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A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child that dark forces want to eliminate.

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J.L. Reate ...
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The Old Man
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Til
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Doctor Hong
Shakti Chen ...
Kala (as Shakti)
Tau Logo ...
Yu
Tiger Chung Lee ...
Khan
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Tommy Tong
Wally Taylor ...
Detective Boggs
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Yellow Dragon
Charles Levin ...
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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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12 December 1986 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$79,817,937 (USA)
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George Miller was Eddie Murphy's first choice for director. See more »

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When Kee Nang is "dead" and can be revived only as long as sunlight shines on her body, she is covered in a cheesecloth-like shroud. However, when The Golden Child lifts her foot into the sunlight, her foot is bare - even though there is no evidence that anyone unwrapped the shroud around her foot. See more »

Quotes

Kee Nang: Gompa, I have ruined myself with the American. He is a fool.
The Old Man: But he's brave.
Kee Nang: He is irresponsible.
The Old Man: But he's generous.
Kee Nang: He thinks of nothing but protecting his own feelings.
The Old Man: But if you touch his heart, there's nothing he wouldn't do for you.
Kee Nang: He believes in nothing.
The Old Man: Yet, still he does what is right.
Kee Nang: He is a callous, thoughtless, undisciplined fool.
The Old Man: [chuckles] Yes. I, too, like him very much. It's very hard not to.
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References Legend (1985) See more »

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ANOTHER DAY'S LIFE
By David Wheatley
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Great Fantasy Flick
29 January 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

The premise may seem goofy, but since Murphy's character doesn't take it seriously, it helps ease the audience into this mix of mysticism and modern-day hard-boiled child abduction. Excellent cast, particularly Charles Dance and Charlotte Lewis, and Murphy is at the height of his 80's peak in comedy/action. There's also some great F/X, a very surreal dream sequence, and a fairly original plot. Often overlooked in the pantheon of Murphy flicks, but this one is worth a look.


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