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The Myth -- 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...

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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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Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Entertaining JC in new role See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Bing Shao ... Nangong Yan

Jackie Chan ... Meng Yi / Jack
Weixing Yao ... General Shen
Jianzhong Zhang ... Official

Hee-seon Kim ... Ok Soo
Min-su Choi ... General Choi (as Choi Min Soo)
Yang Jian ... General Choi's Aide
Gang Wu ... General Choi's Aide

Tony Ka Fai Leung ... William
Maggie Lau ... Maggie
Leon Head ... Dr. Smith
Sudhanshu Pandey ... Dasar Guard Captain
Jingke Liang ... Governess (as Liang Jingke)
Cai Gang ... Artist
Sasidharan Nair Sajith Kumar ... Dasar Guard A
Sunil Kumar Kumman ... Dasar Guard B

Mallika Sherawat ... Samantha
Ram Gopal Bajaj ... Senior Monk
Tak Yuen ... Dasar Monk (as Richard Hung)
Govindan Kutty Nair Sathyanarayanan ... Dasar Prince
Karimbil Nidheesh ... Dasar Policeman
Kumman Gopakumar ... Dasar Policeman
Biju Kumman ... Dasar Policeman
Xuetong Li ... Curator
Ken Lo ... Dragon
Hiro Hayama ... Tiger
Shek Chan ... Cheetah
Zi-liang Shi ... Physician
Lian Shuliang ... Zhao Gao
Chen Weiguo ... Li Si
Zhang Yiqun ... Hu Hai
Qiao Shun ... Eunuch

Rongguang Yu ... Zhao Kuang
Patrick Tam ... Xu Gui
Jin Song ... Jin Song
Ken Wong ... Meng Jie
Chen Gangwu ... Villager
Hyun Jin Park ... Eagle
Jun He ... Phoenix
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Chong ... Jack / General Meng-Yi (English Revoice)

Zhou Sun ... Mr. Koo

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
Changming Gao .... hair stylist: Shanghai (as Gao Changming)
Wai Kuen Lai .... 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
Sze Ting Chan .... unit manager (as Si-Ting Chan)
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
Chi Wai Koo .... second 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
 
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
Riyaz Ali Merchant .... costume supervisor
 
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
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)
Jiafan Wang .... catering coordinator: Shanghai
Graham Ware Jr. .... horse trainer (as Grahame Ware)
Irene Wong .... production secretary
Jiang Yingjie .... catering coordinator: Shanghai
Jingshu Zhu .... production accountant: 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Song Hye-Kyo, Lee Hyo-Ri, Gianna Jun was rumored for the role of Ok-Soo before Hee-Seon Kim was cast.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Soundtrack:
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining JC in new role, 25 September 2005
Author: Knight Palladin

Saw the movie today. Nice authenticity with the arms, armor and tactics of the Qin Dynasty (comtemprary of Republican Rome)and attention to detail. And a very beautiful Korean princess who looked every inch the role. Overall entertaining movie with signature JC fight scenes in the modern parts of the story. This new Indiana Jones type role for JC is certainly refreshing. The cop role is getting stale. The ending is also new for a JC movie, and perhaps indicates a certain coming of age - no more everyone happy, bad guys in jail, good guys get rewarded template anymore. The use of multiple languages by native speakers corresponding to authentic locations is refreshing (Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, English, Hindi)- no more stilted "other" languages.

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