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)
Protect the law by breaking it.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content
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14 January 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £1,878,905
(14 January 2011)
(15 April 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Kato says he's from Shanghai, to which Britt replies that he loves Japan. Kato was originally Japanese in the radio series from 1936 until 1939. Due to world events, the character's nationality was changed briefly to Korean before settling on Filipino for nearly all of the 1940s. In the 1960s, Chinese-American athlete Bruce Lee
's definitive portrayal fixed the public perception of Kato as Chinese for The Green Hornet
(1966), although subsequent versions in other media such as comic books have sometimes reverted to the original Japanese origin. See more
When Britt and Kato arrive back at the Reid mansion right before their brawl through Britt's rooms, it is night. But during the fight, daylight can be seen through a window. See more
[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.
[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.
But I was trying to stop some bullies...
Twisting The Night Away
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
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