The Golden Child

  • PG
  • Michael Ritchie (1986)
  • US
  • 89 min
Film Review
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1 out of 5

At this stage in his career, Eddie Murphy was certainly the golden boy of Hollywood with hits such as Beverly Hills Cop and 48 HRS under his belt. However, not even he could save this horribly misconceived comedy adventure, in which he is cast rather improbably as a social worker who is asked to track down a Tibetan youngster (the "Golden Child") who holds the key to the world's survival. Murphy's quick-fire quips fall flat and Michael Ritchie's direction is best described as indifferent, while Charles Dance hams it up as the baddie of the piece.

Plot Summary

Action comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Charles Dance. Freelance child-finder Chandler Jarrell is called in after a Tibetan holy youth, the Golden Child, is kidnapped. Jarrell's task is to rescue the boy, who has the ability to bring peace to the world.

Cast and crew

Cast

Chandler Jarrell
Eddie Murphy
Sardo Numspa
Charles Dance
Kee Nang
Charlotte Lewis
Old man
Victor Wong (2)
Golden Child
J L Reate
Til
Randall "Tex" Cobb
Dr Hong
James Hong
Kala
Shakti
Yu
Tau Logo
Khan
Tiger Chung Lee
Fu
Pons Maar
Tommy Tong
Peter Kwong

Crew

Director
Michael Ritchie

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Drama