The Art of War

Synopsis: Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on.
Director(s): Christian Duguay
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
30
Rotten Tomatoes:
16%
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Year:
2000
117 min
$29,458,928
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Only minutes away from midnight,

here at the fabulous Jade Park Hotel in Hong Kong...

...it's a star-studded event,

typical of the man they call...

...the Donald Trump of Asia, David Chan.

Sir, what are your last thoughts

as the 20th century fades?

Well, tonight, we join the rest of the world

in celebrating the new millennium.

But, next month,

we Chinese begin the year of the dragon.

The year 4698.

Has it been that long?

But, seriously,

celebrating the new Western millennium...

...it's quite a symbolic moment for China,

Hong Kong and myself.

Vitality and creativity of the West,

wisdom and experience of the East.

The fun's about to begin,

ladies and gentlemen. Please, join us.

What is he waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Novak, I'm experiencing the moment.

He's gonna experience

a Chinese labor camp moment...

...if he doesn't stick to schedule.

We are 10 minutes away,

and he's sight-seeing.

Don't worry about it.

I'm always right on time.

All right, kids.

We're good to go.

Got it.

Good stuff.

Not so good.

Thought you said

he worked facing the window.

He does.

Not today.

He can't see where the infrared port is.

Hold on.

You can never pay too much

for good intelligence.

Or a good hooker.

The ball is up.

We're receiving.

Now, please, join with me

in counting us down...

...into China's new future.

Ready?

Three.

Two.

One!

What is it?

What's wrong?

Is it Y2K?

Is it Y2K?

No, no. It can't be.

Not in my city!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year.

Coming at you.

Okay, I got him.

-You like?

-You like this?

Thirteen, fourteen years-old girls

Sick f*ck.

That's good.

Did you get that?

Yeah.

Let's do it.

Phone.

Here we go.

Happy Ne Year, Defense Minister.

Who is speaking?

You could think of me as your conscience.

Sending.

Maybe you should direct your attention

to the big screen.

Last month, you took $90 million

of UN aid money...

...and spent it

on Chinese missile technology.

That money was for flood victims

and starving children.

Now I'm quite sure that

North Korean government won't mind...

...but how do you think the world press

is going to react to that?

What do you want?

I want you back at the negotiating table

with South Korea tomorrow.

That is impossible.

Sending.

He is here inside. Find him!

Look at the big screen...

Well, if it's still an impossibility,

press "1" on your keypad.

If it's a possibility...

Excellent choice.

I think I've been made.

Shaw?

I'm picking up a lot of chatter

on the security channel.

The man next to Chan is Alex Wingate.

Media mogul.

United States, united Europe, united China.

There's no difference.

Our blood is 68 percent Coca-Cola.

Opening China's doors to the West

is a little more complicated than that.

Oh alex, you know we'll try to contribute

what we can to make it easier.

And you, sir, who might you be?

Me? I'm Eddie Murphy.

Would you hold this, please?

He hit me!

Okay, go to Phase 2.

Right. Yeah, I got it.

I know what's coming.

I'm coming in.

Line up with the van.

Straight approach.

Mr. Secretary-General...

...give any comment on North Korea's

return to the peace negotiations?

How were you able to achieve this?

Common sense...

...patience, mutual respect

and an abiding understanding that...

...there are cultural differences.

And we're all gonna live with them.

Secretary-General Douglas Thomas

leaves the UN after a successful return...

...to peace negotiations

for North and South Korea.

Great.

I'm gonna become another one of those

famous Canadian peacekeepers.

Not famous.

Do you know how many Americans

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