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The Touch (2002)

Tian mai zhuan qi (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Romance | March 2003 (USA)
A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pak Yin Fay
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Eric
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Karl
Sihung Lung ...
The Monk-Dun Huang
Brandon Chang ...
Pak Yeuk Tong
Margaret Wang ...
Lily
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Bob
Emmanuel Lanzi ...
Draco
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Ping
Gabriel Harrison ...
Sam (as Gabriel Hoi)
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Yin's Father
Zhenhai Kou ...
Silvio
Chang Sheng Liu ...
Pang
Hua Qin ...
Fat-Wah
Sua Lang Rao Deng ...
The monk - 700 Yrs. Ago
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Storyline

A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El secreto del talismán  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$89,394 (Hong Kong) (16 August 2002)
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(USA) (Miramax)

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2.35 : 1
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Back in 2002, Miramax bought the rights to the film, removing 20 minutes of footage out (resulting in a 83 minute version), and completing the special effects CGI scenes and originally scheduling a 2003-2004 theatrical releases but shelved it until it was only shown on Netflix and Aol On. See more »

Quotes

Eric: Look, I only steal from the rich.
Pak Yin Fay: Only because the poor don't have anything worth taking.
Eric: There's an element of truth to that.
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Crouching Tiger and the Last Crusade
1 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Unoriginal, poorly produced, poorly acted, and ultimately disappointing, this film takes the beautifully orchestrated acrobatic moves of Crouching Tiger (not to mention the leading lady), but executes them with an awkwardness surpassed only by the overused blue-screen and computer-generated special effects. Some of the action scenes were well done, but as a whole, it failed to bring anything more than what most low-grade action films offer.

The many attempts to inject humor into the film, via the classic "moronic American idiot" who bumbles around the film acting like he just left the set of latest Police Academy installment, is so out of place that it annoyinging disrupts the flow of the film and leaves the audience to wonder, "what the hell is that guy doing in this movie?"

Perhaps most disappointing were the performances of the two lead characters, who after promising roles in "Crouching Tiger" and "Birthday Girl" seemed to have settled for whatever script was tossed their way.

I rated this film a 4. It was compelling enough that I stayed to see the ending, but in the end, I wish that I hadn't. Utterly forgettable and disappointing...


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