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San wa (2005)

Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, whom is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named OK-soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Shao ...
Nangong Yan
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Weixing Yao ...
General Shen
Jianzhong Zhang ...
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General Choi (as Choi Min Soo)
Yang Jian ...
General Choi's Aide
Gang Wu ...
General Choi's Aide
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William
Maggie Lau ...
Maggie
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Sudhanshu Pandey ...
Dasar Guard Captain (as Sudanshu Pandde)
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Governess
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Artist
Sasidharan Nair Sajith Kumar ...
Dasar Guard A
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Martial arts legend Jackie Chan stars as Jack, a world-renowned archaeologist who has begun having mysterious dreams of a past life as a warrior in ancient China. When a fellow scientist enlists his help locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact. Assisted by the spirit of a noble princess... Written by Anonymous

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An Unforgettable Journey Through Time Unearths A Hero For The Ages


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$801,793 (Hong Kong), 23 September 2005, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

HKD 70,000,000, 28 September 2005
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Trivia

(at around 56 mins) When Jack is talking on the phone in the car, his contacts display lists "Stanley Tong" as a contact. Stanley Tong was the director of this film, and he is also credited for numerous behind-the-scene roles. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) During the first sword fight, Jackie's character accidentally impales his opponent, at an angle upward through his back. Upon the camera moving away and then back, the sword is suddenly through his opponent's stomach, completely level. See more »

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Endless Love
(Mandarin version)
Sung by Sun Nan and Han Hong
Lyrics by Wang Zhongyan
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Worth it for the rat glue factory scene alone
28 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's worth seeing the movie just even for the rat glue factory scene. It's a wonderful Jackie Chan physical comedy combined with a really nice striptease from the super hot Indian actress. Sure to become a classic scene.

The rest of the movie constitutes of a historical "Hero" like war martial art action with some modern Jackie Chan slapstick. The plot is very tenuous and was probably written after someone wanted a story with Chinese history combined with a modern drive towards the nascent Chinese scientific and technological resurgence.

Jackie Chan plays an Indiana Jones like archaeologist which spirals into a Lara Croft style adventure of finding very strange but mindbogglingly powerful things. Meanwhile a very hazy parallel story runs of a concubine who falls for a general played by Jackie Chan a few hundreds years in the past. There is anti-gravity devices and immortality pills thrown in as well.

Though it does get really cheesy and maudlin at times, it's a really fun movie to watch.


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