Eddie Murphy plays a detective with a speciality of finding lost children. He is told he is the 'Chosen one' who will find and protect the Golden Child, a Bhuddist mystic who was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Murphy disbelieves the mysticism but finds more and more evidence of demon worship as he investigates. Written by
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In the Yellow Dragons clubhouse, when one of the bikers rides a motorcycle, backwards, out through a wall, the close-ups of the handlebar and engine/gearcase are of an older (1968-1970) Triumph, yet when it passes through a room before hitting the wall, it's a newer Harley-Davidson. See more »
Tell me about the Golden Child.
Every thousand generations, a perfect child is born, a Golden Child. He has come to rescue us.
Rescue us from what?
He is the bringer of compassion. If he dies, compassion will die with him.
So, if something happens to the kid, the whole world goes to hell?
The world will become hell.
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This Film Offers A Good Mix, But Eddie Is Too Loud For Me Now
Like most people, I enjoyed Eddie Murphy in the 1980s with the humorous, wild movies he made. Many of the characters he played were similar: wisecracking, loud, funny and obnoxious. This is one of the wilder stories he was involved with with a very good mixture of action, romance, fantasy and comedy.
The female lead in here was an attractive actress named Charlotte Lewis. With her looks and manner, I thought she might go places, but I think this was the only hit movie she's been in.
Twenty years after "The Golden Child," I have found most of those Murphy films not the entertainment they used to be. Maybe it's just me getting older, but Eddie's constant shouting and abrasive boorishness is too much to take now. That includes this movie.
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