Shanghai Noon

Synopsis: A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another.
Director(s): Tom Dey
Production: Buena Vista Internationa
  1 win & 7 nominations.
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110 min

-[Man Shouting In Chinese]

- [ Shouting In Unison ]

[Shouting In Unison]

[Drums Pounding]

[Traditional Chinese]

[Woman] The princess nodded,

and the frog said,

"That which you have promised,

you must perform."

Very good.

Keep reading.

"So the princess leaned in

and kissed the frog,

" but as she did, he became

a handsome prince,

"and they rode off

to his kingdom,

where they lived

happily ever after. "

Happily ever after.

There's no such thing

as " happily ever after."

Not for a real princess.

The prince my father wants me

to marry will always be a frog.

My offer still stands.

I will help you get to America.

- [ Whispers ] America ?

-[Princess] That's very kind.

[Man] But we're running out of time.

I know of a ship bound for America,

but we must leave tonight.

- Leave tonight ?

- We must hurry, Princess.

Hurry, Princess.

[ Shouting In Unison ]

-[Captain] Mung Goo Hi.

- [ Shouts ]

-Zhou Hei.

- [ Shouts ]

- Chow Lu.

- [ Shouts ]

[ All Shouting ]

[ Shouting In Unison ]

[ Whistling ]

Oh, yeah.

Oh, yeah, that's it.

Okay. Great.

Great. Okay.

Come here. Look at this.

Spent a lot of time on this.

Now, pay attention,

'cause I don't want any mistakes.

Now, I've calculated the speed of

the train and the speed of our horses.

We meet at this vector.

The only variable is the wind.

- Technically, if you travel

over here on the horses--

- Is this the train ?

All right. We're just gonna wing it...

like we always do.

- [ Chuckles ]

- Ride down, jump on the train,

hoorah the money, head back

to the cathouse, all right ?

- Mm-hmm.

- Let's go. Come on. Move out. Go !

You okay ? Nervous ? It's all right

to be nervous when you're new.

You'll be okay.

I'll keep an eye on you.

All you gotta do is follow my lead.

All right, look alive, outlaws !

[ All Whooping ]

[Wang Reading] "So the princess

leaned in and kissed the frog,

"but as she did,

he became a handsome prince,

"and they rode off

to his kingdom,

where they lived

happily ever after. "

[ Chattering, Indistinct ]

Reach for the sky,

ladies and gentlemen !

Touch that gun and I'll

blow your god damn head off!

What are you doin' ? I sorta like

to be the only guy that talks, Wallace.

- All right. I'm sorry.

- That's okay. That's okay. Good.

Don't worry. Come on, come on.

Big 'Un, let's go.

Why is the new guy talking ?

Where did you get this guy ?

You know I'm the only one who talks.

Okay, everybody keep calm.

[Wallace] You think

you're gonna shoot me ? Is that right ?

What you got right in here ?

Yeah, you got this gun ?

You think you're gonna

do something with that gun ?

Come on, Lady Bird.

You got anything in here besides yarn ?

-[Wallace] You got it out for me !

- Hey !

Whoa, whoa,

whoa, whoa, whoa. No.

Come here. Come here.

We don't steal from women.

Get over here.

Take that side.

Give me your hand.

Give me your hand.

I'm so sorry about that.

I apologize.

First time you've

seen an outlaw ?

Scared ?

Kind of excited too ?

All mixed up ?


Last train we robbed, we were naked,

it was so hot out.

Yeah, it was somethin'.

[ Sighs ]

Yeah, it's got

my initials right there.

- [Men Shouting]

- What are you lookin' at ?

- [Woman Screams]

- [ Screams ]

Wait ! Stop !

Where did you get this guy ?

- Texas.

- Texas ? Are you insane ?

Just shoot me now, 'cause I don't

understand what we're doing here.

Sir, sir, sir, sir. Come here,

come here, come here. Sit down.

- Excuse me. [ Speaking Chinese ]

- Sir, sit down.


- What happened ?

Wallace, what are you doing ?

- I'm just wingin' it.

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Miles Millar

Miles Millar (born 1967) is a British screenwriter and producer. Miles is best known for co-developing and writing the long-running Superman prequel television series Smallville, alongside his writing partner Alfred Gough. more…

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