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.
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 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.
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 catchy quote "I don't know karate, but I know crazy" is actually a line from a James Brown song. See more »
When the horse carriage knocks over the hanging gallows, Roy falls to the wagon below. Before he falls, his hands are tied behind his back; as he falls, you can see a piece of rope tied around each hand, which are separated (when he places his hands together, this gives the appearance that his hands are tied together). See more »
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 »
The honest China man and...an outlaw cowboy with issues?
I honestly did not know what to expect, after seeing the 'pre' on the trailer. It was however a screamingly funny situation that started with an outlaw cowboy and a kindly Chinaman looking for a princess, in America.
This duo when they came together was another one of those, 'fresh-eyed' originals. I get chills thinking about when I first saw it with a new friend that I had back in 2000. I still love this movie. The premise is a funny one, right off the bat these two are good at what they do, but are looked upon as mere screw-ups, by their employers, well at least Chan's Boss looked at him that way. But the coming to America to track the princess, meanwhile Wilson's character is a robber and a thief, who has an ongoing schmooze for the female kind. A Royal Chinese guardsman and a frontier cowboy, with issues. What a pair of jokers. But you can't help but love these two anyway. The cowboy, (Owen Wilson)who always seems to analyze things, and over talk them. Chan's character, is looking to do the right thing, for King and country, in cowboy territory. From the first collision with these two ill-fated men with separate missions, Wilson's cowboy, is thinking that he is in control, because the simple little China man does not understand the predicament. Only to the Cowboy's surprise, that the little visitor is very much, a knowledgeable one, if Wilson's character will stop 'jawwing' so much.
One of the funnest parts to the story, was those two trading shots of liquor in the bathtubs at the 'Cat-house' then after going for quite a long time, with their drinking game, the woman opens the door to see how they are doing and they look up covered in bubbles, drunk as skunks, and with two tubs ...they are sharing the same one, laughing like crazy!
They go through quite a few Miss-adventures leading up to their finale' at the church.
This for me beside side-splitting laughter, superb directing and a look at some of the bloopers, makes this one a super-hit!
I recommend for the discriminating sense of humor, that enjoys oddities and good clean fun! (****)
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