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Shanghai Noon (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 26 May 2000 (USA)
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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Storyline

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>

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

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26 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Kid  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$56,932,305 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Trivia

The name of the presiding judge, written on the wall of the building behind Roy and Chon when they are about to be hanged, is "Moriarty" - a nod to Associate Producer Bruce Moriarty. See more »

Goofs

By the end of the train robbery most of the train cars have been uncoupled from the train, and most of the cargo lost (the load of logs, the safe). Throughout the scene, the locomotive keeps chugging along as if nothing has happened. The locomotive crew would have noticed their load getting lighter unless they were dead or unconscious, and there is no implication that this is the case. See more »

Quotes

Chon Wang: Let me out! Give me the book back! I have to go to Carson City to rescue the Princess! You've got the wrong person, I don't belong here!
[yells in Chinese]
Roy O'Bannon: [sarcastically] Keep going with the Chinese, I think that's working. I think they're just about to let you out.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Back in the Saddle Again
Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
Performed by Aerosmith
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Successful and FUNNY melding of East and West

Great fun!

Jackie Chan brings his brand of physical comedy to Hollywood with another buddy movie. Similar to his "Rush Hour" series with Chris Tucker, Chan sets this one in the American old west and chooses Owen Wilson as his partner.

I like these better than the Rush Hours. Tucker and Owen are both excellent playing opposite Chan in both series, but the Shanghai series seems to offer Jackie better venues for his elaborate fight sequences. Saloons, brothels and even wilderness settings are used with great success.

And make no mistake, the fight sequences are what make (or break) a Jackie Chan movie. "Fight sequence" of course means something different in a Chan movie as opposed to normal action fare. Rather than true violence, Jackie's fight scenes are more Vaudeville than "Pulp Fiction". More Chaplin than Jet Li. Each fight is painstakingly choreographed to interact with the set surrounding it. Tables, chairs, vases, antlers, shrubbery... the list goes on.

A successful Jackie Chan movie seems to contain a comedy-oriented story, a lightly delivered moral message, and lots of action. Shanghai Noon certainly delivers here.

I spent the entire movie either chuckling to myself or laughing out loud, and had a very satisfied smile when the credits rolled. Highly recommended.

7 out of 10.


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