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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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In A World Of Vicious Rivalries And Violent Betrayals Only One Thing Is Sure. 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) (26 March 2000)

Gross:

$55,973,336 (USA)
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Trivia

A similar scene where Han is using a fire hose as a weapon of choice is used again by Jason Statham's character Frank Martin in Transporter 2 (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Trish and Maurice first meet and he begins telling her that she needs to go with him, he stands to the side next to her rather than facing her. When the camera goes for a close up on Trish, it shows him directly facing her, then a moment later it switches back to a wide shot of the both of them and he's facing away from her again. See more »

Quotes

Han Sing: For you, killing your son was like running a over a dog in the street. Just something in your way.
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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

Referenced in Video Buck: Las traducciones más mierdosas pt. 1 (2015) 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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Lethal Weapon 4 was just a starter, this movie delivers!
27 January 2005 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

For those who like cross-culture, "Romeo Must Die", show be the one for you! Jet Li who was fresh from "Leathal Weapon 4" really delivers in this action-packed movie. Playing Han was a big one for him. Aaliyah(1979-2001), the R&B sensation really got her acting chops in gear playing the alluring Trish O'Day, who is being shadowed by the bumbling Maurice, played by the hilarious, Anthony Anderson. Everybody would call him MORON! Which I think is funny.

I liked the X-ray effects of the movie whenever a fight was going to happen. I liked the part when Han refused to a fight a woman, he used Trish to fight her with. It looked more of a swing dance to me. Since Trish's words backed him up, the enemy was impaled through the heart. And after the final fight, Trish's father (Delroy Lindo), wanted to meet Han for himself, and I 'm glad he got that chance, I think it was silly for him to demand a handshake from him, but hey, he wanted to who the "cat" was, and make sure he did. Han never declined any offer only to know who was the troublemaker behind the "war". Before anyone remember seeing Aaliyah in "Queen of the Damned", check out this movie first. Rating 4 out of 5.


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