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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The exterior of the Daily Sentinel building is the Creative Artists Agency building in Century City. See more »


When the Black Beauty is being chased by the police, Kato uses the car's weapons to slice open the police car body and front left tire, causing it to crash. However, when the police car flips and the front left tire is easily seen in front of the camera, the tire is intact. 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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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »


The Humpty Dance
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bootsy Collins (as William "Bootsy" Collins), Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs) and Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison)
Performed by Digital Underground
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Let's Play House"
Performed by Parliament
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Oh my God it has imagination, humor and originality. It stinks!
27 February 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

If you think X-Men Origins: Wolverine was an OK movie, then The Green Hornet is not for you. If on the other hand, you enjoyed the hell out of stuff like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, then you may spend two great hours with this fresh and irreverent take on an old "super-hero".

The Green Hornet answers the question: What if you gave an incredibly talented 10 years old kid a couple of million dollars to make an action-adventure movie? That's what Michel Gondry is. The film is full with all his beautiful creativity, simple but marvelous ideas that make you smile, like a LP record player in the backside of ejectable sits, to enjoy some classic tunes while you surf the sky.

If thinking outside the box scares you, if the thought of taking guys in spandex and crime-fighting with masks not so seriously makes you cringe, then stay away from this. Otherwise, prepare yourself for some fun.

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