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

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Curtis Armstrong filmed scenes in the role of Bulldog Drummond, but his scenes were cut before the movie was released. They can all be seen together in the deleted scenes on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

During the gallows scene, when the Indian Wife is loading the rifle, she is placing the cartridge into the top of the tubular magazine with the bullet pointing down. The rifle is an 1860 Henry so the magazine must be loaded from the top with the bullet end up, or it will not chamber into the breech of the rifle. See more »

Quotes

Princess Pei Pei: Father, is this my husband-to-be? He's a toad. If the Emperor is so fond of him, why doesn't he marry him?
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Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »

Connections

References El kárate, el Colt y el impostor (1974) See more »

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Yeah Yeah Yeah
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Performed by Uncle Kracker
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Excellent "buddy" team that rivals that of Gibson & Glover
30 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps that statement is a bit of an exaggeration, but perhaps I'm on to something.

The obvious natural and easy chemistry between Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson went a long way towards endearing this work into my collection. As a solid fan of Chan's work, I have a modest (in comparison to hard-core fans) collection of his works. In consideration, I have to say that...while this attempt, like his other American attempts, does not exhibit enough of that marvelous comedic fighting style we all know and love, Shanghai Noon is genuinely enchanting, action packed, earnest, and entertaining.

Owen Wilson is a natural talent. He brings an honesty to his otherwise shifty personae in everything he does. Frankly, I'm surprised at some of the places he has succeeded in making this work for him. He is a true comedic force on the big screen.

This work is a rival to other comedy/action teams, and bears a serious viewing, as I feel it is comparable to my second favorite comedy western, "Cat Ballou." In case you're interested, "Blazing Saddles" is my first.

If you enjoyed this, I highly recommend the following:

Jackie Chan: Mr. Nice Guy, Rumble in the Bronx, and Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Owen Wilson: Anaconda, The Haunting (1999), and the Big Bounce.

It rates an 8.2/10 from...

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