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Shanghai Kid (2000)

Shanghai Noon (original title)
Tous publics | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 9 August 2000 (France)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Imperial Guard (as Rong Guang Yu)
Ya Hi Cui ...
Imperial Guard (as Cui Ya Hi)
Imperial Guard (as Eric Chi Cheng Chen)
Blue (as P. Adrien Dorval)
Rafael Báez ...
Hooker in Distress


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 <[email protected]>

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The old west meets the far east See more »


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Release Date:

9 August 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Kid  »


Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,647,065, 28 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The name of the presiding judge, written on the wall of the building behind Roy and Chon when they are about to be hanged, is "Moriarty" - a nod to Associate Producer Bruce Moriarty. See more »


When Wang finds O'Bannon in the desert, the sun is behind Wang's back. In the next shot it has moved to his side. See more »


Princess Pei Pei: Father, is this my husband-to-be? He's a toad. If the Emperor is so fond of him, why doesn't he marry him?
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the filming of the movie. See more »


La Grange
Written by Billy Gibbons (as Billy F. Gibbons), Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Often laugh out-loud funny, but it could have been better
16 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This unpretentious comedy has wooden acting, a few very funny spots and great stunt fighting by Jackie Chan. This was my first Jackie Chan flick, and I enjoyed it enough to try another - probably the sequel, Shanghai Knights. Inclusion of puns is often a reliable indication that a comedy will be lame but the puns are good (Shanghai Noon? Chon Wang?) and the comedy is better. The movie fails to grab the audience for the first 15 or 20 minutes but then finds its stride and becomes more engaging. Many other reviewers comment on the chemistry between Chan and Owen Wilson (which gets better as the film progresses), but there is a total lack of chemistry between Liu and Chan. Indeed, the scenes with the most passion are the ones between Liu and bad guy Lo Fong (played by Roger Yuan). And Brandon Merrill sizzles, although no one in the film seems to notice. After about twenty minutes my wife said "everyone is just saying their lines." I did lower my rating for bad acting, but then gave extra credit for Chan's acrobatic, interactive fight choreography. The fight scenes are both funny and entertaining. I gave it a 6 out of 10.

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