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Bulletproof Monk (2003)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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16 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexisfairos kalogeros  »

Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£607,839 (UK) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

$131,427 (Brazil) (6 February 2004)
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Jaime King broke her finger during filming, but not in any of the stunts - just while walking up the stairs talking on the phone. See more »

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When Kar climbs through Jade's window as it changes to the inside shot it looks like a different window to the outside shot, the appearance of the window sill is not the same and Kar is also grabbing the inside ledge not the outside ledge as before. See more »

Quotes

Monk With No Name: Air is as real as you and me. You have to step on it as if it were a stone, swim through it as if it were the sea. All you have to do is truly believe.
Kar: Believe what, that the laws of gravity don't exist?
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References Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »

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Tall Cans in the Air (re-mix)
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It could have been good...
19 September 2003 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I was sadly disappointed by this movie. Not that my expcectations were very high to begin with but I felt that the basic premise of the story actually had good potential. Unfortunately that potential was squandered.

As a semi-brainless action film with some good special effects it was entertaining. But the movie repeatedly fell into the pitraps cliches and stereotypes. An australian gang leader living in the subways named "Funktastic" with the bad-girl girlfriend? You've got to be kidding. It almost felt like too many producers had their greedy fingers in the pie and the whole thing got watered down to the lowest common denominator.

If they had have taken the time to go beyond the cliches and stereotypes and write some interesting dialog and supporting characters it could have been good.


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