Chinese Zodiac

Synopsis: Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director(s): Jackie Chan
Production: WAMCR
  5 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Building of the Old Summer Palace started in 1709.

Took more than 150 years to complete.

Its magnificence awed the world.

Envoys called it The Garden of Gardens.

Haiyan Hall was its largest Western mansion,

where the 12 Chinese Zodiac statues stood,

each majestically spouting water at noon!

Foreign armies breached Fort Dagu in July 1860,

shattered the Empire's feeble defence.

On 6th October 1860,

the invaders stormed Old Summer Palace.

Imperial treasures including the 12 bronze statues

were pillaged or burned.

The fire lasted for three nights and days.

This 150-year-old architectural masterpiece

was razed to the ground.

One, two, three!

Going once, going twice,


Next item.

A case of 24 bottles of

Chinese Maotai perfectly preserved,

forgotten in a farm cellar for over 55 years.

Maotai's starting bid: 2 million euros,

bids in increments of 100,000.

Ladies and gentlemen,

there are only four in the world.

The Chinese ambassador.

A pleasure to meet you.

Please forgive my lateness, I'm sorry.

We should be the ones to ask your forgiveness.

Take a look at the edges.

All those years ago, because of the war,

my ancestors brought back things

that did not belong to them.

And every time I look at that bronze,

I feel guilty.

It's part of the common heritage of mankind.

It shouldn't belong to one or two individuals.

That's why I chose

to donate it to a Chinese museum.

Sir it's my humble opinion,

that if everybody thinks like you,

the world would be a better place to live in.

I wish you every success

in tracking down the rest of the bronze heads.

and sold!


Congratulations, Mr. Morgan.

MP Corporation is now the proud owner

of the world's four rarest stamps

You're wrong. Not four.


there is only one in the world!

Hey! Check it out!

MP Corporation is all over the news today.

Oh! The boss is back.

It's the only one of its kind left.

Its values go triple overnight.

Father's idea.


You want a priceless antique?

I'll make it for you.


Percy's called, questioning our painting

Morning Light.


Well then, they don't even know to do that.

Buy it back, like we always do,

for an elevated price.

Because fake things tend to become more real

once they've been bought and sold a few times


The 5th bronze head did very well.

It was a surprise to us.

Recent buyers this auction season

were all businessmen

who just love their country.

That's because they'll do anything

for their own relics.

Their patriotism equals our profit.


These bronzes,

each one higher than the last.

How am I going to get my hands

on those bad boys?

Names, give me names. Throw out names.

Let's get the Vulture.

Feels like it should be someone closer to home.

What about JC?

He hasn't even found the Roses painting yet.

Roses? Don't worry about the Roses.

You tell JC,

if he can get me all the remaining heads,

there's a massive bonus in it for him.

As long as the money's right,

JC will get you anything.

You tell him it's one million euros each.

If he gets us the dragon as well,

I'll add another zero.


Your car cannot pass!

I want to pee.

She's gorgeous!


Come this way.

Thank you.

Dad, that's brilliant.

You know, it's the Year of the Dragon.

- We're going to make a fortune.

-Go fool around with your girls!

You go find JC, then

No problem, I'll find him.

Right, where is he now?

He's probably on vacation.

What's going on?

I don't get this.

What happened?

There's a breach. Be alert!

What is it?

Someone has broken in!

What's going on?

Stop him!

Stop or we will shoot!

Get him!

There's a breach, don't let him get away!

Where are the keys?

Get him!

This way!

He's under the car, get him!

He's here!

He's here!

Get him!



I can't see him. Can he out-race us?

I can see our cars but nothing else.

Where is he? I thought you'd cut him off.

What is this?

Get him!

What's that?

He is there!

Oh my poor backside!


JC, okay?


Let's go.


JC, it's Jonathan.

Did you find the Roses?

I am on vacation.

I have a new assignment. Interested?

How much do you pay?

Know the 12 bronze heads from Old Summer Palace?

Chinese Zodiac?

Chinese Zodiac

Professor Guan.

Martin is from National Geographic Channel.

This is Professor Guan.

How are you, sir? How do you do?

National Geographic Channel is very respectable.

We need plenty of support for our work.


support from credible media like yours.

We're doing a feature on the 12 bronze heads.

You are an expert on them.

So we're here to learn from you.

The pyramids of Egypt,

the Parthenon of Greece,

and Cambodia's Angkor Wat,

are just like China's Old Summer Palace,

where numerous treasures and relics

were pillaged, destroyed, and stolen.

How are you, sir? Good day, all.

These students are from all over the world.

They've been working here for years,

repatriating relics to their own countries.

We need everyone to work hard.

It takes centuries to create a miracle,

but a bomb or fire can destroy it in an instant.

After much detailed research,

we came up with almost exact replicas.

You are the first reporter to see them.

No pictures!


Five of them have been auctioned.

What about the rest?

There are rumours of their whereabouts.

One of my students in Paris,

she's an expert in antiquity,

has recently examined two auctioned heads.

Which two?


and this Rat-head.

Can I get in touch with her?

I'll contact her for you now.


Can I touch them?



No need to be so serious!

I must, I must

It's coming.

The Rat-head is finished.

Is it very valuable?

Depends on what you think is valuable.

For 1O euros, you can have them both.

This is your document.

Welcome to Paris!

Thank you.

We are here for peace.

Peace! Peace in your heart!


Everybody! Okay?

We will voice our concerns peacefully.

You sure it is here?

According to the GPS

Then wait here.



Are you kidding?

It's your size! It's not your size!

If it's not,

it was the seller who made a mistake.

Get lost!

It's over between us!

No! It's not over! I love you, Coco!

I love you.


Love my ass!

Okay! Okay!

If that's how it is, give me back my keys!

Who are you?

Who are you?

Professor Guan sent me.

Just wait!

Who's this fellow? Your new boyfriend?


Thank you for catching.

You're welcome. You don't have keys?

She says it's over between us.

I just want my set of keys back

so I can give it to another girlfriend.

Sorry. I missed

You missed...

Let's go. Hurry up.

You are Shangguan Ma-ding?


But my research told me.

Shangguan Ma-ding has passed away.

That was my cousin. I am Martin Shangguan.

Oh, really?

Follow me, then.

Boys and girls,

Martin is from National Geographic Channel.

He is here to do a feature on the bronze heads.

We need all the help we can get

from mainstream media like

National Geographic Channel.

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Frankie Chan

Frankie Chan Fan-kei (born 1951) is a Chinese martial arts actor, film director, producer, action director, and composer. Chan is best known to Hong Kong action cinema fans as the main antagonist in Sammo Hung's The Prodigal Son where he faces Yuen Biao in the final reel. Chan has starred in a number of modern action films, most notably Burning Ambition, Outlaw Brothers and Carry On Pickpocket. He also directed and composed many films in the 1970s and 1980s, including The Young Master, Odd Couple and Armour of God II: Operation Condor. In 2011 Chan directed Legendary Amazons, a film about the female Generals of the Yang clan. more…

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