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The Medallion (2003)

Cast: Jackie Chan, Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, more...
Director: Gordon Chan, Gordon Chan
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Action, Foreign, Hong Kong, Fantasy, Martial Arts
Running Time: 88 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
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Though it's an English-language film, the fantasy action comedy The Medallion is one of the highest-budgeted movies to come out of Hong Kong. Cop Eddie Yang (Jackie Chan) and his partner, Interpol agent Arthur Watson (Lee Evans), are in pursuit of international human-smuggling crimelord Snakehead (Julian Sands). The partners get seriously wounded and a mysterious ancient medallion transforms them into superpowered warriors called Highbinders. The two halves of the medallion are supposed to grant eternal life when joined together by a powerful young boy who was born during a specific time in the Year of the Snake. The villainous Snakehead wants to gets his hands on both the child and the medallion, and the heros try to stop him. Aided by special effects and action choreography by Sammo Hung, Chan fights his way toward a violent conclusion with Snakehead that takes place in mid-air.. Claire Forlani plays Jackie Chan's love interest, the Interpol agent Nicole. Also starring John Rhys-Davies as Commander Hammerstock-Smythe. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

The Golden Medallion... by Emosjrny January 13, 2004 - 8:21 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
No doubt JC's latest action excursion plays like a wanna-be Indiana Jones or a middle-of-the-road re-tread of "The Golden Child". Still, "The Medallion", like "The Tuxedo", is at least a Hollywood star vehicle which JC is the main attraction and isn't relegated to being paired up with comic relief like Chris Tucker or Owen Wilson though ironically this is virtually a Hong Kong made movie as the crew consists of many of his Chinese comrads. Excellent action choreography, a strong cast (particularly the always engaging Julian Sands) but a "been there, done that" plot line.

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