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Romeo Must Die (2000)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  22 March 2000 (USA)
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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 »

Genres:

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:

£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

Kai: I guess I could use a little exercise.
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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 Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Inside My Mind/Blue Skies
Written by Andrew Cato (as Andy Cato), Tom Findlay (as Thomas Findlay) and Irving Berlin
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of Jive Electro/Pepper 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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