A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
At a Hong Kong shopping center, Buck Yuen's (Jackie Chan's) intuition warns him. He saves a robbery's loot and gets on television, ends up in Istanbul via South Korea, and accidentally becomes a spy. Fortunately, he knows Kung Fu.
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.
Thongs and Octopus accept a job from their landlord: kidnap a baby. Soon, the baby awakens strong paternal feelings in the two crooks, leading to complications when it comes to handing him over to his possibly crazy gang boss grandfather.
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
The Chinese characters shown in the background during the opening credits are excerpts from a translation of "The Frog Prince". See more »
When O'Bannon is buried in the desert up to his neck, Chon Wang gives him a pair of chopsticks to dig his way out. The chopsticks clearly have tapered ends, which is characteristic of Japanese chopsticks. Chon Wang would have given O'Bannon Chinese chopsticks, which have blunt ends. See more »
Yes, John, I've heard all about the Emperor. Must be one hell of a man.
He's only twelve.
Are you kidding me? You're sitting here, waiting to die for someone whose balls haven't even dropped?
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Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »
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 »
Agreeable and sympathetic Western- comedy movie with a likable duo
The film is developed in Forbidden City, Being, 1881 and begins when the Chinese princess (Luci Liu) is kidnapped by the villain Fong (Yuan)and asking a rescue . A faithful servant named Wang (Jackie Chan)follows the tracks until Nevada, along the way he teams up with a roguish gunfighter (Owen Wilson).Once time in the West that confront against Indians, treacherous sheriff (Xander Berkeley) and perfidious Chinese.
The motion picture displays action Western, humor with tongue in check, spectacular struggles with Chan style and is pretty funny.Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson create an enjoyable and amusing pair. When Jackie Chan goes into action with his kicks, bounds and leaps, are the highlights. It's usual in Chan movies make enjoyable duos, a buddy movie style, as male partner: Chris Tucker (Rush hour I,II and III), as female: Jennifer Love Hewitt( The Tuxedo) and Claire Forlani(The medallion) and this one to pair off splendidly with Owen Wilson. Furthermore, Chan owner a funny horse, Jolly Jumper-alike from Lucky Luke series. The movie gets a glimmer cinematography and appropriate music score accompanying to action by Randy Edelman, author, along with Trevor Jones, of the classic soundtrack for ¨The last Mohican¨. The film is well directed by Tom Day and is followed by a inferior sequel : ¨Shanghai knights¨ , set in 1887, London ,where our two friends recover a valuable royal jewel robbed in the forbidden city.
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