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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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Release Date:

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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a play on the western classic High Noon (1952). See more »

Goofs

When Chon Wang is protecting the Indian kid, two warriors on horseback arrive. In the first shot, one of them has distinct black and white war paint on his face. In the next shot he is replaced by a different rider, but then returns later in another scene. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: I was just winging it!
Roy O'Bannon: What? No! That's not how we wing it! You've lost your 'winging it' privileges!
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Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Back in the Saddle Again
Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
Performed by Aerosmith
Produced by The Boneyard Boys (Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Marti Frederiksen)
Engineered by Paul Caruso
Courtesy of Aerodisc Partnership
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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...

the Fiend :.


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