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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.

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Chili (as Chad Coleman)
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Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)
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Ana Lee
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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.


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

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14 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Green Hornet  »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.25 (2011) See more »

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Twisting The Night Away
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment and ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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Great parody, rather than a classic super hero movie.
17 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

If you don't know what to expect and you haven't even seen the trailer than i believe you are going to have great fun. The movie is not a classic main stream super hero movie but a very nice parody making fun of the way super hero movies are made, emphasizing on their blank spots. Do not expect a meaningless script like "super hero movie". Green Hornet has its own storyline that is consistent, but the characters and situations are hilarious. I haven't laughed so much for a long time, which makes the movie a success judging by the result. I believe it is a great way to spent an evening if you want to relax and watch an easy entertaining movie.


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