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The Tuxedo (2002)

A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose secret agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.

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Storyline

Jimmy Tong is just a lowly chauffeur for millionaire Clark Devlin, until Devlin has an accident that puts him in the hospital. Tong is sent back to fetch some things for Devlin and unknowingly tries on Devlin's tuxedo and finds that it gives extraordinary powers to anyone that dons the suit. This discovery thrusts Tong into world of international intrigue and espionage and pairs him with an inexperienced partner. Written by Tim Salazar

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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27 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,051,028, 29 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,547,998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,391,623
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Trivia

When Jimmy goes through Mr. Devlin's address book looking for "Walter Strider", he finds phone numbers for Claudia Schiffer, Norman Schwarzkopf, Stephen Sondheim, and George M. Steinbrenner III. All of the numbers have special characters inserted to ensure that they are not real numbers that people might try to call. See more »

Goofs

When Del and James find the entrance to the lab, a crew member can be seen behind the fence. See more »

Quotes

James Brown: [to Del Blaine] There's one more thing I'd like to say, um... it's not the "in" thing today to give compliments to a young lady. But... I just got to let you know that... you got a nice rack.
Jimmy Tong: Oh, thank you, Mr. Brown.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the first part of the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Spy Next Door (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green & Ron Kersey (as Tyrone Kersey)
Performed by The Earl Young Band
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Far from Jackie's finest hour
21 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I started watching 'The Tuxedo' bearing in mind that I'd heard from Jackie fans and Jackie haters alike that 'The Tuxedo' was one of the worst movies ever. It looked like a kids movie, and so I was going to treat it accordingly. Then again, 'The Accidental Spy' looked like a kids movie, and 'Eagle Shadow Fist' looked like a Jackie Chan movie. I should have learned already not to assume anything about a Jackie Chan movie that I have not yet seen.

Jackie plays Jimmy Tong, a lowly chauffeur for millionaire and apparently world famous spy Clark Devlin. I always thought that if someone was a world famous spy, then they aren't doing their job properly. Then again, I always thought Jackie Chan always played action heroes who didn't need the help of some stupid gimmick to kick arse. When Devlin ends up hospital, Tong dons the super tuxedo of death and gets to work on stopping from a water dealing super villain and said villain's mad scientists.

I thought 'The Tuxedo' was meant to be a kids movie, but it seemed a little to adult to be a kids movies. Then again, it comes complete with kiddie violence. Few people would expect a good story from Jackie Chan, but what we do want is a solid action movie. All we have here is a movie obsessed with wires and CGI, and a lacklustre plot. I know Jackie is getting older, but 'New Police Story' had a fair share of wire work, and it managed to be entertaining. 'The Tuxedo' in unimpressive and not very exciting at all.

However, for all I've complained, 'The Tuxedo' has a few funny moments. The scene involving James Brown and Jackie Chan as the 'Emperor of Soul' being a highlight of the movie, even though is supposed to be some sort of action comedy...

'The Tuxedo' is not as entertaining as it looks. It has its moments, but not the sort of movie die hard Jackie Chan fans should watch if they have anything better to watch - 4/10


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