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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Fu
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Tommy Tong
Wally Taylor ...
Detective Boggs
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Yellow Dragon
Charles Levin ...
TV Host
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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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Eddie Murphy Is The Chosen One


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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)

Gross:

$79,817,937 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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John Barry was commissioned by Paramount Pictures to compose, produce, and record a complete score. However, Barry was taken off the project after creative differences and reaction to test screenings . Although Michel Colombier completed the score, a few cues by Barry remain in the film, and one, "Wisdom of the Ages", was released on the original soundtrack LP. As of the present, the entirety of both Barry's largely unused music and Colombier's final theatrical version score have been issued on a limited edition 3-CD soundtrack by Capitol/La-La Land Records. See more »

Goofs

When Jarrell is fighting Tommy Tong in the restaurant, Tong uses his weapon to chop the top portion of Jarrell's fighting stick. The end is then clearly frayed, yet a second later in the next shot, the end appears as if it has been cleanly and evenly cut off. See more »

Quotes

Kee Nang: We'll be there soon.
Chandler Jarrell: Yeah, well, ya' better have a spatula where we're goin' cause my ass is frozen to this yak.
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ANOTHER DAY'S LIFE
By David Wheatley
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I loved this film!
2 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can't anyone like The Golden Child? I saw this as a kid with my brothers and sisters and I remember watching it over and over and over again. We all loved it and we still do. I give it a 10/10. It was witty, funny, great action and the story was very cool. Golden Child is one of those movies that no matter how many times I've seen it before, I'd be willing to see it again. Eddie was hilarious, Charlotte was hot and the supporting cast was awesome. The chemistry between Eddie, Charlotte and the kid who played "Golden Child" was great! Only a person without any type of imagination could say that this was not a great movie.

I wish that I had 4 hands so that I could give this movie 4 thumbs up!


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