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Shanghai Knights (2003)

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.

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David Dobkin

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Alfred Gough (characters), Miles Millar (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Chon Wang
Owen Wilson ... Roy O'Bannon
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Charlie (as Aaron Johnson)
Tom Fisher ... Artie Doyle
Aidan Gillen ... Rathbone
Fann Wong ... Chon Lin
Donnie Yen ... Wu Chow
Oliver Cotton ... Jack the Ripper
Alison King ... Prostitute
Constantine Gregory ... The Mayor
Jonathan Harvey Jonathan Harvey ... Fagin #1
Richard Haas Richard Haas ... Street Preacher
Anna-Louise Plowman ... Debutante (as Anna Louise Plowman)
Georgina Chapman ... Debutante
John Owens ... Server
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Storyline

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her. Written by Yocke

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A Royal Kick In The Arse


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Noon 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,603,630, 9 February 2003

Gross USA:

$60,476,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,323,487
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Lord Rathbone in the movie is referred to as "the finest swordsman in England". Basil Rathbone was the star of many swashbuckler movies, and was considered the finest swordsman on the silver screen. See more »

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All the gears in the Tower Clock are moving much too quickly. Most gears in a clock move very slowly, so that the hands move at the proper pace. See more »

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[first lines]
Chon Wang's Father: You are not permitted to gaze at the Imperial Seal.
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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Entertaining and funny movie with two sympathetic and charming protagonists
5 July 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This second part is a follow-up to ¨Shangai noon¨with the likeable starring(Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson) . When the killers murder Chon's estranged father he flees. He goes London to retrieve a brilliant royal object that Jackie Chan's father guarded in the forbidden city Pekin when he was murdered by some Chinese rebels . Roy also escapes to England, and he and Chon make their way to London with revenge on their minds. And Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea. They meet Victoria queen (Gemma Jones) and a roguish street boy called Charles Chaplin . They'll confront the villains (Aidan Gillen and Donnie Yen) which want to overthrow the British and China thrones and nasty Chinese Boxers and even Jack the Ripper (Oliver Cotton). Meanwhile, Owen Wilson falls in love with Chan's sister (Fam Wong).

Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson give a jolly and perfect couple . It's usual in Chan films create duos , a ¨buddy movie¨ type , as male : Chris Tucker (Rush hour I and II) , as female : Jennifer Love Hewitt (the Tuxedo) and Claire Forlani (The medallion) and here magnificently with Wilson . Here they uncover a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe them . The choreographic fights are excellent , they are made as musical numbers, there are remembrances to ¨singing in the rain¨dancing as well as Harold Lloyd , Keistone cops and to author Arthur Conan Doyle with his Sherlock Holmes creation . It's an agreeable picture but uneven comedy, works better when Jackie Chan goes into the action . It's a Chan vehicle for the continuous struggles in leaps and bounds .The final confrontation among the starring and the enemies on the Thames river with fireworks background and in the Big clock tower are overwhelming and breathtaking . Cinematography (Adrian Biddle) and music (Randy Edelman) are spectacular and atmospheric. Production set is extraordinary, it's very well designed along London epoch . The picture was rightly directed by David Dobkin. Rating : Nice and bemusing .


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