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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Khan
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Tommy Tong
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Detective Boggs
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Yellow Dragon
Charles Levin ...
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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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Trivia

John Carpenter was offered the job as director. He later went on to direct the similar film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). See more »

Goofs

When Kee Nang is inside the biker house, her blouse is soaked with water. But in most of the shots right after that her blouse is dry. See more »

Quotes

[to the Golden Child]
Chandler Jarrell: Hey, that's a neat trick you do, where somebody throws a rock at you and you wave your hand and make it hit something else. Did you ever hear of Ed McMahon and "Star Search"? Do they have "Star Search" in Tibet? Probably not. Probably got "Food Search." But you know what we could do, is we could all go on "Star Search" and we could give the audience rocks, and have them throw them at you, and then you can wave your hand and make them all hit Ed McMahon - hard.
[laughs]
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References Star Search (1983) See more »

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BODY TALK
By Stephen Pearcy, Warren Demartini & Juan Croucier
Performed by Ratt
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION
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This Film Offers A Good Mix, But Eddie Is Too Loud For Me Now
15 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like most people, I enjoyed Eddie Murphy in the 1980s with the humorous, wild movies he made. Many of the characters he played were similar: wisecracking, loud, funny and obnoxious. This is one of the wilder stories he was involved with with a very good mixture of action, romance, fantasy and comedy.

The female lead in here was an attractive actress named Charlotte Lewis. With her looks and manner, I thought she might go places, but I think this was the only hit movie she's been in.

Twenty years after "The Golden Child," I have found most of those Murphy films not the entertainment they used to be. Maybe it's just me getting older, but Eddie's constant shouting and abrasive boorishness is too much to take now. That includes this movie.


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