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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 ...
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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 <>

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  »

Filming Locations:


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The song played when Roy is teaching Chon to be a cowboy is Kid Rock's "Cowboy". See more »


When Wang and Roy are talking in the jail cell, Roy mentions "...your friends on the train?" to Chon, as if he knows about the other guards. However, Roy couldn't have known, because he never visited the caboose during the robbery. See more »


Chon Wang: What happened my horse? Is he dead?
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7 March 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'Shanghai Noon' is a western-comedy starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. Chan is Chon Wang (sounds like John Wayne) and Wilson is Roy O'Bannon, a perfect name for the outlaw he is. Wang is in the USA because he has to save a princess, played by Lucy Liu. He and O'Bannon have to work together, why and how is not important at all.

What is important is the fun they have together, and therefore the fun we have while watching that. We have the usual Jackie Chan martial art and this time it is combined with the very funny Owen Wilson talking. For some reason I like him in almost every movie and here he gets at least one laugh in every scene. Try not to think too much and you must be able to enjoy this movie as much as I did.

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