Shanghai Knights

Synopsis: When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her.
Director(s): David Dobkin
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min


Not one step further.

The keeper

of the lmperial Seal.

Just the man l was looking for.

A woman.

You Chinese are

very progressive.

A gift from an old friend.

Wu Chow.

He wanted me to send

his regards.



The seal.

You must get it back.

l promise.

Give this... to your brother.

What are you reading?


"Roy O'Bannon vs. The Mummy."

lt's incredible.

Roy's just taken out

the Mummy's entire army

of zombie confederate soldiers,

and he only had one bullet.

That's impossible.

Oh, no, it's not.

Roy figured out

the physics of the canyon

and then ricocheted a bullet

off the canyon wall.

Nailed each zombie

through the heart.

What about the Shanghai Kid?

He was captured

and knocked out on page 10

while he was polishing

Roy's pearl handles.

Don't you worry.

Roy's about to save him from

becoming a human sacrifice.

Those stories are all lies.

No. See?

lt says right here

on the back.

"Author Sage McCallister bases

all his stories

on firsthand accounts."

Sorry, sheriff.

No princess.

Every day you meet

the noon stage.

Every day it's the same story.

She's not coming back.

Pei Pei's married to her work

in San Francisco.

Modern woman.

Sheriff, you got a parcel.

Hey, maybe it's from her!

No. lt's from my sister

in China.

l know.

l know.

l must go.

Stay here and be a good horsey

for the new sheriff.

Uh, sheriff,

that stage is headed east.

lsn't China kind of west

of here?

l'm not going to China.

l'm going to New York.

Roy invested my money.

ls it true that he lives in a

penthouse at the top of the Ritz

surrounded by dozens

of beautiful women

at his every beck and call?

That's the old Roy.

He's married, settled down.

Trust me, he's changed.

So there we were.

Completely outnumbered.

He didn't have to tell me

we didn't stand a chance.

So l send the Shanghai Kid

and the princess out the back.

Poor Shanghai Kid.

He was so frightened.

He forgot to thank me

for saving his life.

l'm used to that.

Now, l returned to the front,

and l counted to three...

and l burst out of the mission.

Pearl handles blazing.

Lead flying everywhere.

And not a single bullet

touched me.



What happened

to the emperor's gold?

Well, we divided it up.

l insisted on giving my share

to the lndians.

The savages?

Please don't ever call

those noble people savages.

lf being proud of your body

and wanting to ride around naked

all day makes you a savage,

then, by God,

you're drinking with a savage.

And that is what you call

a French toast.

You are so sophisticated,

Mr. O'Bannon.


Who's up for some more bubbly?

Reach for the sky, Roy.

Say that again.

Reach for the sky, Roy.

Chon Wang!

You sly son of a gun!

-Look at you!

-Look at you!

-What brings you to New York?

-My share of the gold.

Refresh my memory.

What gold?

The emperor's gold.

Okay, now, that gold is in

what the Wall Street pros call

a long-term investment.

We can't touch it

because it's building.

l need it tonight.

You just got here.

Let's celebrate.

No. l don't have time.

-You just got to the big city.

-My father's been killed.

Chon, l'm...

You need the money to get back

for the funeral?

No. l must go to England.

The ship leaves tonight.

Your father died in England?

China. My sister followed

the murderer to London.

Wait. Murderer.

l'm a little bit mixed up.

Let me see if l can get

the facts straight.

You have a sister? You never

told me you had a sister.

ls she pretty or does she look

like you? Be honest.

Roy, l need my money!

l don't like

that tone of voice.

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Alfred Gough

Alfred Gough III (born August 22, 1967) is an American screenwriter and producer. more…

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