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The Touch (2002)
"Tian mai zhuan qi" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  March 2003 (USA)
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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)
Winston Chao ...
Yin's Father
Zhenghai Kou ...
Silvio
Chang Sheng Liu ...
Pang
Hua Qin ...
Fat-Wah
Sua Lang Rao Deng ...
The monk - 700 Yrs. Ago
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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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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:

$374,279 (France) (15 August 2003)

Gross:

$374,279 (France) (15 August 2003)
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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 »

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Karl: Eric is a special case. He excels at taking things... he just can't seem to hold on to them.
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Wonderful film
22 October 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I do not have any idea why so many people posted adverse reviews of this movie. In any movie that has martial arts in it you have to let your self be carried into the theme. The same can be said for many other types of movies as well.

The Touch is a beautiful movie. Everything about it's imagery brings back a feeling of days gone by when big Hollywood pictures made their audience gasp at the beauty or the vastness for just a few examples.

This has special effects that look great. The story is interesting instead of just an excuse for martial arts to happen. We thought the idea and the way it was portrayed was wonderful and commanding. You can get lost in watching this movie as you care more and more about the characters and the problems they must handle. Dane Cook is even in there for a little extra humor to even things out, and does a very good job.

The story for it's type is believable and the people populating it deal with real life as well as the mystical world. One reviewer said that the love interest was a thief and was put off by that.

People sometimes change and learn and bond during rites of movie passage. Sometimes in real life the same thing can happen on a smaller scale.

I have never written a review before but I found myself needing to take up for this beautiful movie. I love it. My husband loves it. My only problem is that we rented it and the second disk is not included, so we are missing some of the specials. Perhaps even a commentary that is all in English, because the disk we have has one that is in a mixture of languages that is hard to follow.

This is a lovely film. In scope, in imagery, in story and in the of acting that brings forth that story. It is a film to cherish and watch many times.


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