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The Medallion -- 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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22 August 2003 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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It Almost Worked!! See more (129 total) »

Cast

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Jackie Chan ... Eddie Yang

Lee Evans ... Arthur Watson

Claire Forlani ... Nicole James

Julian Sands ... Snakehead

John Rhys-Davies ... Cmdr. Hammerstock-Smythe

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang ... Lester (as Anthony Wong)
Christy Chung ... Charlotte Watson
Johann Myers ... Giscard
Alex Bao ... Jai (as Alexander Bao)

Siu-Ming Lau ... 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
Bruce Khan ... Snakehead Thug

Nicholas Tse ... Waiter

Edison Chen ... Waiter

Scott Adkins ... Henchman
Matt Routledge ... Henchman (as Matthew James Routledge)

Reuben Langdon ... Henchman (as Reuben Christopher Langdon)

Mark Strange ... Henchman (as Michael Strange)
Hiro Hayama ... Henchman (as Hiroyoshi Komuro)
Han Guan Hua ... Henchman
Neilí Conroy ... Interpol Receptionist
Billy Hill ... Miles Watson

Tara Leniston ... Jai's Nurse

Nicola Berwick ... Kidnap Nurse (as Nikki Berwick)
Paul Andreovski ... Kidnap Porter
Howard Gibbins ... Professor of Archeology

Rick Nathanson ... Physician
Alfred Cheung ... Chinese Professor
Mona Lynn ... Astrologer

Kirk Trutner ... Hippie Scientist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ricardo Mamood-Vega ... Interpol Agent Martin (uncredited)

Uri Schwarz ... Interpol Agent (uncredited)

Matthew Sturgess ... Interpol Agent Harrington (uncredited)

Chris Torres ... Henchmen (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gordon Chan 
 
Writing credits
Alfred Cheung (story and original characters)

Bennett Davlin (written by) (as Bennett Joshua Davlin) &
Alfred Cheung (written by) &
Gordon Chan (written by) &
Paul Wheeler (written by) and
Bey Logan (written by)

Produced by
Bill Borden .... co-executive producer
Jackie Chan .... executive producer
Willie Chan .... executive producer
Alfred Cheung .... producer
Tim Kwok .... co-producer
Candy Leung .... co-producer
Rick Nathanson .... line producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Adrian Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Wong (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Don Brochu 
Ki-hop Chan 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Wannipa Thaima 
 
Production Design by
Joseph C. Nemec III 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Cassie 
Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat 
Conor Dennison 
Anna Rackard 
 
Set Decoration by
Joanne Woollard 
 
Costume Design by
Grania Preston 
 
Makeup Department
Roisin O'Reilly .... assistant makeup artist
Simon Rose .... additional prosthetics technician
 
Production Management
Narimon Atibaed .... production manager: Thailand
Veerapol Atibaed Billy .... production supervisor
Howard Gibbins .... production manager
Chris Lowenstein .... production manager
Jenny Manriquez .... post-production supervisor: LA
Panyawadee Sangchai .... production supervisor (as Panyawadee Navarut Na Ayudhya)
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor: London
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Aarniokoski .... second unit director (as Doug Aarniokoski)
Susan Drennan .... third assistant director
Kamolporn Iamsakul .... third assistant director
Sharon Lam .... first assistant director: Ireland
Chedpong Laoyant .... first assistant director (as Cherdpong Laoyont)
Nick Laws .... first assistant director
Lemon Liu .... first assistant director: second unit
Sylvia Liu .... first assistant director
Gary Mak .... first assistant director
Tippawan Mamanee .... first assistant director: second unit
Tara McNamee .... assistant director
Brian 'Joker' Mulvey .... second second assistant director: Ireland
Suzanne Nicell .... second assistant director
Ka-Wai Tong .... second assistant director: Hong Kong and Thailand
 
Art Department
Ravi Bansal .... concept illustrator
Graeme Bird .... model maker
Tony Boston .... props
Leslie Burns .... third unit art director
Somm Suthinee Chantakarn .... set coordinator
Sarawut Chincharoen .... location
Tamara Conboy .... graphic designer
Stephen Daly .... storyboard artist
Cos Egan .... set dresser
Eoin Egan .... props
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Emma Hunt .... art assistant
Anna Kirwan .... assistant buyer
Chuchat Koosongdham .... assistant art director
Kate McColgan .... art department coordinator
Philip Murphy .... props
Boontawee 'Tor' Taweepasas .... construction buyer
Jil Turner .... props buyer
Jason Whetzell .... third unit assistant art director
Arthur Wicks .... property master
Oliver Wong .... art director: Hong Kong
 
