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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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The continuing adventures of former Chinese Imperial guard Chon Wang and American bandit, Roy O'Bannon.

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Van Cleef
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Imperial Guard (as Rong Guang Yu)
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Imperial Guard (as Eric Chi Cheng Chen)
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Blue (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Rafael Báez ...
Vasquez
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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 »


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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

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ESP 240,216,009 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Despite your typical buddy/cop film, this has a few good twists and turns
21 November 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I've seen "Rush Hour" and I'm a big fan. I'm aware of how soon Shanghai Noon came out after Rush Hour. So, I didn't want to give it much of a chance. I mean, come on. Typical Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson? But over all, Shanghai Noon, despite it's typical clicee's of a buddy/cop movie or even cowboy/samuri if you will, you get into it. I think I was just in a good mood today. You get your Jackie Chan moves with your fun humor and inaccurate history. But just have fun I would say. I'm sorry, I really can't come up with anything else because this is a typical film. Just like a dictionary; look up Rush Hour. Same plot, different time, different actors. I would recommend Rush Hour, Lethal Weapon, or any other buddy/cop movies. You'll get the same thing pretty much. Like I said though, if you get a kick out of those flicks, you'll probably like this one too!

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