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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
Zhang Lanxin ...
Bonnie
Xingtong Yao ...
Coco
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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Follows Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Shi Er Sheng Xiao (12 Zodiacs)
Music and Lyrics by Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
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Now that's what I call an action movie
24 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

First off, I'm surprised that this gem of an action movie actually gets a lower rating than Jack Reacher, which has got to be the worst action movie I've has the misfortune to watch (and fell asleep in during some scenes).

But then both films are only recently released, especially Chinese Zodiac, which I think has yet to be released in US, so I'm sure given time, it will get the rating it deserves, which is a solid 8 - 9 stars.

Having watched these 2 films back to back, one can't help but to compare them. Both are produced by the starring actors, but the overall production quality of Zodiac in terms of action sequence, casting, dialogue, storyline and chemistry between the characters far outshines that of Jack Reacher.

Also, when you talk about producing a film, Jackie Chan has got to be the most actively involved producer, as established by the Guinness World Record for "Most Credits in One Movie".

The storyline flows seamlessly with many laugh out loud moments in between. It is not just some mindless action movie, instead in the midst of all those impossible intricate fight sequence, it aims to teach us the importance of appreciating and preserving our history, and not to forget our own roots.

Last but not least, Jackie Chan has outdone himself. If he is hoping to go out with a big bang, this is it.


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