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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 that dark forces want to eliminate.

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Doctor Hong
Shakti Chen ...
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Tommy Tong
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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 »

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A microphone is visible under Kee Nang's car window, while she is spying on Chandler walking into a tattoo parlor. 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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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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