Romeo Must Die

Synopsis: In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah.
Director(s): Andrzej Bartkowiak
Production: Warner Home Video
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

"Amazing Grace."

Excuse me?

My grandmother used to sing

that song to me.

That's real nice.

I especially like the part that goes:

"l once was lost, but now l'm found."

Take you, for instance. You have got to be

a fool to roll up in here, man.

But l figure you must be lost.

So I tell you what. See this here?

This is for your bill.


...since you look like

such a jovial individual...'s for the tip.

So why don't you find your ass out of here?

We haven't finished our drinks.

You finished now?

Let it go, Po.

This is a hassle we don't need.

And don't come back, zipperhead.

Po, get them out of here!


Let's go.

Guess you want to gamble

with your life.

Casino's as good a place as any.

Guess l could use a little exercise.

Guns don't kill people.

People kill people.

For example,

these two guys with the machine guns.

If they start blasting off...

...ain't none of y'all going home!

You guys are disturbing my business.

So if your ass ain't black...'d better get up out of here

before it really get hot!

Get on out of here.

Let's go.

Ladies, excuse us.

- What are you doing, Kai?

Get them out.

- You too.

- No. Stay.

You too, please.

What were you doing?

We're in a damn war.

I'm a big boy now.

These black guys'll bury you.

You work for me, Kai.

I work for your father.

Get your head out of your ass, Po.

As long as there's a war going on,

you are my responsibility.

I can take care of myself.

Oh, my God.

Tiger, you killing me, man.

I hate this game.


You have a phone call.

Let me take it in the house.

I need a break anyway.

l don't even know why

you stressing it, man. Come on.

You know why l'm stressing.

All future business deals...

...will take place not in the pool

hall, but in somebody's country club.

You know that.

lf you're serious

about going straight...

...I want to know if you got a plan

for old Mac.

Or should I start looking at the


As long as I'm breathing... ain't ever got to worry about

no classifieds.

All right.

Come on, boy.

You know it's me and you.


Hey, what you got for me?

You sure about that?

What's wrong?

All right.

What's wrong, man?

Somebody canceled Ch'u's boy.


You set up a meeting with Ch'u ASAP,

then find out who killed his boy.

Don't even sweat it, okay?

I got it.

Mr. O'Day.

Mr. Sing's at gate B-12.

Thank you.

Nice touch on the metal detectors, my man.

Keeps everybody honest, my man.

You have my deepest, deepest condolences.

Thank you.

What happened to your son

was tragic.

Very unnecessary.

I want you to know I'll be

looking into this personally.

You will forgive me

if l'm not easily moved.

Mr. Sing...

...with all due respect,

there is no way...

...that anybody in my camp would touch

your family...

...any more than anybody in your camp

would touch mine.

It just wouldn't happen.

Our business venture will continue.

I'm pleased to hear that.


Make sure we got round the clock security

for my son and my daughter.

It's all been arranged, chief.

Make those lemon tarts for the kids.


- Yes?

- need to get a signature from you.

- Okay.


- You're welcome.

Excuse me.

- Do you have this in a small?

- One minute. Amy.

Help her out for me.

She'll help you.

- What are y'all doing?

- You got a little something-something?

Girl, tell him to turn up the music.

Turn up the music!

Show them how we used to do it.

Watch the store for me, okay?

Okay, I got you.

Oh, sh*t.


What a name for a store:

Serpentine Fire.

That's tight. Lt's real tight.

Kool and the Gang jam

from back in the day.

- Earth, Wind and Fire.

- Right, right, right.

That serious sh*t.

Do l know you?

- How you gonna play me like that?

- What?

I work for your pops.

- Right. Your name starts with an M.

- That's it.


Funny. Lt's Maurice, all right?

Maurice, I'd love to reminisce

with you, but l'm busy right now... let's do this later, okay?

- No.

- Lt don't work like that.

- Excuse me?

Your father could be

catching some static...

...and Mac wants me

to watch your back.

Let me tell you something.

Whatever my father and Mac are into

has nothing to do with me.

You can hate them all you want.

That's your business.

If they tell me not to let you out of my sight,

I don't care if you going to confession...'s going to be you,

me and the priest.

That's ridiculous.

Hey, look. My ride's right over there.

Back seat or the trunk.

Make it easy on yourself.

Your choice, baby girl.

Waiting for the magic word.



I got some coloring books

in the back.

- You think you're funny.

- 'm babysitting.

I gotta bring something

for the kids.

- Can l get my leg in the car? Damn!

- mean.


The NFL announced Friday that Oakland...

...will become home

to its newest expansion team.

The question of who the new owners

will be is still unresolved.

For more we go to Jody Vance.

That's right, Perry.

Several groups of investors will be

presenting proposals this week.

I thought we were done with football

when the Raiders left town.

- Yeah, well, jobs.

- What?

Jobs. See, if they have to build

another stadium...

...some of us that have been less

fortunate can attain jobs.

Harold, your unfortunate ass been

sitting in that chair for 15 years.

You couldn't attain a job if one

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Eric Bernt

Eric Bernt has built most of his career as a writer for Hollywood box office films. He made his directorial debut in 2005 with the movie Vegas Baby. He has given lectures at universities on the topic of screenwriting. more…

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