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Le gardien du manuscrit sacré (2003)

Bulletproof Monk (original title)
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Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whom he can teach to protect a scroll.

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Monk With No Name (as Chow Yun-Fat)
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Kar
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Mr. Funktastic
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Sax (as Chris Collins)
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Diesel
Kishaya Dudley ...
DV
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Buzz
Mauricio Rodas ...
Wicho
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Shade
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Brother Tenzin
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Storyline

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. Written by Press kit

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A monk. A punk. A chick. In a kick-ass flick. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 August 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Le gardien du manuscrit sacré  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,653,542, 20 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,020,488, 26 May 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,960,630, 7 November 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The actors who portray the monks in the movie are real martial artists from the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center located in Toronto, Canada. See more »

Goofs

When Strucker is reading the recipe for chicken soup, he is holding the scroll upside down. See more »

Quotes

Monk With No Name: It's not about anger - it's about peace. It's not about power - it's about grace. It's not about knowing your enemy - it's about knowing yourself.
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Connections

References Les aventuriers de l'arche perdue (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Tall Cans in the Air (re-mix)
Written by Tim Armstrong, Rob Aston
Performed by The Transplants
Courtesy of Hellcat Records
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Everybody needs a good martial arts movie.
26 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I went into this movie looking for a cheesy martial arts movie. I was surprised to find that the movie had more quality than expected. This is not to say that the production values were the greatest. The movie followed all the asian movie stereotypes but was done better than most cheap movies. Good movie overall, better than I expected.


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