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The Green Hornet (2011)

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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.

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Michel Gondry
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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)

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Protect the law by breaking it.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Hornet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,526,876, 16 January 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$98,780,042, 17 April 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$227,817,248
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kato says he's from Shanghai, to which Britt replies that he loves Japan. Kato was originally Japanese in the radio series from 1936 until 1939. Due to world events, the character's nationality was changed briefly to South Korean before settling on Filipino for nearly all of the 1940s. In the 1960s, Bruce Lee's definitive portrayal fixed the public perception of Kato as Chinese for The Green Hornet (1966), although subsequent versions in other media, such as comic books, have sometimes reverted to the original Japanese origin. See more »

Goofs

When Chudnofsky is about to shoot Kato at point blank range his gas mask is raised off his face resting on his forehead. An instant later as he flies backwards it is covering his face. An instant later as he stands it is gone completely. 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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Referenced in WWE Smackdown!: Episode #13.21 (2011) See more »

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Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major 'Eroica' Op. 55
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Jim Long
Performed by South German Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corp. and Point Classics
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The Green Express
19 January 2011 | by kingcoyameSee all my reviews

Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! I Just saw The Green Hornet in 3D......Damn did I felt silly sitting in the theater watching what I vote as the worst movie of the year! The Green Hornet starts off promising in a scene with James Franco and the great Christoph Waltz from Inglorious Basterds 2009 (the last film he was in, And boy what a bad choice!) But The Green Hornet goes downhill real fast after that. Seth Rogan who I like and is a crack up in most movies he is in, single handed kills this movie! I like Superheros to be a bit humorous, but not incredibly annoying! It seems the director of this turkey had no control over Rogan (Playing Britt Reid alias The Green Hornet) goes crazy yelling in scene after scene, obviously improvising most of his lines. This might have worked for Pineapple Express but totally ruins this movie. I was rooting for Kato to kick the Rogan characters ass at any moment or hoping one of the bad guys would shoot him. I think Seth Rogan would have been a better choice as the villain in this movie and Waltz as The Green Hornet or a George Clooney, friggin Brad Pitt or someone like that. The rest of the cast sucks too, An aging Cameron Diaz has nothing to do in this flick, Edward James Olmos looked like he was about to climb out of the screen and hitch a ride home, the Chinese guy who plays Kato mumbles his lines throughout the movie. Shame on these Hollywood bozos! The Writers, Director, and Seth Rogan for destroying a cool comic book and the original sixties TV series that starred Van Williams and the great Bruce Lee. And if Bruce Lee were alive today I think he would have gave Seth Rogan and his Follywood buddies a good ol' Karate kick to the balls! P.S. the 3D sucked too


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