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Bulletproof Monk (2003)

 -  Action | Comedy | Fantasy  -  16 April 2003 (USA)
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Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whom he can teach to protect a scroll.

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Monk With No Name (as Chow Yun-Fat)
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For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. Written by Press kit

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scroll | monk | nazi | tibetan | tibetan monk | See more »

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A power beyond measure requires a protector without equal. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,427 (Brazil) (6 February 2004)

Gross:

$131,427 (Brazil) (6 February 2004)
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Trivia

Heath Ledger considered the role of Kar but turned it down to star in Ned Kelly (2003). See more »

Goofs

At the inside shot of Kar climbing through Jade's window when he lets go with his hands he appears to be quite well supported, even though the previous outside shot showed there was nothing for him stand on outside. See more »

Quotes

Monk With No Name: It's not about anger - it's about peace. It's not about power - it's about grace. It's not about knowing your enemy - it's about knowing yourself.
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Written by Bittu Dhakiwala
Performed by X-Crew/Bittu Dhakiwala
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Well, I liked it!
9 June 2004 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

I thought it was charming. I thought it was fun. I enjoyed it a great deal. I liked the characters a lot too (especially the Monk). Now I'm looking for other movies starring Yun-Fat Chow.

I must admit that I did find the underground cavern and the mysterious mind-reading device to be rather over-the-top, but that was the only part of the movie I didn't like.

Please keep in mind that this movie _is_ based on a comic book. It's not meant to be Important, World-changing theatre. It's meant to be a fast-paced (it is), interesting (I thought so), fun-to-watch (yes) story.


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