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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The plot is very similar to the Western movie Red Sun (1971), with this movie starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, and Walton Goggins in place of respectively Toshirô Mifune, Charles Bronson, and Alain Delon. See more »

Goofs

If Chon Wang is an Imperial Guard, then that means that PeiPei is an imperial princess (i.e. Emperor's daughter). In the movie, the guards all call her "Gong Zhu", but that refers to a king's daughter. An imperial princess is supposed to be called a "Ge Ge." See more »

Quotes

Roy O'Bannon: These guns are really weird.
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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 »

Connections

References Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Blackjack Rag
Performed by Keith Nichols
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User Reviews

Jackie and Owen have great chemistry and make a great duo
6 September 2004 | by michaelsibley416See all my reviews

Jackie Chan does it again; this time with "Shanghai Noon." Unlike his previous films, Jackie has finally found a sidekick that works well alongside him and is able to play off of his physical stunts.

"Shanghai Noon" is unlike any other Jackie Chan movie I have seen. It is his best since "Rush Hour" and is among one of the best all-action movies that I've seen with an actual plot behind it.

After watching previous Jackie Chan movies such as "Rush Hour" and "Rumble In The Bronx, I was expecting to be dazzled with his comedic talent as well as action filled sequences. I was pleasantly surprised to learn it had every one of the components and requirements that I require for a good movie.

Owen Wilson was comedic treat to this film as he added spark to an already great movie. Other than the cliché plot, "Shanghai Noon" brings a lot of excellent comedy, dialogue, action, thrills and even a little romance. I was expecting Owen Wilson to be similar to Chris Tucker, but in "Shanghai Noon" Wilson proved himself to be much better than other Jackie Chan sidekicks I've seen him teamed with.

I was glad I rented this movie so I would be able to recommend it to everyone.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

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Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,607,034, 28 May 2000

Gross USA:

$56,937,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,274,467
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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