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The Medallion (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 22 August 2003 (USA)
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A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

Director:

Gordon Chan

Writers:

Alfred Cheung (story and original characters), Bennett Davlin (as Bennett Joshua Davlin) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Eddie Yang
Lee Evans ... Arthur Watson
Claire Forlani ... Nicole James
Julian Sands ... Snakehead
John Rhys-Davies ... Cmdr. Hammerstock-Smythe
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Lester (as Anthony Wong)
Christy Chung ... Charlotte Watson
Johann Myers ... Giscard
Alex Bao Alex Bao ... Jai (as Alexander Bao)
Siu-Ming Lau ... Antiquerium Dealer (as Lau Siu Ming)
Diana C. Weng Diana C. Weng ... Undercover Woman (as Diana Weng)
Pok Fu Chow Pok Fu Chow ... High Priest
Tat-Kwong Chan Tat-Kwong Chan ... Monk
Wai Cheung Mak Wai Cheung Mak ... Monk (as Mak Wai Cheung)
Anthony Carpio Anthony Carpio ... Guard Monk
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Storyline

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. Written by AB

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highbinders See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$41,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HKD 149,975 (Hong Kong), 17 August 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,111,324, 24 August 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,108,977, 19 October 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,268,701, 16 June 2012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After seeing credited Director Gordon Chan's rough cut, Columbia hired Douglas Aarniokoski to shoot new sequences, and re-edited the film extensively. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie and Jai are trapped in the shipping container under water, Jai tells Eddie that he "is not afraid". This line is clearly dubbed, and from the movement of his mouth Jai appears to be saying "wu boo pah" ("I'm not afraid") in Mandarin. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Yang: [Standing next to his corpse] Let me check
[Lifts the sheet, checks the lower body and lowers the sheet]
Eddie Yang: It's really me!
Arthur Watson: Are you sure?
Eddie Yang: You think I don't recognise my own thing?
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits, ending with a shot of Eddie and Nicole flying through the air away from the castle. See more »

Connections

References Lee Evans: So What Now? (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Cue the Pulse to Begin
Written by Richard Jankovich
Performed by Burnside Project
Courtesy of Bar None Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Too Painful to Watch, Too Loud to Sleep Through
20 September 2003 | by BangPingSee all my reviews

In 3 words, awful, awful, awful.

I began watching Jackie Chan movies because it was SO cool that anyone could move like that. He didn't need the stuntmen, he didn't need the CGI, he was just that good. Plus, his movies had a sense of humor that was subtle enough to be funny without feeling you were being hit in the head with a 2x4.

And now this travesty of a movie. The action scenes? CGI'd up to the point that Ben Affleck could pull 'em off. The comedy? Lame, and forced.

As I sat in shell-shocked silence at the end of the movie (having tried desperately yet unsuccessfully several times throughout to go to sleep), all I could wonder is, what was Jackie Chan thinking? :(


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