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
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Though the football stadium is supposed to be coming to Oakland, CA, the waterfront model in Mr. Roth's office includes the Vancouver landmark Canada Place (the large, white sails which jut out into the harbor), presumably to accord with other clear shots of Vancouver in the movie. See more »
When Trish and Maurice first meet and he begins telling her that she needs to go with him, he stands to the side next to her rather than facing her. When the camera goes for a close up on Trish, it shows him directly facing her, then a moment later it switches back to a wide shot of the both of them and he's facing away from her again. See more »
[Pointing a gun at Han]
Sorry Romeo, but you gotta die.
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The credits during the opening of the movie are first given in Chinese characters and then are translated into English. See more »
The UK version was cut by Warner Bros. to get a "15" rating. 30 seconds of violence were removed including blood spurts from gunshots, a throat punch, shots of a scorching bowl being pressed onto Jet Li's hands and Li's burned hands being scraped whilst Li is dragged around, heavy punches, a head-butt and a throat chop. See more »
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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