A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. Written by
The English translation of the drinking game song is: One crab with eight feet, painted horns - what a big crab./ Blinking eyes, shrinking head,/ crawling, crawling everywhere./ Two and Two, who should drink?/ Three and three, who drink first?/ Five and Five, who should drink?/ Two and two, you drink first. See more »
In one scene, O'Bannon tells Wang: "I don't know karate...", however, karate was unknown in the Western world prior to World War I (or later), so he wouldn't have even known what to call it. See more »
Imperial guard Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) is in love with Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu). She runs away from an arranged marriage but instead she's taken for ransom to America by traitor Lo Fong. Three guards are sent to pay the ransom and Chon Wang begs to join the expedition. In Nevada, they encounter train robber Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) and his gang. Wang and O'Bannon are forced together when Wallace takes over the gang and later O'Bannon is found cheating at cards.
Killing the uncle is probably not a good way to start the partnership. There are plenty of ways to better start the duo on their path together. That's really my only complaint. The comedy is sometimes broad like a hilarious Blazing Saddles scene. Jackie Chan is hilarious. Owen Wilson brings out his devilish charms. The old west is a great place for Jackie Chan to discover new props for his action scenes. The guys are a great comedy duo and there are plenty of big laughs.
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