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Romeo Must Die (2000)

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An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Han Sing
... Trish O'Day
... Mac
... Kai
... Isaak O'Day
... Colin (as DB Woodside)
Henry O ... Ch'u Sing
... Po Sing
... Vincent Roth
... Maurice
... Silk
... Dave
... Kung
... Chinese Messenger
... New Prisoner
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Storyline

In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah. Written by Pugnax the Great <pugnax@hotmail.com>

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In A World Of Vicious Rivalries And Violent Betrayals Only One Thing Is Sure. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros.

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Release Date:

22 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romeo debe morir  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,014,503, 26 March 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,973,336

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,036,760
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While in the record store we see many posters of different artist (such as R. Kelly) after Trish leaves the store Maurice stays and when he realizes that Trish has left, it shows him running towards the door and there is a poster of Aaliyah (the actress/singer that plays the character Trish) by the window. See more »

Goofs

The amount of shaving cream on the man's face at the barber's. See more »

Quotes

Kai: Let it go Po. This is a hassle we don't need.
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Crazy Credits

The credits during the opening of the movie are first given in Chinese characters and then are translated into English. See more »

Connections

Features New Jack City (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is a Test
Written by Rapture Stewart, Eric Seats, Chanté Moore and Stephen Garrett
Produced by Rapture Stewart and Eric Seats (as E. Seats)
Performed by Chanté Moore
Courtesy of MCA Records
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In memory of Aaliyah
25 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

It was four years ago on August 25 that Aaliyah was tragically taken from us and the life of another great musical talent cut short. I decided to watch Romeo Must Die with Jet Li in her memory as it has a lot of her music(Come Back in One Piece", "I Don't Wanna", "Try Again" and "Are You Feelin' Me?"), and it is one great movie that I watch over and over again. DMX was also in the movie and he joined Jet Li again in Cradle 2the Grave , another movie with great action and great music. Thanks, Aaliyah, for the music you gave us.I never get tired of watching Jet Li in action and look forward to many more movies with him.


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