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Bulletproof Monk (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 16 April 2003 (USA)
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Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whom he can teach to protect a scroll.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Monk With No Name (as Chow Yun-Fat)
... Kar
... Jade
... Strucker
... Nina
... Mr. Funktastic
... Mr. Kojima
... Master Monk
... Sax (as Chris Collins)
... Diesel
Kishaya Dudley ... DV
... Buzz
Mauricio Rodas ... Wicho
... Shade
... Brother Tenzin
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Storyline

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. Written by Press kit

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A power beyond measure requires a protector without equal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexisfairos kalogeros  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,653,542, 20 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,020,488, 26 May 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,960,630, 7 November 2003
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Trivia

Jaime King broke her finger during filming, but not in any of the stunts - just while walking up the stairs talking on the phone. See more »

Goofs

When Jade and Nina fight in the tunnel, one of the blades is seen wobbling indicating an obvious rubber prop knife. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Kojima: And I am through taking your messages. My name is Kokijima. Not Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba.
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Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Static World
Written by Dylan Berry
Performed by the Hollow Enemy Orchestra and Dylan Berry
Courtesy of Hollowstone Records
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Well, I liked it!
9 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thought it was charming. I thought it was fun. I enjoyed it a great deal. I liked the characters a lot too (especially the Monk). Now I'm looking for other movies starring Yun-Fat Chow.

I must admit that I did find the underground cavern and the mysterious mind-reading device to be rather over-the-top, but that was the only part of the movie I didn't like.

Please keep in mind that this movie _is_ based on a comic book. It's not meant to be Important, World-changing theatre. It's meant to be a fast-paced (it is), interesting (I thought so), fun-to-watch (yes) story.


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