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The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  12 December 1986 (USA)
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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 ...
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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)

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$79,817,937 (USA)
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During the quest challenge, there is at least one instance where some of the water is spilled. When the pillar falls from under him and he is hanging, when he places the glass on the next pillar he clearly spills some. See more »

Goofs

During the "dream" sequence, when Fu steps behind Chandler he is wearing a red and blue visor. As he steps away he is wearing a yellow visor. The visor changes once more to red/blue and then finally to black and white as he leaves the room. The error in continuity may very well be intentional due to the fact that it is a dream sequence and the constantly changing visor adds to the surreality of the dream as do the horse walking by and the mirror with no reflection. See more »

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Chandler Jarrell: So, tell me about this dream.
Kee Nang: Some part's real, some part's dream.
Chandler Jarrell: So this scar on my arm's real.
Kee Nang: Right.
Chandler Jarrell: What about Numsie?
Kee Nang: Numspaa, Sardo Numspaa.
Chandler Jarrell: Yeah.
Kee Nang: He's very real.
Chandler Jarrell: You know, you were there, and you said some things that seemed pretty real...
Kee Nang: That part was dream!
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References Let's Make a Deal (1984) See more »

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THE CHOSEN ONE
By Michel Colombier
Performed by Robbie Buchanan
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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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