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The Golden Child (1986)

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate.

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writer:

Dennis Feldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J.L. Reate J.L. Reate ... The Golden Child
Eddie Murphy ... Chandler Jarrell
Charles Dance ... Sardo Numspa
Charlotte Lewis ... Kee Nang
Victor Wong ... The Old Man
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Til
James Hong ... Doctor Hong
Shakti Chen Shakti Chen ... Kala (as Shakti)
Tau Logo Tau Logo ... Yu
Tiger Chung Lee Tiger Chung Lee ... Khan
Pons Maar ... Fu
Peter Kwong ... Tommy Tong
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ... Detective Boggs
Eric Douglas ... Yellow Dragon
Charles Levin ... TV Host
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Storyline

Eddie Murphy plays a detective with a speciality of finding lost children. He is told he is the 'Chosen one' who will find and protect the Golden Child, a Bhuddist mystic who was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Murphy disbelieves the mysticism but finds more and more evidence of demon worship as he investigates. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Eddie Murphy Is The Chosen One.


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf der Suche nach dem goldenen Kind See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,000,000, 14 December 1986

Gross USA:

$79,817,937
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

George Miller was Eddie Murphy's first choice for director. He turned it down because Murphy kept him waiting at a meeting for four hours. See more »

Goofs

The chain that the Golden Child "stretches" for Chandler changes styles between shots. See more »

Quotes

The Old Man: Keep your thought as pure as the water.
Chandler Jarrell: Hey, this water ain't really that pure.
The Old Man: Un-heh, neither are you.
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PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
By Irving Berlin
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Not a good movie, BUT!
7 July 1999 | by Haplo-4See all my reviews

I would lie if I said that this movie is good, it isn't. The plot is down the drain and so unlogical that it makes my head ache, but the movie does have some qualities. The actors are OK and the footage can't be complained at either and I must add that thanks to Eddie Murphy the movie is watchable and even funny.

I don't know how he does it but his zany jokes keeps hitting the right comedy-button - every time.

So the conclusion is that, in the end I must recommend you all to see it - if not for a brilliant movie but for Murphy's jokes.


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