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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chili (as Chad Coleman)
Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Protect the law by breaking it.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Green Hornet  »

Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,878,905 (UK) (14 January 2011)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Britt and Ana Lee are walking into the garage for their car hopping make out session, Ana Lee is wearing high heels and when the camera switches to the front view, she's barefoot. See more »


[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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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Holding Out for a Superhero (2011) See more »


Green Hornet Theme
Written by Billy May
Produced and Performed by David Sardy
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So bad its good
14 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie having read reviews talking about how the movie "couldn't decide" what it wanted to be. And they were Absolutely correct, but i couldn't care less. The Green Hornet is so horribly acted and over the top that it easily fits into the category of "SO BAD ITS GOOD", For fans of slap-stick classics such as "Flash Gordon" or anything by Mel Brooks, this movie is a MUST SEE. There are at least 3 or 4 scenes sprinkled throughout the movie that are meant to be completely sincere and serious. They utterly and gloriously fail. Seth Rogan couldn't decide if he wanted to do Iron Man or Pineapple Express, so he just said "To hell with it" and did both. As i said before, he totally failed to produce any kind of real connection with the characters or make any sense with the story, misfit characters are sporadically flung into the mixture and cheesy unoriginal dialogue runs ram-pit through the film, but this movie is not what it seems to be. It succeeds because of how HORRIBLY it fails. Toss in easily the funniest fight scene ever captured on film and best usage of Coolio's "Gangsters Paradise" in cinema and you've got comedic GOLD. Please go into this movie with absolutely NO expectations and i promise that you will leave satisfied.

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