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Shanghai Noon (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  26 May 2000 (USA)
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A Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Merrill ...
Van Cleef
Imperial Guard (as Rong Guang Yu)
Ya Hi Cui ...
Imperial Guard (as Cui Ya Hi)
Imperial Guard (as Eric Chi Cheng Chen)
Blue (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Rafael Báez ...
Hooker in Distress


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 <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The old west meets the far east See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some drug humor, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Kid  »

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,647,065 (USA) (26 May 2000)


ESP 240,216,009 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Chinese characters shown in the background during the opening credits are excerpts from a translation of "The Frog Prince". See more »


During the bath scene, the level of the "firewater" in the bottle varies inconsistently between shots. See more »


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Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »


Followed by Shanghai Dawn See more »


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Written by Billy Gibbons (as Billy F. Gibbons), Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
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It's Jackie Chan! (again...)
7 June 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan is a master martial artist and stuntman. Every film he stars in is an exercise in demonstrating his skill in different, creative ways. If you go to see this movie expecting anything different, you'll be sorely disappointed.

However, if you're a Chan fan, prepare to be amazed once again. It's not the same spectacle one would find in previous works such as Rumble in the Bronx, but impressive nevertheless. Furthermore, the plot that ties these action sequences together is better than can be found in most films of the same genre. The clash between far east and wild west cultures and cinematographic stereotypes is amusing enough to keep the film entertaining throughout, and Chan's own tongue-in-cheek sense of humor makes the piece that much more delightful to watch.

Don't look for this one at the next Academy Awards, but then that's not what Jackie Chan is all about, is it. If you want a couple of hours of mindless entertainment and spectacle, this is the one to see.

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