Sound Department
John Chalfant .... sound effects editor
David B. Cohn .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos de Larios)
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
William Jacobs .... sound editor
Virom Jaroensuk .... boom operator
Drake Jenevein .... sound editor (as Drake Jenivein)
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Larry Kemp .... sound editor
Namchai Kongchayut .... boom operator
Larry Mann .... supervising sound editor (as Lawrence H. Mann)
Carla Murray .... sound editor
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Colin Rogers .... adr mixer
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Scott A. Tinsley .... sound editor (as Scott Tinsley)
Simon J. Willis .... production sound mixer
Chris Winter .... assistant sound editor (as Christopher Winter)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects supervisor: Ireland
Gerry P. Farrell .... special effects technician
Kevin Nolan .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Nicolas Aithadi .... lead 3D animator: MPC
Henry Badgett .... roto/prep artist: MPC
Angela Barson .... compositing supervisor
Simon Brown .... lead research and development
Gary Brozenich .... sequence lead
Peter Connelly .... digital compositor
Mark Curtis .... digital compositor
Marion Davey .... visual effects production coordinator
Paddy Eason .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Elman .... visual effects editor
Chris Elson .... digital compositor
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Matthew Gidney .... lead technical director
Rachael Haupt .... concept artist
Rachael Haupt .... creature designer
Charley Henley .... digital compositor
Rob Hill .... digital camera operator
Robin Hollander .... digital artist
Rudi Holzapfel .... digital compositor
Lorea Hoye .... visual effects line producer: MPC (as Loreah Hoye)
Merrin Jensen .... visual effects producer
Lars Johansson .... CG supervisor
Paddy Kelly .... visual effects production coordinator
Tom Kimberley .... roto/prep artist
Ines Krüger .... digital compositor
Ines Krüger .... digital painter
Stuart Lashley .... digital compositor
Wendy Lee .... visual effects production coordinator
Sarah Lockwood .... digital compositor
Aron Makkai .... cg animator
Andrew Marshall .... cg animator
Dan Neal .... 3D artist
Catherine Nelson .... digital compositor
Steve Pang .... visual effects assistant editor
Simon Payne .... animator: MPC
Olivier Poujaud .... lead compositor
Richard Stammers .... digital artist
Jelena Stojanovic .... sequence supervisor
Kat Szuminska .... digital compositor
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Malin Tvedt .... digital compositor
John Van Hoey Smith .... data operator
Sheila Wickens .... digital compositor: MPC (as Sheila Gorman)
Christian Zeh .... digital compositor
Howard Berry .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
Richard Yeomans .... visual effects runner: MPC (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bradley James Allan .... stunts
Paul Andreovski .... stunts
Lan Hai Han .... stunt coordinator
Yu Haoer .... stunts
Jun He .... stunts (as He Jun)
Te Hu Hsiao .... stunts (as Siu Tak Fu)
Han Guan Hua .... stunts
Tin Chiu Hung .... stunts (as Sammy Hung)
Allen Keng .... stunt performer (as Allan Keng)
Chi Kit Lee .... stunts (as Lee Chi Kit)
In Seob Lee .... stunts (as Lee In Seob)
Chung Chi Li .... stunt coordinator (as Li Chung Chi)
Ke Ming Lin .... stunt coordinator (as Lam Hark Ming)
Giedrius Nagys .... stunts
Chang Dong Oh .... stunts
Hyun Jin Park .... stunts (as Park Hyun Jin)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt driver (reshoots only)
Kim Woo Sang .... stunts
Gang Wu .... stunt performer (as Wu Gang)
Guo Yang .... stunts
Philippe Zone .... stunt coordinator
Scott Adkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Ricardo Alexander .... stunts (uncredited)
Nicola Berwick .... stunts: knight 2 (uncredited)
Paul Burke .... utility stunts: Ireland (uncredited)
Marky Lee Campbell .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Anthony Carpio .... stunts (uncredited)
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Tat-Kwong Chan .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Ching Sau Yat .... stunts (uncredited)
Brendan Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Eigo .... stunts (uncredited)
Dominick Hewitt .... stunt double: Lee Evans (uncredited)
Han Guan Hua .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
David Ismalone .... stunts (uncredited)
Bruce Khan .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Rocky Lai .... stunts (uncredited)
Reuben Langdon .... stunt double: Julian Sands (uncredited)
Reuben Langdon .... stunts (uncredited)
In Seob Lee .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Bey Logan .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Lui .... assistant fight choreographer (uncredited)
Jimmy Lui .... fight trainer (uncredited)
Wai Cheung Mak .... stunts (uncredited)
Ricardo Mamood-Vega .... stunts (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
Erik Markus Schuetz .... stunts (uncredited)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Patrick O'Neill .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Hyun Jin Park .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Jude Poyer .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Reilly .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Gary Robinson .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Mark Strange .... stunts (uncredited)
Matthew Sturgess .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Don Thai Theerathada .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Torres .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Benny Urquidez .... fight trainer (uncredited)
Kwok Fai Yung .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barnard .... director of photography: second unit
Darryl Byrne .... assistant camera: time-lapse photography
Donal Caulfield .... cinematographer: time-lapse unit
Hugh-Thomas Cavanagh .... electrician: Dublin
John Conroy .... focus puller: "b" camera
Tony Devlin .... gaffer
Richie Egan .... grip
Sarah Francis .... clapper loader: extra unit
Robert Hamilton .... video assist operator
Stan Hoyt .... electrician
Patric Kickham .... video assist operator
Seamus Lynch .... electrician
Philip McKeon .... first assistant camera
Anthony Meade .... additional clapper loader
Philip Murphy .... grip
Stephen Murphy .... additional assistant camera
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer
Matt Skinner .... director of photography: second unit
Surachet Thongmee .... gaffer: second unit
Jimmy Wong .... camera operator
Jimmy Wong .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Animation Department
Robert Hemmings .... animator
 
