An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

  1. Rob Minkoff


  2. John Fusco


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan

    Old Hop / Lu Yan

  2. Jet Li

    Jet Li

    The Silent Monk / The Monkey King

  3. Michael Angarano

    Michael Angarano

    Jason Tripitikas

  4. Liu Yifei

    Liu Yifei

    Golden Sparrow / Chinatown Girl

  5. Li Bingbing

    Li Bingbing

    Ni Chang a.k.a White-Haired Witch

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The Forbidden Kingdom
The Forbidden Kingdom


Status Released

Release Information

  • April 18, 2008


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $55,000,000.00

Revenue $127,906,624.00



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