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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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Cast

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Lester (as Anthony Wong)
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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)
Chow Pok Fu ...
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:

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

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

Eddie uses a "NOD" (night optical device) to check out the dock before they get out of the water, but leaves the lens cap in place. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Watson: [Repeated line] Interpol! Freeze!
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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 »

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Surprisingly very enjoyable
17 August 2005 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I must say I didn't take care about renting this movie because of so many negative reviews, but when I saw it I was very fairly surprised. It's different from other Jackie movies, but who would like to make the same sort of movies for so many years?? Those who criticize this movie for having short action scenes, special effects, wires and so on should realize, that Jackie is not that young guy anymore and it's harder and harder for him to do the same difficult stunts he did when he was 30. In this move Jackie uses many special effects and wire-work, so in some battles he fights like Jet Li, runs across branches, jumps into unbelievable heights...... The movie contains some very good acting (the only character I really disliked almost from the beginning of the movie was Lee Evans, he seemed to me like a bad parody on Mr. Bean), some corny dialogues and funny moments, big amount of fantasy and mysticism, great stunts (especially the one where he chases one villain across the city, running over walls, jumping across fences etc.- some wires were used but that doesn't make it less amusing) and some fantastic fight scenes. I really enjoyed the fight on the ship when Jackie in a diving suit gradually fights one baddie after another- this scene is without wires and Jackie shows off some excellent moves. Another great fight scene is one of the final ones in Snakehead's cave (or whatever it is). Many special effects are used in this one so Jackie fights like a modern version of Jet Li, it's very short, but absolutely amazing. I consider this one of the greatest movies I have lately seen.


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