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The Myth (2005) More at IMDbPro »Shen hua (original title)

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The Myth -- Martial arts legend Jackie Chan is Jack, a world-renowned archaeologist who is having mysterious dreams of a past life as a warrior in ancient China. It may be more than a dream.

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Release Date:
23 September 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Some vinatge Jackie with side order of cheese See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... General Meng Yi / Dr Jack Chan

Hee-seon Kim ... Ok-soo

Tony Leung Ka Fai ... William

Mallika Sherawat ... Samantha
Ken Lo ... Dragon

Rongguang Yu ... Zhao Kuang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ram Gopal Bajaj ... The Guru
Min-su Choi ... General Choi (as Choi Min Soo)

Jason Chong ... Jack / General Meng-Yi (English Revoice)
Kumman Gopakumar ... Dasar Policeman
Hiro Hayama ... Tiger
Jun He ... Phoenix
Leon Head ... Dr. Smith
Sasidharan Nair Sajith Kumar ... Dasar Guard A
Biju Kumman ... Dasar Policeman
Sunil Kumar Kumman ... Dasar Guard B
Maggie Lau ... Maggie
Xuetong Li ... Curator
Jingke Liang ... Governess (as Liang Jingke)
Karimbil Nidheesh ... Dasar Policeman
Sudhanshu Pandey
Hyun Jin Park ... Eagle
Bing Shao ... Nangong Yan
Zi-liang Shi ... Imperial doctor
Qiao Shun ... Eunuch

Zhou Sun ... Mr. Koo
Patrick Tam ... General Xu Gui
Ken Wong ... Rebel General Meng Jie
Weixing Yao ... General Shen
Tak Yuen ... Dasar Monk (as Richard Hung)
Jianzhong Zhang ... Official
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Directed by
Stanley Tong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hai-shu Li 
Stanley Tong 
Hui-Ling Wang 

Produced by
Bobby Bedi .... co-producer: India
Puja Bedi .... line producer: India
Jackie Chan .... executive producer
Jackie Chan .... producer
Willie Chan .... executive producer
Willie Chan .... producer
Gin Lau .... line producer
Kim Wah Lou .... line producer (as Lo Kim Wah)
Solon So .... producer
Barbie Tung .... producer
Buting Yang .... executive producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Jianzhong Zhang .... line producer: Shanghai
 
Original Music by
Gary Chase 
Nathan Wang 
 
Cinematography by
Wing-hang Wong 
 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Yau 
 
Casting by
Sheila Manning 
 
Production Design by
Oliver Wong 
 
Costume Design by
Thomas Chong 
 
Makeup Department
Zhang Qing Chen .... makeup artist: Lanzhou (as Zhangqing Chen)
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Chang Ming Gao .... hair stylist: Shanghai (as Gao Changming)
Lai Wai Kuen .... hair stylist
Wai Hing Lau .... hair stylist (as Lau Wai Hing)
Suresh Monty .... makeup artist: India
Saroj Rokhundl .... hair stylist: India
Cal Salhua .... makeup artist: Shanghai
Chhotu Sheikh .... makeup artist: India (as Chotu Shaikh)
Zhang Xitao .... hair stylist: Lanzhou
Ronald Yeung .... hair stylist
Wang Yuanyuan .... hair stylist: Lanzhou
Zhang Zhong .... makeup artist: Lanzhou
 
Production Management
Si-Ting Chan .... unit manager
Ringo Chen .... associate production manager
Yuk Wah Cheung .... unit manager
Lee Kwok Fal .... assistant production manager
Joe Lee .... assistant production manager
Ram Ling .... assistant production manager
Melody Lui .... associate production manager: India
Rohit Ved Prakash .... associate production manager: India
Yogender Tyagi .... unit manager: India
Carly Wong .... production manager
Eddie Wong .... associate production manager
Wendy Wong .... production manager: India
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Janet Chun .... first assistant director
Chang Jing .... third assistant director
Raman Kumar .... third assistant director: India
Man Ki Kwok .... second assistant director
Man-Yiu Lee .... first assistant director
Chi On Leung .... first assistant director
Hai-shu Li .... third assistant director
Bin Liao .... assistant director: Lanzhou (as Liao Bin)
Lemon Liu .... first assistant director (as Liu Yick Man)
Siddhartha Luther .... second assistant director: India
Murli Menon .... first assistant director: India
Naresh Sharma .... third assistant director: India
Koo Chi Wai .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Andrew Belletty .... sound mixer
Brett Hinton .... printmaster engineer
Nicole Lazaroff .... boom operator
Gavin Myers .... sound effects editor
Lin Qiu .... location boom operator
Terry Shek .... sound effects editor
Ye Shu .... adr recordist
Kinson Tsang .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Wendy Choi .... visual effects producer
Jeuk-Gei Chu .... digital compositor
Majush James .... visual effects artist
Wai-lun Kwok .... digital compositor
Chi Wai Law .... digital effects
Jun-Kit Leung .... digital compositor
Samuel Mok .... visual effects compositor
Willie Ng .... digital effects
Chun-Pong Sun .... digital compositor
Hok-Man Tsang .... digital effects
David Tso .... visual effects supervisor
Peggy Wong .... visual effects producer
Van Wong .... digital effects
 
Stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt director
William Dewsbury .... horse wrangler
Jun He .... stunts
Han Guan Hua .... stunts
Bruce Law .... stunt coordinator: fire sequences and body burns
In Seob Lee .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan
Ken Lo .... stunt double
Hyun Jin Park .... stunt performer
Stanley Tong .... stunt director
Gang Wu .... stunt performer
Tak Yuen .... stunt director (as Richard Hung)
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Jon Foo .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hoi Yan Chan .... gaffer
Mulchand Dedhia .... gaffer: India
Ho-Yuen Fong .... still photographer
Samuel Fu .... assistant camera: second unit
Chin-cheng Fung .... electrician
Michael A. Johnson .... Steadicam operator
Michael A. Johnson .... camera operator
Michael A. Johnson .... cinematographer: second unit
Ming-Chuen Lo .... dolly grip
Chun Mo Wong .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denie Li .... conceptual costume designer
 
Music Department
Milton Nelson .... orchestrator
Johs Wu .... music editor
 
Other crew
Damon Chan .... production accountant
Jackie Chan .... action director
Joe Chan .... continuity
Joe Chan .... script supervisor
Dal Changming .... on-set doctor: Yunnan
Mustafa Chaniwala .... floor runner: India
Yu Fei .... catering coordinator: Beijing
Li Guohui .... catering coordinator: Yunnan
Wang Jiafan .... catering coordinator: Shanghai
Zhu Jingshu .... production accountant: Shanghai
Siddarth Joshi .... extras coordinator: India (as Siddharth Joshi)
Padmaja Karmaikar .... office secretary: India (as Padmaja S. Karmalkar)
Weimin Lao .... horse trainer: Lanzhou unit
Weimin Liu .... horse trainer
Trevor Morris .... subtitle translator
Meenakshi Pande .... production secretary: India (as Meenakshi Pandey)
Sandeep Soparrkar .... choreographer: India (as Sandip Soparrkar)
Graham Ware Jr. .... horse trainer (as Grahame Ware)
Irene Wong .... production secretary
Jiang Yingjie .... catering coordinator: Shanghai
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shen hua" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence (original version)
Runtime:
Philippines:117 min | Hong Kong:122 min | Canada:118 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Jack is talking on the phone in the car, his contacts display lists Stanley Tong as a contact. Stanley Tong directed this film, and is also credited for numerous behind the scene roles.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the end of the movie, when Jack closes the book, on the cover it is written "The Mnth" instead of "The Myth". The difference may be hardly noticeable because of the stylized characters.See more »
Soundtrack:
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28 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Some vinatge Jackie with side order of cheese, 16 September 2005
Author: mjdr007 from Canada

Well, it almost feels like two separate movies. I liked the half of the movie that takes place in modern times, that has some vintage Jackie Chan moment, like the fight in the glue factory or the tomb raiding fight in India, these scenes alone bring us back to a younger Jackie Chan era like Projetc A and Mr. Canton and Lady Rose. But the other half of the film, the epic historical stuff, is very, very cheesy, even the fights, which a loaded with CG for this half of the film, don't spark any positive reaction, and Jackie trying to play a serious, melodramatic role doesn't quite cut the mustard either. However, Tong uses brilliant cinematography for the old era China part of the film and I must compliment the film for some of its use of music. Overall, the story doesn't hold up as being remotely plosible. But thanks to some great comedy and other funny moments (that I don't think were meant to be funny) the film is still enjoyable. It's not Jackie's best, but it is better than most things he's put out in recent years, with the exception of New Police Story--which I think is his best in a long time.

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