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The Golden Child (1986)

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A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.

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Michael Ritchie

Writer:

Dennis Feldman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
J.L. Reate J.L. Reate ... The Golden Child
Eddie Murphy ... Chandler Jarrell
Charles Dance ... Sardo Numspa
Charlotte Lewis ... Kee Nang
Victor Wong ... The Old Man
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Til
James Hong ... Doctor Hong
Shakti Chen Shakti Chen ... Kala (as Shakti)
Tau Logo Tau Logo ... Yu
Tiger Chung Lee Tiger Chung Lee ... Khan
Pons Maar ... Fu
Peter Kwong ... Tommy Tong
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ... Detective Boggs
Eric Douglas ... Yellow Dragon
Charles Levin ... TV Host
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Storyline

Eddie Murphy plays a detective with a speciality of finding lost children. He is told he is the 'Chosen one' who will find and protect the Golden Child, a Bhuddist mystic who was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Murphy disbelieves the mysticism but finds more and more evidence of demon worship as he investigates. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Eddie Murphy Is The Chosen One.


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Eddie Murphy turned down a role in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) in order to make this film. Both films were released on the same day. The teaser for this film was shown before Star Trek IV. See more »

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A microphone is visible under Kee Nang's car window, while she is spying on Chandler walking into a tattoo parlor. See more »

Quotes

Kee Nang: [after shielding Chandler from Sardo's arrow, Kee confesses why she stayed with him before she dies] I didn't spend... the night with you to obligate you. I spent the night with you... because I love you.
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THE CHOSEN ONE
By Michel Colombier
Performed by Robbie Buchanan
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Not a good movie, BUT!
7 July 1999 | by Haplo-4See all my reviews

I would lie if I said that this movie is good, it isn't. The plot is down the drain and so unlogical that it makes my head ache, but the movie does have some qualities. The actors are OK and the footage can't be complained at either and I must add that thanks to Eddie Murphy the movie is watchable and even funny.

I don't know how he does it but his zany jokes keeps hitting the right comedy-button - every time.

So the conclusion is that, in the end I must recommend you all to see it - if not for a brilliant movie but for Murphy's jokes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,549,711, 14 December 1986

Gross USA:

$79,817,937

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,817,937
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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