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.

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  1. John Fusco


  2. Rob Minkoff


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. Li Bingbing

    Li Bingbing

    Ni Chang

  5. Collin Chou

    Collin Chou

    Jade Warlord

  6. Liu Yifei

    Liu Yifei

    Golden Sparrow

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $55,000,000.00

Revenue $127,906,624.00

Homepage http://www.forbiddenkingdommovie.com/

Release Information

  • April 18, 2008
    PG-13, Theatrical



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