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The Green Hornet (2011)

 -  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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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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After the rights to The Green Hornet property were purchased by Miramax in 2001, Kevin Smith was attached to write and direct the film in 2004, with Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead. The story had Britt Reid aka Green Hornet and Kato as old men in retirement, with Britt Reid Jr. aka Green Hornet II (Gyllenhaal) and Kato's daughter donning their fathers' masks to combat a new evil. Smith pulled out of directing due to an insecurity of directing with such a large budget. He stayed on as writer and wrote two drafts, but with no further progress with the script, the rights were let go and purchased by Columbia Pictures. Then, Seth Rogen, who had starred in Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), became attached to star and write a wholly different screenplay. Smith's screenplay was adapted into a comic book miniseries called "Green Hornet: Sins of the Father," published by Dynamite before the movie's release. See more »

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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 Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.11 (2011) See more »

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Amazing
28 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'm going to get right to the point,this movie was hilarious, entertaining full of some fantastic action. Seth Rogen and Jay Chou...amazing.

One of the main complaints I hear is that some people couldn't understand Jay Chou, and I had no problem what-so-ever understanding him, unless he was speaking in Mandarin, which he randomly does, but I was okay with that because within the context of the film it was understandable.

Essentially, anyone that says this movie is not one of the most hilariously entertaining movies ever made is overly critical and bitter about life. Well, apparently fun isn't for everyone.

Anyway, I watched this movie in theaters, rented it, and will probably buy it, because it's friggin' GOLD.


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