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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 first kung-fu western ever 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 name of the presiding judge, written on the wall of the building behind Roy and Chon when they are about to be hanged, is "Moriarty", a nod to Associate Producer Bruce Moriarty. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1881. The train depicted in the early scenes has a large, prominent name plate on the front of the locomotive, with its engine number, "68", and the date of manufacture, 1883. See more »

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[as Roy and Chon are about to be strung up]
Carson City Hangman: Nothing personal, boys.
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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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Successful and FUNNY melding of East and West
20 July 2003 | by CMUltraSee all my reviews

Great fun!

Jackie Chan brings his brand of physical comedy to Hollywood with another buddy movie. Similar to his "Rush Hour" series with Chris Tucker, Chan sets this one in the American old west and chooses Owen Wilson as his partner.

I like these better than the Rush Hours. Tucker and Owen are both excellent playing opposite Chan in both series, but the Shanghai series seems to offer Jackie better venues for his elaborate fight sequences. Saloons, brothels and even wilderness settings are used with great success.

And make no mistake, the fight sequences are what make (or break) a Jackie Chan movie. "Fight sequence" of course means something different in a Chan movie as opposed to normal action fare. Rather than true violence, Jackie's fight scenes are more Vaudeville than "Pulp Fiction". More Chaplin than Jet Li. Each fight is painstakingly choreographed to interact with the set surrounding it. Tables, chairs, vases, antlers, shrubbery... the list goes on.

A successful Jackie Chan movie seems to contain a comedy-oriented story, a lightly delivered moral message, and lots of action. Shanghai Noon certainly delivers here.

I spent the entire movie either chuckling to myself or laughing out loud, and had a very satisfied smile when the credits rolled. Highly recommended.

7 out of 10.


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