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The Golden Child (1986)

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

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The Old Man
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Doctor Hong
Shakti Chen ...
Kala (as Shakti)
Tau Logo ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Auf der Suche nach dem goldenen Kind  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$79,817,937 (USA)
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Charlotte Lewis was only 18 when she filmed this movie. See more »

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In the dream sequence where Chandler first meets 'dear brother Numpsie', Fuu first appears in front of Chandler wearing a red T-shirt with an Adidas logo , red tinted sunglasses, and a red and blue sun visor on his head. A short moment later it cuts to Fuu standing behind Chanlder wearing a blue T-shirt with a Fosters Larger logo, black tinted glasses, and a yellow/gold visor on his head.

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Chandler Jarrell: So, I gotta go to Tibet, because I'm the Chosen One. Why can't anybody choose me to go to the Bahamas?
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THE BEST MAN IN THE WORLD
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson & SUE ENNIS
Performed by Ann Wilson
ANN WILSON courtesy of CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.
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Goofy, but fun comedy/adventure
17 June 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"The Golden Child" was Eddie Murphy's first film since his megahit "Beverly Hills Cop". And even though it's not as good as "Cop", it's a fun comic adventure. Murphy stars as a finder of lost children who's assigned a most unusual case. His assignment: to find the title character, a child with mystical powers. This movie could have been titled "Beverly Hills Cop and the Temple of Doom" since parts of this movie plays like a Spielbergian adventure, kinda like an Indiana Jones comedy. It's got comedy with laughs, and adventure with special effects. Lots of fun.

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