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Shanghai Noon (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 26 May 2000 (USA)
A Chinese man travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped Princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.

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Tom Dey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Chon Wang
Owen Wilson ... Roy O'Bannon
Lucy Liu ... Princess Pei Pei
Brandon Merrill ... Indian Wife
Roger Yuan ... Lo Fong
Xander Berkeley ... Van Cleef
Rongguang Yu ... Imperial Guard (as Rong Guang Yu)
Cui Ya Hui Cui Ya Hui ... Imperial Guard (as Cui Ya Hi)
Eric Chen ... Imperial Guard (as Eric Chi Cheng Chen)
Jason Connery ... Andrews
Walton Goggins ... Wallace
Adrien Dorval ... Blue (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Rafael Báez Rafael Báez ... Vasquez
Stacy Grant ... Hooker in Distress
Kate Luyben ... Fifi
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Storyline

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

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The Classic Western Gets A Kick In The Pants. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some drug humor, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin | Sioux | Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Kid See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,647,065, 28 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,937,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,274,467
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The scene at the end, outside the church and heavily surrounded, is an homage to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). See more »

Goofs

In one scene, O'Bannon tells Wang: "I don't know karate...", however, karate was unknown in the Western world prior to World War I (or later), so he wouldn't have even known what to call it. See more »

Quotes

Roy O'Bannon: Come on out, Little Roy. Work your magic.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the US television version, the subtitled line "This is some pretty powerful shit" has been changed to "This is some pretty powerful herb". See more »

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Soundtracks

Back in the Saddle Again
Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
Performed by Aerosmith
Produced by The Boneyard Boys (Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Marti Frederiksen)
Engineered by Paul Caruso
Courtesy of Aerodisc Partnership
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Often laugh out-loud funny, but it could have been better
16 October 2003 | by gordonm88See all my reviews

This unpretentious comedy has wooden acting, a few very funny spots and great stunt fighting by Jackie Chan. This was my first Jackie Chan flick, and I enjoyed it enough to try another - probably the sequel, Shanghai Knights. Inclusion of puns is often a reliable indication that a comedy will be lame but the puns are good (Shanghai Noon? Chon Wang?) and the comedy is better. The movie fails to grab the audience for the first 15 or 20 minutes but then finds its stride and becomes more engaging. Many other reviewers comment on the chemistry between Chan and Owen Wilson (which gets better as the film progresses), but there is a total lack of chemistry between Liu and Chan. Indeed, the scenes with the most passion are the ones between Liu and bad guy Lo Fong (played by Roger Yuan). And Brandon Merrill sizzles, although no one in the film seems to notice. After about twenty minutes my wife said "everyone is just saying their lines." I did lower my rating for bad acting, but then gave extra credit for Chan's acrobatic, interactive fight choreography. The fight scenes are both funny and entertaining. I gave it a 6 out of 10.


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