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The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 14 January 2011 (USA)
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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chili (as Chad Coleman)
Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)


Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Protect the law by breaking it.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Green Hornet  »

Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,878,905 (UK) (14 January 2011)


$98,780,042 (USA) (15 April 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


'The Green Hornet' was originally a radio show, first broadcast in 1936 and running to 1952. Although there were two serials in 1940 (The Green Hornet (1940) with 13 chapters and The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940) with 15 chapters), the last six chapters of the first one re-edited into a 100-minute feature and several episodes of The Green Hornet (1966) were edited together into a pair of 90-minute films, this is the first original feature-length Hollywood treatment of the costumed hero. See more »


When the police are after the statue-head thieves, one police car headlight is not working. After the police car crashes and flips, both headlights are working again. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Reid: [on the phone] Tell the Mayor, I'm insulted. I would never jeopardize the journalistic integrity of this newspaper for some rent-a-mayor's political agenda.
Jack Reid: [to his son] So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.
Young Britt: But I was trying to stop some bullies...
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Queen of Jordan (2011) See more »


I Hung My Head
Written by Sting
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of American Recordings / Legacy Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

A fun movie...simple as that.
9 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to see this in the middle of the day on a weekday, and ended up being the only person there, which makes little difference in light of the fact that I enjoyed it.

A lot of reviews I've seen that are in the negative about the movie all seem to be coming from people who act like every single movie that comes out is supposed to have some deeper life altering meaning beneath it. For those people, I'm sorry to tell you, but this is simply the sit back and have fun watching popcorn movie.

It was campy, sometimes corny, but absolutely fun. It didn't take itself so seriously that felt weighed down at any point, considering it clocks in at around roughly two hours, it seemed pretty well paced to me. The story does play with the viewers consciousnes of the Hornet/Kato relationship in how it was originally portrayed in the TV show, with who the viewers saw as the star of that show, in the way that Chou's amazingly adept Kato and Rogen's somewhat Bumbling clueless Hornet interact on the regular.

Movies are supposed to be a fun break from reality, and suffice to say with the action, comedy, and camp homage made throughout this film. This is a really good break to take if you feel like one.

I saw it in 2d, which was how it was originally filmed and it was visually engaging the whole time. So either way I think you're in for a treat.

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