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Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Sap ji sang ciu (original title)
A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts. The twelve bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Director:

Jackie Chan
7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Asian Hawk
Daniel Wu ... Hospital Doctor
Oliver Platt ... Lawrence Morgan
Qi Shu ... David's Wife
Wen Jiang ... Narrator (voice)
Caitlin Dechelle ... Katie
Peng Lin ... Reporter (as Lin Peng)
Fan Liao ... David
Ken Lo ... Pirate Chief (as Kenneth Low)
Bing Bai ... Lily (as Bai Bing)
Alaa Safi ... Vulture
Stephen Chang ... Asian
Sang-Woo Kwon ... Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
Myriam Blanckaert ... Marceau's Study Room Maid
Zoe Zhang Zoe Zhang ... Bonnie (as Lanxin Zhang)
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Storyline

Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Twelve heads. Five continents. One man.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts action, some violent content and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

English | Mandarin | French | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armour of God III See more »

Filming Locations:

Jelgava, Latvia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$354,294 (Hong Kong), 20 December 2012, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,339,013
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Original Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In China, this has become Jackie Chan's highest grossing box-office success. See more »

Goofs

When Jackie Chan finally gets rid of the dogs and parachutes himself out of the maze, two dogs are seen following him and the scene just before that had shown Chan ending up at a dead end. See more »

Connections

Follows Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Shi Er Sheng Xiao (12 Zodiacs)
Music and Lyrics by Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
[Theme song]
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User Reviews

Great movie. Just shut off your brain and enjoy it.
21 April 2013 | by KnuxTE3000See all my reviews

This is the type of Jackie Chan movie which you just need to relax and don't think too hard about the plot. It's a fun adventures movie that has the nostalgic feel of his past Armor of God films.

The movie itself is quirky and just overall fun. It is a nod to his past films with the overacting and weird dialogue. It reminds me of his late 80's-90's stuff. CZ12 is a modern version of those films.

The plot itself is quite interesting and it was hard to follow at first but as the story progressed, it made sense. All in all, the film is a modern and updated version of his past Armor of God movies. This is for today's generation who have not seen his earlier work. Older fans might be disappointed if they expect it to be like his older work. Remember, just take off your nostalgia glasses and enjoy for what it's worth.


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