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Romeo Must Die (2000)

An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.

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Storyline

In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah. Written by Pugnax the Great <pugnax@hotmail.com>

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The Word On The Street Is...[Romeo Must Die] See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romeo debe morir  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,014,503 (USA) (24 March 2000)

Gross:

$55,973,336 (USA) (16 June 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The famous football action sequence in the film was filmed on a overcast day but with the help of background lighting and the camera angles chosen by the director, it seems like it was a sunny day. See more »

Goofs

When Han is being tackled by Maurice, and he is flying backwards through the air in slow-motion, you can clearly see that he's wearing protective padding. See more »

Quotes

Trish: Can you break one of those boards with your head?
Han Sing: Sure.
Trish: I'd have to see that.
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Crazy Credits

The credits during the opening of the movie are first given in Chinese characters and then are translated into English. See more »

Connections

References The Big Boss (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Going Home
Written by A. Frane, Ralph Middlebrooks, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams),
Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner),
, Clarence Satchell, Willie Beck and Marvin Pierce
Performed by DJ Frane
Courtesy of Goodvibe Recordings
Includes sample from "Good Luck Charm"
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Great Time.
15 July 2002 | by (Westbury (Wiltshire) England) – See all my reviews

Not trying to win Oscars here but it is kick ass fun.

Aaliyah's best acting performance by far in her short life, Washington, Lindo and even Anthony Edwards helped Aaliyah's performance with great support and I must say DMX is not bad for a rapper/actor!!!

Jet Li was Jet Li! Dialogue is bad often awful but the guy can really perform his martial arts!

Romeo Must Die isn't the best Shakespeare adaptation but it is what it is and that is a good martial arts/love/action film

7/10


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