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Sap ji sang ciu (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 18 October 2013 (USA)
A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Director:

Jackie Chan

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Asian Hawk
Daniel Wu ... Hospital Doctor
Qi Shu ... David's Wife
Oliver Platt ... Lawrence Morgan
Caitlin Dechelle ... Katie
Wen Jiang ... Narrator (voice)
Peng Lin ... Reporter (as Lin Peng)
Bing Bai ... Lily (as Bai Bing)
Zoe Zhang Zoe Zhang ... Bonnie (as Lanxin Zhang)
Alaa Safi ... Vulture
Fan Liao ... David
Sang-Woo Kwon ... Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
Tomer Oz ... Pirate
Christian 'Kang' Bachini ... (rumored)
Nathaniel Boyd ... Stamp Auctioneer
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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.

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Original Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actors Liao Fan and Wang Qingxiang worked together in the 2014 Chinese TV drama series All Quiet in Beijing - Beiping wu zhan shi (original title) and both had main roles. See more »

Goofs

After Jackie has obtained the Bronze Dragon mid free fall, he proceeds to place it in a silver bag. The following shot then shows the Bronze Dragon and the black netting bag in the possession of Vulture (Alaa Safi). 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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A Typical Jackie Chan Film
12 August 2017 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The international thief JC (Jackie Chan) and his team are hired to steal two bronze heads of the Chinese Zodiac by the MP Corporation that is specialized in supply stolen relics to auctions. After many incidents, JC befriends the women Coco (Helen Yao) and Catherine (Laura Weissbecker) and together with his crew, they live intense adventures and betrayals.

"Sap ji sang ciu", a.k.a. "Chinese Zodiac", is a typical Jackie Chan Film, with a naive and funny full of action story. The beginning is breathtaking, with JC rolling and passing by an army and makes the movie worthwhile watching. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Operação Zodíaco" ("Zodiac Operation")


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