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Shanghai Noon (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 26 May 2000 (USA)
A Chinese man travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped Princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.

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Tom Dey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Chon Wang
Owen Wilson ... Roy O'Bannon
Lucy Liu ... Princess Pei Pei
Brandon Merrill ... Indian Wife
Roger Yuan ... Lo Fong
Xander Berkeley ... Van Cleef
Rongguang Yu ... Imperial Guard (as Rong Guang Yu)
Cui Ya Hui Cui Ya Hui ... Imperial Guard (as Cui Ya Hi)
Eric Chen ... Imperial Guard (as Eric Chi Cheng Chen)
Jason Connery ... Andrews
Walton Goggins ... Wallace
Adrien Dorval ... Blue (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Rafael Báez Rafael Báez ... Vasquez
Stacy Grant ... Hooker in Distress
Kate Luyben ... Fifi
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Storyline

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Classic Western Gets A Kick In The Pants. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some drug humor, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin | Sioux | Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Noon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,607,034, 28 May 2000

Gross USA:

$56,937,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,274,467
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a play on the western classic High Noon (1952). See more »

Goofs

The movie was set in Nevada and filmed in British Columbia. BC looks absolutely nothing like Nevada. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Nathan Van Cleef: Why don't you turn and face me like a man?
Roy O'Bannon: Why don't you do it your way and I'll do it my way?
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the US television version, the subtitled line "This is some pretty powerful shit" has been changed to "This is some pretty powerful herb". See more »

Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Cowboy
Written by Kid Rock (as R.J. Ritchie), John Travis, Uncle Kracker (as Matthew Shafer),
Jim Trombly
Performed by Kid Rock
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Silly and routine but fun
22 December 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I saw Shanghai Noon because I do like Jackie Chan, and the premise seemed like the film would be a winner. Although I didn't find Shanghai Noon particularly special, it was a fun movie and I would recommend it.

The plot is routine, with some of the ideas a tad forced. The film also feels 5 or so minutes too long, one or two scenes in the middle felt like they could have been shortened. Lucy Liu isn't given much to do either.

However, the film is beautifully shot and the scenery and sets are equally ravishing. There is also a rousing score from Randy Eldemann, a smart script with some amusing if not hilarious jokes and sharply choreographed fight scenes. Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are both very good, and are a well matched double act.

Overall, not perfect, but fun and enjoyable. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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