai Wang Kai as Fan Chuan Darren Wang as Da Guo Sang Ping as Dakui Xu Fan as Auntie Qin Jaycee Chan as Rui Ge Hiroyuki Ikeuchi as Yamaguchi Zhang Lanxin as Yuko Andy Lau as School Teacher (cameo)