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
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Eddie Murphy trashed this movie while promoting Coming to America (1988), saying the original script was far better than the finished product (indeed, the novelization is closer to what was intended). See more »
Whilst Eddie Murphy's character Chandler Jarrell is talking with the lady behind the screen door, she turns to face him a few times, you can hear her voice but her lips are not moving. See more »
The premise may seem goofy, but since Murphy's character doesn't take it seriously, it helps ease the audience into this mix of mysticism and modern-day hard-boiled child abduction. Excellent cast, particularly Charles Dance and Charlotte Lewis, and Murphy is at the height of his 80's peak in comedy/action. There's also some great F/X, a very surreal dream sequence, and a fairly original plot. Often overlooked in the pantheon of Murphy flicks, but this one is worth a look.
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