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Shanghai Knights (2003)

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.


David Dobkin


Alfred Gough (characters), Miles Millar (characters) | 2 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Chon Wang
Owen Wilson ... Roy O'Bannon
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Charlie (as Aaron Johnson)
Tom Fisher ... Artie Doyle
Aidan Gillen ... Rathbone
Fann Wong ... Chon Lin
Donnie Yen ... Wu Chow
Oliver Cotton ... Jack the Ripper
Alison King ... Prostitute
Constantine Gregory ... The Mayor
Jonathan Harvey Jonathan Harvey ... Fagin #1
Richard Haas Richard Haas ... Street Preacher
Anna-Louise Plowman ... Debutante (as Anna Louise Plowman)
Georgina Chapman ... Debutante
John Owens ... Server


When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her. Written by Yocke

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Royal Kick In The Arse

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


In the film, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is played as an estute Englishman, but in fact, he was a famous Scottish writer. See more »


When Roy is sitting with his back to the revolving fireplace, we can see a crewmember actually moving the fireplace on the left-hand side. See more »


[first lines]
Chon Wang's Father: You are not permitted to gaze at the Imperial Seal.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the movie run during the ending credits. See more »


References Rush Hour (1998) See more »


Magic Bus (The Who Matter Remix)
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Remixed by Matter Music
Courtesy of Polydor Limited/MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

As enjoyable as the original
28 July 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Like it's predecessor "Shanghai Knights" has a nice mix of action and humour, and in Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, two actors who clearly enjoy working together, and playing these characters. Like "Shanghai Noon" this movie bounds from one Chaplin-esque fight and gag to another.

The Great Seal of China is stolen by sinister intruders, and its guardian killed. The guardian of course is the father of Chan, who is sheriff of Carson City, Nevada. Hearing of the tragedy from his beautiful sister Chon Lin (Fann Wong), Wang hurries to New York to join up with his old comrade in arms from the first movie Roy O'Bannon (Wilson).

The movie is just the sort of mindless entertainment .

For Jackie Chan, "Shanghai Knights" is a return to form after "The Tuxedo", whilst Wilson has been making a wide variety of roles Meet The Parents and Zoolander with Ben Stiller, Royal Tennebaums and Behind Enemy Lines with Gene Hackman and I Spy with Eddie Murphy.

Among other reasons to enjoy this, is over the closing credits there are outtakes (Something Chan has done since his first American movie the Burt Reynolds led ensemble Cannonball Run) in which Chan and his co-stars miss cues, fall wrong, get banged and bounced on assorted body parts, and break up laughing. The outtakes are particularly good this time. I think every movie should have outtakes over the credits. Imagine Saving Private Ryan if it ended with outtakes......

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Noon 2 See more »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,603,630, 9 February 2003

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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