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

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22 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Romeo debe morir  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£1,379,488 (UK) (27 October 2000)
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Trivia

Despite the fact that the movie claims to take place in California, most of it was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Only a few shots were filmed in California. See more »

Goofs

During the Prison scene, the guards talk in Mandarin, All jails and prisons are operated by the Hong Kong Correctional Services and as such the language spoken is Cantonese not Mandarin as spoken by the guards. See more »

Quotes

Trish: [Han has just sneaked into her room] Are you out of your mind? What are you doing here?
Han Sing: I missed you.
Trish: You missed me? I'm gonna miss you when my father finds out you're here.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Rollin Raw
Written by B.G. and Mannie Fresh
Produced by Mannie Fresh
Performed by B.G. from Ca$h Money
Courtesy of Ca$h Money Records Inc.
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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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