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 Nicholas Orton (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Kwan Ying (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Monkey King (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Confucius (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Friar Sand (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Pigsy (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Shu (2 episodes, 2001)
Henry O ...
 Wu Chan Yen (2 episodes, 2001)
Kay Sui Lim ...
 Subodhi (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Professor Sheng (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Marcus Harding (2 episodes, 2001)
Sai-Kit Yung ...
 Jade Emperor (2 episodes, 2001)
Kwong Loke ...
 Imperial Crier (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Skeleton Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Big Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Hossan Leong ...
 Spectacles Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Hon Ping Tang ...
 Nine Inch Nail Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Picasso Tan ...
 Pointy Head Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Pik Sen Lim ...
 Granny Monkey (2 episodes, 2001)
Jacqueline Chan ...
 Mother Superior (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Prince of Confusion (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2001)
Chia Suan ...
 Whitesnake (2 episodes, 2001)
Gregory Teo ...
 Chef 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Ian U'Chong ...
 Chef 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Confusion's 4th Wife (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Linda (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Communist Official (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeremy Zhang ...
 Barman / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Nicholas Lee ...
 Terracotta Warrior 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Stiven Liang ...
 Terracotta Warrior 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Terracotta Warrior 3 (2 episodes, 2001)
Takatsuna Mukai ...
 Wolf-Demon General (2 episodes, 2001)
Steven Woon ...
 Bearded Priest (2 episodes, 2001)
Marjorie Ho ...
 Old Liang (2 episodes, 2001)
Cecil Cheng ...
 Monkey (2 episodes, 2001)
Teo-Wa Vuong ...
 Maiden 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Yuka Uto ...
 Maiden 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Anthony Chinn ...
 Citizen 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Ozzie Yue ...
 Citizen 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Umbrella King (2 episodes, 2001)
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American journalist Nick Orton is caught up in the world of Chinese gods and monsters while on a search for the long lost manuscript to 'Hsi Yu Chi' (The Journey to the West) by Wu Ch'eng En. He is accompanied on his journey by a humanoid ape with incredible strength and magical powers, a humanoid pig-man, and his brother-in-arms, an ex-cannibal. Based on one of the greatest stories in Chinese history. Written by Lawrence De Meza <demzalf@earthlink.net>

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Reluctant hero, beautiful goddess, three days to save the world. See more »

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Uses several visual ideas from "The Monkey King" television series from the 1960s. See more »

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Nicholas Orton: So I might never get rich, buy my own jet, or even maintain a stock portfolio. But when I look in her eyes, I know that none of these things really matter.
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References The City of Lost Children (1995) See more »

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Wonderful modern play off the legend of the Monkey King
17 November 2001 | by (Waldport, Oregon) – See all my reviews

The Lost Empire is a excellent updating and play off a an ancient Chinese novel entitled "Journey to the West".

For viewers who have some knowledge of Chinese myths and stories this movie is a real treat. It brings back all the wonderful characters of one of the most beloved novels of childhood.

On the other hand if you don't have a clue who the Monkey King was, let alone the celestial Kingdom and the Jade Emperor, than you might not get the underlying story elements, but the movie should still be a great deal of fun simply as a great adventure story with wonderful special effects and some very amusing characters.

This movie can be enjoyed by young and old. Think of it as an Asian version of Wizard of Oz, Ben Hur and Indiana Jones all rolled into one.


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