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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

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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

Directorial debut of former veteran cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak. See more »

Goofs

When Mac brings O'Day the newspaper to show him the article of the store bombing, in the over-the-shoulder shot from Mac's POV, we see O'Day flip the paper over to read the bottom half of the story. In the very next shot, an over-the-shoulder POV from O'Day, the paper is in its original position as it was handed to O'Day. See more »

Quotes

Han Sing: What's your name?
Trish: You think I want you calling me?
Han Sing: I don't have a phone.
Trish: Yeah, well dead giveaway. Besides, you drive like shit.
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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 Roots (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

It Really Don't Matter
Written by Jeffrey Walker, Robert Scalere Jr., Edward Ruiz, Louis M. Vizzo II, Frank Ferraro (as Franchesco Ferraro) and Juan Enrique Figueroa
Produced by J-Dub
Performed by Confidential
Courtesy of Blackground Records
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A good action movie!
21 May 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

jet Li rocks, and this film was great. Sure, it's silly, but it's never boring, there are some slick fight scenes, and the soundtrack is pretty neat. It manages to be a romantic film without being sappy and stupid, it manages to be an action film where the action rocks but isn't too over-the-top, and it manages to make good use of the Shakesphere story, ROMEO AND JULIET while still respecting the themes and the humor. Generally, the film is pretty silly. The acting isn't particularly good, the characters are two dimensional, the plot holes are numerous, and events are sometimes quite predictable. However, I don't regret watching it. I was entertained and was satisfied by the film as a whole. It worked really well. If you're looking for a good film that doesn't require a lot of thought and investment from the viewer but is at least entertaining and energetic, ROMERO MUST DIE is a good film to check out.


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