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Romeo Must Die (2000)

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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Film acting debut of singer Aaliyah and the only one released during her lifetime. See more »

Goofs

The clouds in the sky during the kung fu football scene. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: [after scoring a touchdown on a video game against co-workers] How yo momma doin'! How yo momma doin'! Touch-down baby! Take it, take it, take it! Deez nuts in your mouth! I said, put the nuts in your mou-
[boss walks in]
Maurice: ... Why're you all not working? Get to work!
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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

Come Back in One Piece
Written by Stephen Garrett, DMX (as Earl Simmons), Irv Gotti,
Robert Mays, George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bernie Worrell (as Bernard G. Worrell) and Bootsy Collins
Produced by Little Rob and Irv Gotti
Performed by Aaliyah featuring DMX
DMX appears courtesy of Ruff Ryders Entertainment / Def Jam Records
Aaliyah appears courtesy of Blackground Records
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The most violent "interpretation" of Shakespeare I`ve ever seen
1 December 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

"Romeo Must Die" is definetely the most violent "interpretation" of Shakespeare I`ve ever seen. Okay, interpretation is not the right word to use, but that is nevertheless what this movie at some point wants to be. I really liked Jet Li in this movie, and I`ve liked him since I first saw him in "Lethal Weapon 4" a couple of years ago. Fighting and betrayal is what "Romeo Must Die" is all about, and the fighting is very entertaining, although sometimes a bit cheesy, because some of the "Matrix-scenes", which is out of place outside the world of science-fiction. Still, "Romeo Must Die" is an actionflick you wouldn`t want to miss. It manages to be interesting enough, but the fighting is what makes it really good. 8/10


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