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Chinese Zodiac (2012)
"Sap ji sang ciu" (original title)

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A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Boyd ...
Auction Executor
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Terry Hackett ...
Auction Executor
Sang-Woo Kwon ...
Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
John Paisley ...
Sir Charlton
Cui Haobo ...
Chinese Ambassador
Fan Liao ...
David
Xingtong Yao ...
Coco
Lanxin Zhang ...
Bonnie
Qingxiang Wang ...
Professor Guan
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Catherine de Sichel
Vincent Sze ...
Michael Morgan
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Michael's Bodyguard
Pierre-Benoist Varoclier ...
Leon - Coco's Boyfriend
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Michael's Bodyguard
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Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts action, some violent content and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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Jackie Chan set a Guinness World Record in the film for "Most Credits in One Movie". Chan carried out 15 of the major creative movie-making roles for the film, including Director, Producer, Actor, Fight Choreographer and Composer, breaking the previous record of 11 credits held by Robert Rodriguez. See more »

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When Jackie Chan finally gets rid of the dogs and parachutes himself out of the maze, two dogs are seen following him and the scene just before that had shown Chan ending up at a dead end. See more »

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Follows Armour of God (1986) See more »

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Opening: the Beauty and Destruction of the Summer Palace
Music Composed and produced by Roc Chen
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Classic late-Chan, today!
7 February 2013 | by (Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain) – See all my reviews

This is a classic late-period style Jackie Chan Chinese action-adventure. Not quite as good as the Operation Condor/Armour of God movies it's supposed to be a sequel to (nor as good as Supercop/Police Story films) but every bit as good as The Accidental Spy, Who Am I?, and The Myth. And I thought all of those were quite enjoyable.

This movie shares all the great features and all of the flaws of Chan's self produced and/or directed films. They have a great sense of humor and the stunt/action sequences are quite inventive. But they are also quite cartoony--the acting is VERY broad--and there's quite a bit in it that defies any common sense. But who really cares, right? This is Chan unfiltered.

The only REAL flaw to the film is the clumsy way Chan keeps inserting his moral messages. He has characters tell us what's right and wrong in very stilted dialog instead of creating situations that demonstrate his points. (not to mention that a few of his morals seem to have been government imposed--"we are not to interfere with the social structure in any way" a protest leader incongruously says as Chan nods wisely and says "That's right!") But I think this will make a fine home video release for the US audience, once they edit out some of the more China-centric chit chat, re-dub the dialog (or at least all the English, which is horribly spoken by the international cast) and replace a couple of oddly inappropriate pop tunes).

I'll be buying it for my JC collection!


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