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The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 14 January 2011 (USA)
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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

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Storyline

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Protect the law by breaking it.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,878,905 (UK) (14 January 2011)

Gross:

$98,780,042 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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Trivia

When Britt and Kato are watching themselves on the news running away from vandalizing the statue, Kato does not see himself on screen. He reasons he is "too fast for the camera". When Bruce Lee played Kato in The Green Hornet (1966) TV series they filmed his fight scenes at a faster rate because he was "too fast for the camera". See more »

Goofs

When Kato and Britt are being chased by the police, the police fires a gun into the window of the car. Britt pushes the bullet out of the window and a sound is played of the bullet bouncing on the ground .

This is wrong because they are in a chase for speeding, at that speed you would not hear the first bounce let alone the second or third.

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Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Reid: [on the phone] Tell the Mayor, I'm insulted. I would never jeopardize the journalistic integrity of this newspaper for some rent-a-mayor's political agenda.
Jack Reid: [to his son] So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.
Young Britt: But I was trying to stop some bullies...
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Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Hornet Theme
Written by Billy May
Produced and Performed by David Sardy
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User Reviews

 
Funny action, but not going to blow you away
16 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What I expected from a Seth Rogen film. I enjoyed the goofy humor mixed in with very cool weapons, and kick butt martial arts action. I would have to say this movie targets guys and people under the age of 30 or so. You have to take the movie for what it is worth, if you are a serious person looking for A+ acting with a top-notch storyline then you should skip this movie. However, if you still have a kid inside you that enjoys laughing, not taking things to seriously, and comic's/super hero action then you will enjoy this film. The villain Christoph Waltz who also starred in Inglourious Basterds also helped make the film worth seeing in my opinion, and he had one of the sweetest gun's I've seen in a movie. Other big actors in the film include Cameron Diaz & Tom Wilkinson.

Even though I liked this movie, I think most people would not feel liked they missed out on anything too special if they waited for DVD. It's a fun movie, with good special effects, fight scenes, and a laid back attitude, but nothing that will blow you away.

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