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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chon Wang
... Roy O'Bannon
... Princess Pei Pei
... Indian Wife
... Lo Fong
... Van Cleef
... Imperial Guard (as Rong Guang Yu)
Ya Hi Cui ... Imperial Guard (as Cui Ya Hi)
... Imperial Guard (as Eric Chi Cheng Chen)
... Andrews
... Wallace
... Blue (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Rafael Báez ... Vasquez
... Hooker in Distress
... 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 »


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

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26 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Kid  »

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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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Trivia

The song playing during the first bar-fight sequence ("La Grange" by ZZ Top) is the same song that plays during the The Dirty Dozen (1967)-style intro of the characters in Armageddon (1998), an earlier Owen Wilson film. See more »

Goofs

By the end of the train robbery most of the train cars have been uncoupled from the train, and most of the cargo lost (the load of logs, the safe). Throughout the scene, the locomotive keeps chugging along as if nothing has happened. The locomotive crew would have noticed their load getting lighter unless they were dead or unconscious, and there is no implication that this is the case. See more »

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Roy O'Bannon: I feel like there's this gap between us. It's like I'm a cowboy, you're an Indian. You say wampum, I say money. It is so important, I just think that...
Falling Leaves: [kisses Roy] Shut up, Roy. You talk too much.
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References How the West Was Won (1962) See more »

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A-maje-cumbe
from "Perdita Durango"
Written & Performed by Simon Boswell
Courtesy of Lolafilms, S.A.
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Just fun
7 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

'Shanghai Noon' is a western-comedy starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. Chan is Chon Wang (sounds like John Wayne) and Wilson is Roy O'Bannon, a perfect name for the outlaw he is. Wang is in the USA because he has to save a princess, played by Lucy Liu. He and O'Bannon have to work together, why and how is not important at all.

What is important is the fun they have together, and therefore the fun we have while watching that. We have the usual Jackie Chan martial art and this time it is combined with the very funny Owen Wilson talking. For some reason I like him in almost every movie and here he gets at least one laugh in every scene. Try not to think too much and you must be able to enjoy this movie as much as I did.


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