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The Medallion (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 22 August 2003 (USA)
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A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

Director:

Gordon Chan

Writers:

Alfred Cheung (story and original characters), Bennett Davlin (as Bennett Joshua Davlin) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Eddie Yang
Lee Evans ... Arthur Watson
Claire Forlani ... Nicole James
Julian Sands ... Snakehead
John Rhys-Davies ... Cmdr. Hammerstock-Smythe
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Lester (as Anthony Wong)
Christy Chung ... Charlotte Watson
Johann Myers ... Giscard
Alex Bao ... Jai (as Alexander Bao)
Siu-Ming Lau ... Antiquerium Dealer (as Lau Siu Ming)
Diana C. Weng Diana C. Weng ... Undercover Woman (as Diana Weng)
Pok Fu Chow Pok Fu Chow ... High Priest
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Monk
Wai Cheung Mak ... Monk (as Mak Wai Cheung)
Anthony Carpio Anthony Carpio ... Guard Monk
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Storyline

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. Written by AB

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highbinders See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$41,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,111,324, 24 August 2003

Gross USA:

$22,108,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,268,701
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tin Chiu Hung: Stunts member and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's son appeared as Policeman. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie jumps through the burning curtain holding Jai, the blanket wrapped around Jai catches on fire, but is completely unblemished in the next frame. See more »

Quotes

Nicole James: Watson's family don't know he's an Interpol agent
Eddie Yang: What do they think he is?
Nicole James: A libraian.
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Outtakes from the film are shown during the closing credits, ending with a shot of Eddie and Nicole flying through the air away from the castle. See more »

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A sloppy effort best watched on DVD..
23 April 2004 | by movieladSee all my reviews

Despite going on 50, Jackie Chan is still up to his antics in this action and special effects filled fantasy.

What could have been a fantastic film ends up a complete mess what appears due to studio interference. Silly music cues, unfunny 'comedic' moments and sloppy editing (and blatant continuity mistakes) has resulted in a mish-mash of various sequences thrown together to resemble what looks like a plot.

Good points - the special effects. However, I must admit to being biased. Claire Forlani, Jackie Chan and Lee Evans. Good cast - but not put to good use at all. There are very few laughs in this film (but at least there are some!). The fine action work by Jackie and the stunt team. You can't fault that.

Bad points - just about everything else.

This is a film you'd probably best off renting when drunk or when there really isn't much else on the TV.

On DVD, you get a decent enough audio commentary from the producer and editor and some deleted scenes.


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