Casting Department
Prayoot Attasilapakit .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Wain .... costume supervisor
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant costume designer (as Karen Yip)
 
Editorial Department
Ray Boniker .... assistant editor: LA (as Raymond Boniker)
Jeff Gullo .... assistant editor: LA (as Jeffrey S. Gullo)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
John Keel .... post-production assistant
Alan Z. McCurdy .... first assistant editor (as Alan 'The Dragon' McCurdy)
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Cameron Spencer .... assistant editor: avid
Claus Wehlisch .... assistant editor: London
Mark Wright .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jay Duerr .... music editor
Gary Lionelli .... composer: additional music
Gary Lionelli .... orchestrator
Alexandra Patsavas .... music consultant (as Alex Patsavas)
Steve Porcaro .... composer: additional music
Steve Porcaro .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Eddie Cullen .... transportation captain
Fiona Mulvey .... assistant transportation captain
 
Other crew
Lark Bernini .... production coordinator
Miriam Cahill .... assistant to producers: Ireland
Sandra Campbell .... shipping coordinator
Sasha Charuvastra .... photo double
Catherine Geary .... location assistant
Donal Geraghty .... production accountant
Moira Houlihan .... unit publicist
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... action director (as Sammo Hung)
David Jones .... photo double
Bruce Khan .... assistant fight choreographer: Sammo Hung
Watanachon Kongthon .... set production assistant
Matt Kosokoff .... photo double: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Thailand
Matt Kosokoff .... stand-in: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Thailand
Ashifa Lalani .... first assistant accountant
Charles McDonald .... unit publicist
John McKenna .... senior armorer
Johnny Mulligan .... location accountant
Elaine Nicell .... assistant production coordinator
Anchittha Phongchub .... production assistant
Sven Rittershaus .... photo double
Edmund Sampson .... assistant location manager
Steve Sandford .... photo double
Somprasong Srikrajang .... set production assistant
Vasit Suchitta .... prosthetic effects
Weerasak Suriyo .... set production assistant (as Werasak Suriyo)
Thanita Thnatsong .... set production assistant
Clodagh Tierney .... location manager
Kathleen Weir .... script supervisor
Diana C. Weng .... dialogue coach: Mr. Chan
Sabine Wührer .... script timer
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sexual humor
Runtime:
88 min
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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:
Factual errors: Interpol has no investigative branch/field agents. The investigative police of the European Union is called Europol. Interpol solely compiles and distributes intelligence gathered by local and federal EU member state police agencies, much like the US NSA, except the NSA has field agents to also gather information and investigate crimes.See more »
Quotes:
Snakehead:Treat him like a prince.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Cue the Pulse to BeginSee more »

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Why was it changed to Highbender?
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
It Almost Worked!!, 23 August 2003
Author: jrat6200 (jrat6200@yahoo.com) from San Antonio, Texas

Being a long time fan of Hong Kong cinema and a big Jackie Chan fan, I had high hopes for The Medallion. Shanghai Knights was pretty good. When I saw the trailer for The Medallion, it showed Jackie performing as usual plus the cgi crap. But, I wanted to give it a chance. A lot of film experts and other sources of information gave insight into the movie, and it received a lot of promotion. I thought Jackie would return to his original style in this one considering his age. I'm going to look at two perspectives of film, the pros and cons.

PROS - There were two action scenes where Jackie doesn't do any wire martial arts nor requires cgi involvement during the first half of the movie. Given the fact that Jackie is reaching 50, he can still get down. The female lead was great. Claire Forlani exceeded my expectations of the female character, and her acting wasn't really bad either. She gets to do some martial arts herself (couldn't stand Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Tuxedo egh!!!). Lee Evans provides the comic relief along Jackie's martial arts and stunt work. I liked the way Hong Kong and American filmmakers collaborated to do the film. Look out for veteran Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong in a supporting role as the bad guy.

CONS - The cgi incorporated into the film just didn't do it for me. Filmmakers can't use cgi for everything. I'm tired of seeing people running through trees and jumping over things that's not possible in reality. The plot in the film had to many holes and seemed to be rushed at times. Jackie's acting didn't seem to fair well including the chemistry between him and Claire. It seemed to dull. Julian Sands wasted his time in this film. Hope he takes this as a lesson learned. Bey Logan's writing skills needs a brush up before he can continue on in my opinion. I hope he doesn't utilize the same form in the upcoming movie, Kung Fu Master. The mystical kid in the movie annoyed me too much, and he only said two sentences throughout the whole movie. Repeating the Golden Child theme is just ridiculous.

All in all, the movie was alright. Compared to Jackie's recent American releases, this better than The Tuxedo but less than Shanghai Knights. Jackie doesn't have to take every movie offer he can. Take a break and come back with the Police Story series or something. This is a type of movie that can only be seen once or twice if you want to consider your judgement about the movie.

My final vote 6/10

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