The Medallion

2003 film / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Medallion (Chinese: 飛龍再生/免死金牌) is a 2003 action comedy film directed by Hong Kong film director Gordon Chan in his first English-language film directorial debut, who also wrote the screenplay with Bey Logan, Paul Wheeler, Bennett Joshua Davlin and Alfred Cheung

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The Medallion
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGordon Chan
Written by
Produced byAlfred Cheung
CinematographyArthur Wong
Edited by
Music by
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 15 August 2003 (2003-08-15) (Hong Kong)
  • 22 August 2003 (2003-08-22) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
  • Hong Kong
  • United States
Budget$35-41 million[1][2]
Box office$34.3 million[3]

Who also produced. The film stars Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, Claire Forlani, and Julian Sands. It was much less successful than Chan's other American films such as the Rush Hour film series, Shanghai Noon and its sequel, Shanghai Knights. The film was theatrically released on 15 August 2003 in Hong Kong and 22 August 2003 in the United States by TriStar Pictures.

In the story, Eddie (Chan) is a Hong Kong police officer hired by Interpol to capture a crime lord known as Snakehead (Sands) and prevent him from kidnapping a chosen boy with special powers and a medallion that gives superhuman power and immortality.

Much of the film features supernatural and mystical themes, though it is filled with action and comedy. The film received negative reviews from critics. Even though the film's United States box office result was strong enough for Sony/TriStar Pictures to make profit,[4][5] the film only grossed $34 million in worldwide box office against $41 million production budget.