Shanghai Knights

2003

Shanghai Knights

Critics Consensus

A silly, anachronistic mess, but the pairing of Chan and Wilson makes the movie fun.

66%

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Total Count: 151
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East and West team up to take on bad guys in the British Empire in this sequel to the action comedy hit Shanghai Noon. Chon Wang (Jackie Chan), once an Imperial Guard in China, is now the Sheriff of Carson City, NV, while his onetime cohort, former train robber Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson), scrapes together a living writing dime novels based on his adventures and waiting tables in New York City. However, when Wang learns that his father was killed by bandits who broke into the Emperor's palace and stole the Imperial Seal, he's determined to bring the criminals to justice. Wang's sister Lin (Fann Wong) has learned that the killers have escaped to London, so Wang travels to England to meet her, with O'Bannon in tow. As Wang and Lin -- whose martial arts skills rival those of her brother -- look for the culprits, they discover that Lord Rathbone (Aidan Gillen), who is looking to shorten his path of succession to the British throne, is in cahoots with Wu Chan (Donnie Yen), the bastard son of the Chinese Emperor's father, who needs the Imperial Seal as part of his plan to win control of the nation. As Wang and Lin try to get to the bottom of Chan's schemes, O'Bannon finds himself infatuated with his pal's sister. While set in Victorian London, Shanghai Knights was actually filmed on locations in the former Czech Republic, which more closely resembled turn-of-the-century England.

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Cast

Jackie Chan
as Chon Wang
Owen Wilson
as Roy O'Bannon
Fann Wong
as Chon Lin
Aidan Gillen
as Lord Nelson Rathbone
Donnie Yen
as Wu Chow
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as Charlie Chaplin
Tom Fisher
as Artie Doyle
Gemma Jones
as Queen Victoria
Kim Chan
as Chon Wang's Father
Oliver Cotton
as Jack the Ripper
Richard Haas
as Street Preacher
John Owens
as Server
Alison King
as Prostitute
Jonathan Harvey
as Fagin No. 1
Richard Bremmer
as Master at Arms
Eric Meyers
as Front Desk Clerk
Daisy Beaumont
as Cigarette Girl
Stephen H. Fisher
as Head Waiter
Matt Hill
as Deputy
Terry Howson
as Shotgun
Ryan James
as Waiter
Barry Stanton
as Lord Chancellor
Matthew Storey
as Fagin No. 2
Tom Wu
as Lead Boxer Liu
Vincent Wang
as Imperial Guard
Charlie G. Hawkins
as Newspaper Boy
Gerard Whelan
as Rathbone Guard
Rene Hajek
as Rathbone Guard
Le Ho Ban
as Palace Guard
Van Hai Bui
as Palace Guard
Vladimir Hrbek
as Old Man with Cane
Jiri Mojzis
as Old Couple, Man
Marta Andresova
as Old Couple, Woman
David Listvan
as Palace Guard with Rifle
Petra Jezkova
as Toothless Flower Girl
Barbora Nedeljakova
as Debutante No. 3
Eva Ruzicka
as Debutante No. 4
Hanka Scudlova
as Cleopatra Model
Hana Jouzova
as Harpist
Tom Klar
as Quartet
Jan Petrik
as Quartet
Milolas Cech
as Quartet
Karel Urban
as Quartet
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