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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eddie Yang
... Arthur Watson
... Nicole James
... Snakehead
... Cmdr. Hammerstock-Smythe
... Lester (as Anthony Wong)
... Charlotte Watson
... Giscard
Alex Bao ... Jai (as Alexander Bao)
... Antiquerium Dealer (as Lau Siu Ming)
Diana C. Weng ... Undercover Woman (as Diana Weng)
Pok Fu Chow ... High Priest
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Monk
Wai Cheung Mak ... Monk (as Mak Wai Cheung)
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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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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

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22 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Highbinders  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tin Chiu Hung: Stunts member and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's son appeared as Policeman. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie takes the "NOD" (night optical device) out of the water there is no lens cap on it, but when he puts it onto the click on his head there is a cap. See more »

Quotes

Nicole James: Watson's family don't know he's an Interpol agent
Eddie Yang: What do they think he is?
Nicole James: A libraian.
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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 »

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References Jackie Chan Adventures (2000) See more »

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Written by Avril Lavigne & Clif Magness
Performed by Avril Lavigne
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
Under License from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Fun fantasy, and not much else
17 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

It has taken Jackie Chan about 27 years, a good 60 movies or so, and a few near death experiences for him to decide that he can start making movies that don't regularly involve certain death, thanks to CGI. The results are not so good. In fact, I'll just say it: 'The Medallion' is a terrible action movie.

Jackie plays Eddie Yang, a Hong Kong detective chasing a villain named Snakehead (those villains and their crazy names). Snakehead, like all Hong Kong villains is actually English, so when he kidnaps a boy with the power to control The Medallion, Yang follows him to Ireland to reclaim the Medallion and find the child (who just goes to prove, that even if you live in a Buddhist temple in a sewer below Hong Kong, you can still learn to speak perfect English with an English accent).

Seems like 'The Golden Child'? Why yes, yes it does. Its a fun fantasy movie for kids, but anyone wanting to watch an action movie should watch this up until a short cameo appearance by Sammo Hung and then turn it off very quickly. Now I'm not a fan of CGI action, but I assumed that with Jackie Chan starring and Sammo Hung directing the action - two action masters - could still pull of some entertaining action scenes. Apparently not, as 'The Medallion' is only marginally better than, oh, say 'Charlie's Angels 2'.

Fun for kids, but action fans should avoid entirely. I'm being generous when I give this 5/10.


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