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


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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Release Date:

March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El secreto del talismán  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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Technical Specs


(USA) (Miramax)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Doesn't cut it, even with Michelle Yeoh
1 August 2003 | by (Baltimore, MD, USA) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of Michelle Yeoh, I was waiting with baited breath to see a beautifully photographed movie with her as the star. An English language movie that was supposed to have world-wide appeal, proof to everyone that she had the true star power she already had for me and many others. While the photography was gorgeous and her strength in the lead role was obvious, the story was weak. Worse yet, the action scenes seemed too slow and "choreographed-looking." The attempts at humor were not only poor, but got really annoying. Worst of all, Michelle played the role of a wonderfully dynamic, good-hearted, woman who still loves a heel, a former love and father of their son. Ben Chaplin does a good job of playing the role of a self-centered, unreliable, untrustworthy crook with absolutely no redeeming value. I know in real life lots of women love the worst men, so there's no escapism here. But this movie makes it look like its cool to be a jerk, making it all the harder to watch. I bought the DVD for my Michelle collection. How many times I'll be able to watch it, I don't know.

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