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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)
Christy Chung ...
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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Genres:

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

According to tour guides at Dublin Castle in Ireland, Jackie Chan hopped onto the throne during filming. This made him the first person to sit on the throne since King George V. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie and Nicole reached Watson's house and are talking outside, you see the reflection of the cameraman on the door. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Yang: [Standing next to his corpse] Let me check
[Lifts the sheet, checks the lower body and lowers the sheet]
Eddie Yang: It's really me!
Arthur Watson: Are you sure?
Eddie Yang: You think I don't recognise my own thing?
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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

References Lee Evans: So What Now? (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Twist and Shout
Written by Bert Berns & Phil Medley
Performed by Andy Summers y Los Musicos
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Too Painful to Watch, Too Loud to Sleep Through
20 September 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

In 3 words, awful, awful, awful.

I began watching Jackie Chan movies because it was SO cool that anyone could move like that. He didn't need the stuntmen, he didn't need the CGI, he was just that good. Plus, his movies had a sense of humor that was subtle enough to be funny without feeling you were being hit in the head with a 2x4.

And now this travesty of a movie. The action scenes? CGI'd up to the point that Ben Affleck could pull 'em off. The comedy? Lame, and forced.

As I sat in shell-shocked silence at the end of the movie (having tried desperately yet unsuccessfully several times throughout to go to sleep), all I could wonder is, what was Jackie Chan thinking? :(


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