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The Golden Child (1986)

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

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Cast

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Til
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Shakti Chen ...
Kala (as Shakti)
Tau Logo ...
Yu
Tiger Chung Lee ...
Khan
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Fu
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Tommy Tong
Wally Taylor ...
Detective Boggs
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Charles Levin ...
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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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12 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf der Suche nach dem goldenen Kind  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,000,000, 14 December 1986

Gross USA:

$79,817,937
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kabal from Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) used Hook swords from this movie (Chinese restaurant fight). See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) During the "dream" sequence, when Fu steps behind Chandler he is wearing a red and blue visor. As he steps away he is wearing a yellow visor. The visor changes once more to red/blue and then finally to black and white as he leaves the room. The error in continuity may very well be intentional due to the fact that it is a dream sequence and the constantly changing visor adds to the surreality of the dream as do the horse walking by and the mirror with no reflection. See more »

Quotes

Chandler Jarrell: So, I gotta go to Tibet, because I'm the Chosen One. Why can't anybody choose me to go to the Bahamas?
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WISDOM OF THE AGES
Composed and Conducted by John Barry
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Not a good movie, BUT!
7 July 1999 | by See 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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