The Golden Child

Starring: Eddie Murphy Director: Michael Ritchie  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Eddie Murphy is the chosen one.
The Golden Child
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Interactive menus
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    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French

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Product Description:

Eddie Murphy follows up his hot streak of BEVERLY HILLS COP and TRADING PLACES with this mystical action-comedy directed by Michael Ritchie. Murphy plays Chandler "Chan" Jarrell, a man who tracks down lost children for a living. When the beautiful Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis), a Tibetan priestess, approaches him with the flattering yet disarming declaration that he is "the chosen one," his quest for the illustrious golden child (J. L. Reate) begins. Along the way, Chan uncovers secrets within Chinatown's underbelly and encounters a seemingly endless parade of bizarre and dangerous situations, most often spearheaded by Sardo Numpsa (Charles Dance), the devil's main henchman. It's up to Chan to locate the golden child, then protect him from the evil Sardo, who won't rest until he sees to it that the boy is in his clutches.

Not surprisingly, THE GOLDEN CHILD is a comedian's showcase. As Murphy ad-libs his way to the rescue, it appears that Ritchie allowed him the comfort of improvisation throughout the film's production, and that trust in his star pays off. The result is a laugh-out-loud crowd pleaser with a heavy dose of action that alludes to the mystical Asian dramas of the past.

Plot Synopsis:

A comely young Tibetan woman hires a streetwise Los Angeles social worker to help her find an angelic child who's been kidnapped by demonic forces.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 12, 1986.
  • The film grossed $79.81 million in the United States.

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  • Sales Rank: 4,814
  • UPC: 883929311040
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