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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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Til
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Doctor Hong
Shakti Chen ...
Kala (as Shakti)
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Detective Boggs
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Yellow Dragon
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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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Composer Alan Silvestri was the original choice to write the film's score and even met with the producers in Spring of 1986 about the job. Later in the summer, it was announced that John Barry had been hired to score the film. See more »

Goofs

When Chandler is following the bird through the streets of Katmandu, we see a shot of the bird alighted on a sign with some English writing on it. The bird then flies down an alleyway into a small courtyard with some shops. When Chandler follows the bird into the courtyard, we can see the same sign that the bird was supposedly sitting on before it flew down the alley. See more »

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The Old Man: Keep your thought as pure as the water.
Chandler Jarrell: Hey, this water ain't really that pure.
The Old Man: Un-heh, neither are you.
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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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