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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

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

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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

Directorial debut of former veteran cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak. See more »

Goofs

The film is supposedly set in Oakland, California. There are a number of indications that this isn't Oakland, including the high-rise apartment buildings typical of Vancouver, BC, but the most obvious are scenes in "Oakland's" waterfront that feature spectacular mountains in the near background. Also pointed out are BC Transit buses and Canadian flags. See more »

Quotes

Kai: I was afraid prison would make you soft.
Han Sing: People don't get soft in prison.
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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

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It Really Don't Matter
Written by Jeffrey Walker, Robert Scalere Jr., Edward Ruiz, Louis M. Vizzo II, Frank Ferraro (as Franchesco Ferraro) and Juan Enrique Figueroa
Produced by J-Dub
Performed by Confidential
Courtesy of Blackground Records
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One Of The Better Martial-Arts Movies
13 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was surprised I enjoyed much of this since martial arts movies are okay but nothing I really get into often. Jet Li plays the only likable character in this Asians vs. Blacks gang story.

Some of the stunts were tremendous. Some were so over-the-top, so unbelievable that they were funny. The movie certainly isn't one to be taken seriously.

The wild action scenes, fairly involving story and nice colors and interesting sound track all make this movie a cut above the normal martial arts fare. The excellent surround sound and sharp picture make it a good one for DVD.


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