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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

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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)
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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 Classic Western Gets A Kick In The Pants. 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

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Marshall Nathan Van Cleef is a homage to Lee Van Cleef, who starred in many spaghetti westerns. See more »

Goofs

When Wang says, "The sun rises in the east, blah, blah, blah," O'Bannon's left arm changes from pointing at Wang to being in the tub in the next shot, and then in the next shot his arms and shoulders are further out again. See more »

Quotes

Roy O'Bannon: Let me put it this way. My horse is definitely not my best friend.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Karate Kid (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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