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In this entertaining sequel to SHANGHAI NOON, Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) and Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) are reunited on an adventure that leads them to Great Britain. Upon hearing of his father's murder in China at the hands of Englishman Lord Rathbone (Aidan Gillen), Wang leaves his law-enforcing life in Nevada and heads east. In New York City, he tracks down Roy, who now works as a waiter/gigolo. After a close encounter with New York's finest, Wang and Roy travel to London, where they team up with Wang's sister, Lin (Fann Wong), also out to avenge their father's death. Their search uncovers a plot to assassinate the royal family and brings them into contact with many touchstones of turn-of-the-20th-century British culture. <br> <br> A fitting follow-up to Chan and Wilson's first pairing, SHANGHAI KNIGHTS takes the fish-out-of-water element of the original and doubles it, as both Wang and Roy navigate the highs and lows of Victorian London. Chan, as always, astounds with a series of acrobatic fight sequen...
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CastAidan Gillen
DirectorDavid Dobkin
Release Date:  2003
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  Buena Vista Home Entertainment (July 15, 2003)
Runtime:  1hr 54min
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review by . May 08, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Getting the most out of Shanghai Knights involves ignoring a few bad storytelling tropes which are played all the up to eleven: The martial artist going out to avenge his dead father, the whole younger sibling/older sibling dynamic, and a precocious little scamp of a kid you just want to fucking smack.     Let's face it, though: Anyone who watches Shanghai Knights isn't doing it for its pristine storytelling. They're watching it because Jackie Chan is one of those unique people …
review by . February 04, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Chan and Wilson make a great team.     Cons: Nothing new storywise.     The Bottom Line: Not a bad diversion and Chan and Wilson make a great team.     The buddy comedy film has its roots buried deeply into the Hollywood historical archives. One need look no further than the classic Road movies of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope to see that even in the Golden Age of Hollywood, this formula was a proven winner.       Through …
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