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The Medallion (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  22 August 2003 (USA)
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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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Lester (as Anthony Wong)
Christy Chung ...
Charlotte Watson
Johann Myers ...
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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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:

$130,927 (Japan) (18 June 2004)
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Trivia

After seeing credited director Gordon Chan's rough cut, Columbia hired Douglas Aarniokoski to shoot new sequences and re-edited the film extensively. 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

References Jackie Chan Adventures (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Cue the Pulse to Begin
Written by Richard Jankovich
Performed by Burnside Project
Courtesy of Bar None Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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'Medallion' doesn't score high with other Chan movies, but it's fun enough and better than his bomb 'The Tuxedo'

Medallion, The - Hong Kong detective, while hot on the heels of a megalomaniac bad guy, dies after an accident to save a young Chinese boy known as `the chosen one', but is resurrected by the boy's supernatural medallion that grants him immortality and invincibility. Chan's physical grace is still intact while the large-scale martial arts moves are replaced more than augmented with cartoonish special effects. The English dubbing is typically shoddy and the script witless (with much credit due to Evans' idiotic ways), but the movie is an OK, nondescript diversion. ** ½


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