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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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>

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The first kung-fu western ever 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  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Medicine Man: Don't worry, it could be worse - he could be a white guy.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »


References Caddyshack (1980) See more »


La Grange
Written by Billy Gibbons (as Billy F. Gibbons), Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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good comedic duo in kung fu western
23 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

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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