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The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 14 January 2011 (USA)
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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

Director:

Michel Gondry
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Rogen ... Britt Reid / The Green Hornet
Jay Chou ... Kato
Cameron Diaz ... Lenore Case
Tom Wilkinson ... James Reid
Christoph Waltz ... Chudnofsky
David Harbour ... Scanlon
Edward James Olmos ... Axford
Jamie Harris ... Popeye
Chad L. Coleman ... Chili (as Chad Coleman)
Edward Furlong ... Tupper
Jill Remez ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joe O'Connor ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Morgan Rusler ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joshua Erenberg ... Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)
Analeigh Tipton ... Ana Lee
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Storyline

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Protect the law by breaking it.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jay Chou improvised the "I don't want to touch you" line seen in the trailer. See more »

Goofs

At the reporters meeting, the assembled reporters reference the green hornet "shooting out a traffic camera" as one of the news stories. But it had not happened yet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Reid: [on the phone] Tell the Mayor, I'm insulted. I would never jeopardize the journalistic integrity of this newspaper for some rent-a-mayor's political agenda.
Jack Reid: [to his son] So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.
Young Britt: But I was trying to stop some bullies...
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Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Edited into Who Dunit Theater: Dick Tracy Detective (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Humpty Dance
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bootsy Collins (as William "Bootsy" Collins), Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs) and Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison)
Performed by Digital Underground
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Let's Play House"
Performed by Parliament
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Change Seth Rogan and You have a much better Film(Miscast)!!! Not bad but not great!
15 January 2011 | by tim_s_wileySee all my reviews

Seth Rogan has a polarizing acting/comedic style... you either like it or you don't and in today's time there are many variations of his style of comedy done by other actors, The problem is How in the world do any of these traits or styles apply to the Green Hornet...(They Don't) To me its like mixing oil with water... a complete miscast... His redundant style just doesn't belong in this movie and its too over bearing and does nothing but conjure up images of everything else he's acted in. Unfortunately for him I'm pretty sure he will be pigeon holed as an actor but its by his own choice on what he brings into a film.

If your watching this movie because you like Seth Rogan and don't care about the Green Hornet... you'll be fine... but if your looking to take the Green Hornet as a serious hero movie without Seth's over bearing interference... well move on or at least wait for the rental...

Overall i think the casting director by choice or pushed was made to tie a recognizable name to this film for production but unfortunately it was the wrong call.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Green Hornet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,526,876, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$98,780,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$227,817,248
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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