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Shanghai Noon (2000)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  26 May 2000 (USA)
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Jackie Chan plays 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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Imperial Guard (as Rong Guang Yu)
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Hooker in Distress
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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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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,901 (Finland) (10 November 2000)

Gross:

ESP 240,216,009 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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There is a brief scene where a pioneer couple watches from a distance while two of the Chinese railroad workers practice martial arts with large knives. The woman comments that "they don't look like injuns", and her husband replies that "they're not injuns, they're Jews!". This may be a reference to the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) that the Native American peoples are actually the descendants of a lost tribe of Israel. See more »

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When Chon Wang is protecting the Indian kid, two warriors on horseback arrive. In the first shot, one of them has distinct black and white war paint on his face. In the next shot he is replaced by a different rider, but then returns later in another scene. See more »

Quotes

Roy O'Bannon: Just relax.
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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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