Shanghai Noon

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Shanghai Noon ★★½ 2000 (PG-13)

Goofy, goodnatured, western action/comedy finds Chinese imperial guard Chon Wang (Chan) in trouble for not preventing Princess Pei Pei (Liu) from running off to America (circa 1880) with her American tutor (Connery). But it all turns out to be a kidnapping scheme and Wang winds up in Nevada, helping to deliver the ransom gold. Through some unlikely events, Wang hooks up with talkative, unsuccessful outlaw Roy O'Bannon (Wilson), learns some of the west's wilder ways, and the buds set out to rescue the damsel, who's no shrinking flower herself. Chan and Wilson are both throughly ingratiating and you've got the Chan stunts to look forward to as well. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Owen Wilson, Roger Yuan, Xander Berkeley, Jason Connery, Henry O, Walton Goggins, Russ Badger, Rafael Baez, Brandon Merrill; D: Tom Dey; W: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar; C: Dan Mindel; M: Randy Edelman.