Journey to the West

Synopsis: Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary Monkey King.
Director(s): Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok (co-director)
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 win & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

One turtle, crawl, crawl, crawl.

Two fish, swim, swim, swim.

Three big lobsters, swim swim, swim.

Lobsters don't swim... they jump.

Three big lobsters, jump, jump, jump.

Four little girls...


I'm going in now.

Play on the shore

and don't get too near the water.

If you fall in, the Big Lobster will grab you.

If he does, I'll eat him.

If you eat the Big Lobster,

then the demon will eat you.

There are no demons here.


Look. What's that in the water?

Aha! It's me!

See, I'm fine. I was just joking. Look!

Go, Daddy!

Great! Great!

Hurray Daddy! Yay, Daddy!

You're so silly.


What are you doing here? Where's your Dad?

My condolences.

Thank you, your Holiness.

Here's a little money

and two ancient salted fish.

Please accept them.

As a Taoist priest,

my sole purpose is to help the world.

I can't accept such precious things.

Hey everyone!

Now that the demon's been caught...'s up to you to decide

what to do with it.

Kill it!

Isn't it dead already?

Kill it again!



I... want... revenge!

You're all mistaken. That's not the killer.

It's just a stingray.

He's gentle, kind-hearted and cheerful.

A fish of good character. Just a bit too big.

Who are you?

I am the unshaven Buddhist monk,

Chen Xuan Zang.

I am a demon-hunter.

We know about stingrays,

but we've never seen one so big.

The Priest says it's possessed by a demon.

Mayor, look.

That's really not the demon

you're looking for.

A good father was savagely

killed by the demon.

How his innocent family suffers.

While you just talk nonsense.

You scumbag!

Scumbag! Scumbag! Scumbag!

Everyone, listen to me.

The real demon has not yet appeared.

Shut up!

Have you ever lost a husband?

Madam, I don't have a husband.

Have you ever lost a husband?

Madam, believe me.

I've never really had a...

Kill him!

This stingray is innocent!

The demon is still in the river!

Everyone's got to stay out of the water!

That's nonsense!

He's clearly working with that demon.

String him up! Burn him!

Burn him! Burn him! Burn him!

Everyone, listen up.

I've already killed the demon.

It's perfectly safe here.

You can go in the water with nothing to fear.


Go in!

It's fine. It's really safe.

Look, it's safe.

It's really safe now.

We're safe now.


Danger! Get out, fast!

Hey! Danger! Move!

Get out! Danger!



Look over here! Over there!

The demon...


Your Holiness, why did that happen?

We're fine... we're fine.

Once you're on shore, everything's okay.

Yes... everyone stay calm.

Get on shore. We'll be safe here.

Sheng, Sheng!

Give us back our money!

What are you doing?!

You tricked us!

What are you talking about?

I caught a demon for you, didn't I?

Who knew there was another one?

What do we do now?

Stay calm.

We're so high up... we'll be fine.

How high are we?

Very high... look!

Don't move! Stay down, and you'll be fine!

Don't run! Stay down!

Just play dead! Don't run!




Sheng, stay still. Don't move.


Stay still! Stay where you are!


Little girl... don't move!



Mrs. Gen!

No... Sheng!



Knife! Where?

Give me the knife!

Here it is!





It's gonna be okay.

Don't be afraid. Mommy's here, Sheng.

Mrs. Gen!

Come out!

Mrs. Gen!

Come out!

Give... give me back my daughter...

My baby! My baby!

Please help!

Please save my baby.

Please help!

Hey, this robe was very expensive.

Sorry... please help.

Hey, you have to compensate me.

Okay... that really, really hurts. Let go!

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Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow Sing Chi (Chinese: 周星馳, born 22 June 1962) is a Chinese film director, actor, film producer, political adviser of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and martial artist. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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