The Golden Child

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"Eddie Murphy is the chosen one."
  • PG-13
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.0  (59,037)
  • 37

In the 1986 movie The Golden Child, Eddie Murphy plays Chandler Jarrell, a private detective who is tasked with finding and rescuing a young boy named Kee Nang (J.L. Reate), who has been kidnapped by a group of evil men who are trying to prevent him from fulfilling his destiny as the Golden Child. The Golden Child, we learn, is a special child with magical powers who has been prophesied to save the world from destruction. Kee Nang is the Golden Child, and the evil men who have taken him believe that by killing him, they will be able to prevent the prophecy from coming true.

Chandler is initially reluctant to get involved in the case, but he is persuaded by a mysterious woman who tells him that he is the only one who can save Kee Nang. As he sets out to find the boy, he is pursued by Sardo Numspa (played by Charles Dance), the leader of the group who has taken Kee Nang. Numspa is a powerful and dangerous man, with his own magical abilities, and he will stop at nothing to prevent Chandler from finding the Golden Child.

Chandler's journey takes him on a wild and dangerous adventure, from the streets of Los Angeles to the mountains of Tibet. Along the way, he meets a host of colorful characters, including a woman named Kala (Charlotte Lewis), who becomes his ally on his quest.

As Chandler gets closer to rescuing Kee Nang, he begins to develop a mystical connection with the Golden Child, and he realizes that his destiny is intertwined with Kee Nang's. With the help of Kala and some other unlikely allies, Chandler faces off against Numspa and his minions in a final battle to save Kee Nang and the fate of the world.

The Golden Child is a mix of action, adventure, humor, and mysticism, with Eddie Murphy bringing his trademark comedic style to the role of Chandler Jarrell. The movie is also notable for its special effects, which were groundbreaking for the time, and for its diverse and colorful cast.

While The Golden Child did not receive universal critical acclaim upon its release, it has since gained a cult following and is regarded as a classic of 80s cinema. Its blend of humor, action, and fantasy make it an entertaining and memorable movie, and Eddie Murphy's performance as Chandler Jarrell is one of his most beloved roles.

The Golden Child is a 1986 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 37.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    6.0  (59,037)
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