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The Medallion (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 22 August 2003 (USA)
A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

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Cast

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Lester (as Anthony Wong)
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Charlotte Watson
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Giscard
Alex Bao ...
Jai (as Alexander Bao)
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Antiquerium Dealer (as Lau Siu Ming)
Diana C. Weng ...
Undercover Woman (as Diana Weng)
Pok Fu Chow ...
High Priest
Tat-Kwong Chan ...
Monk
Wai Cheung Mak ...
Monk (as Mak Wai Cheung)
Anthony Carpio ...
Guard Monk
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Storyline

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. Written by AB

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Highbinders  »

Box Office

Budget:

$41,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$406,318 (Hong Kong) (15 August 2003)

Gross:

$22,108,977 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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Trivia

Originally title was "Highbinders". See more »

Goofs

When Eddie gets off the chopper you can see the camera in the back window of the SUV that he is getting into. See more »

Quotes

Snakehead: [after Nicole falls to her death and Eddie is unable to save her, Snakehead tries to persuade Eddie to join him] My brother... don't be sentimental. It's so... unnecessary. It's so human. So normal. You and I will live forever. We are the lords of time. We can take whatever we want, whenever we choose. What difference can a simple life like hers make to us? We are immortal!
Eddie Yang: Let me show you!
[Eddie flies upward to begin his duel with Snakehead]
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits, ending with a shot of Eddie and Nicole flying through the air away from the castle. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #31.1 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Barfight
Written by Bill Jackson & Cesar Rosas
Performed by Jay Days Band
Courtesy of Quefijo Music
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Jackie Chan is the Man!
23 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie even though there are way too many holes in the film. If you compare this movie to the Rush Hour movies or Shanghai Noon, you will probably hate this film. I saw this movie with a laidback mind and expecting nothing more than a fun action movie. That is what I got. The story is about a medallion that has two halves. Each half gives superhuman strength to the user, but you have to be dead first. If the halves are combined, you get immortality. Now Chan and his gang of Interpol cops must keep the medallion and the user, a kid away from the people who want to use the medallion for bad. Jackie Chan is very clever in this film. He acts well and adds a bit of comedy. Claire Forlani also did a great job. Lee Evans was so-so. He can be a bit annoying. The special effects sucked. A rule of advice is never add CGI to a Jackie Chan movie. It will make that movie bad. What is the point of the cat meowing? It made the movie even worse. Overall, this is a good family film, even though it's a bit cheesy. I rate this movie 9/10.


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