Watch: The Golden Child 1986 123movies, Full Movie Online – Eddie Murphy plays a detective with a speciality of finding lost children. He is told he is the ‘Chosen one’ who will find and protect the Golden Child, a Bhuddist mystic who was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Murphy disbelieves the mysticism but finds more and more evidence of demon worship as he investigates..
Plot: After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind’s fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being “chosen.”
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|5.9/10 Votes: 56,623|
|22% | RottenTomatoes|
|37/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 898 Popularity: 15.298 | TMDB|
An enjoyable and amusing fantasy, well worth watching
I first saw this movie on television some years ago and frankly loved it. Charles Dance makes one of the most terrifying villains anyone can imagine. His sophistication is such a perfect contrast to the crudely good hero. I have never been much of an Eddie Murphy fan but find his irritating portrayal here a winner: a bit of “Axel Foley Through the Looking Glass”. Charlotte Lewis is, to utilize a hackneyed phrase but the only one applicable, luminously gorgeous. Some scenes are wonderfully created: the dream sequence, the bird, the silly fight scenes, and the climactic confrontation. Through it all Murphy is the modern man suddenly dropped into an oriental myth, a stunned and quieter version of Kurt Russell in his oriental fantasy romp. Like that movie we have James Hong, the incomparable actor whose scenes, however short, raise the quality even of Derek. Since 1955 Hong has defined the fine supporting actor, the “class act” of his profession. “The Golden Child” is silly; it is not perfect; but it has so many redeeming features that it is an enjoyable and amusing fantasy, well worth watching. After four years I have seen “The Golden Child” again; I enjoyed it even more! It truly is great fun.
Wonderful Film and so very underrated!
I loved this movie. I totally disagree with some (negative) critiques that I’ve read over the years. This was a great vehicle for Eddie Murphy! He appeared to have a great time with his part as Chandler Jarrell and he should never care about what the critics say, if he had fun doing it and most of his audience enjoyed it! And, it WAS fun to watch as it combined some great fantasy tension with Mr. Murphy’s great comedic style. You have to keep in mind that ‘Golden Child’ is a ‘fantasy’ film just an imaginative work of magic and wonder amidst the ‘real’ world. During the time this film was released, I was working in a video rental store. This was one of the most popular with all our customers. Every single time, we put this one up on our monitor, ALL the copies we had went out fast with wait-list requests that kept it on the queue for months! Everyone who rented it loved it! I was the resident film critic and all my regular customers would ask my opinion before they rented this was one of my favorites and I knew the taste of my customers so I highly recommended this one to most of them. I really feel that this film is a Sleeper it may not have done too well at the box office due to very poor marketing but it hit a high in the video rental and purchase market later! (YES, I did buy this film for my own video library!). I adored the little boy who played the ‘Golden Child’ J. L. Reate – but after looking at his profile in IMDb, I noticed that he never did any more films. That is sad, because he definitely had an on-screen aura and could have continued with a film career. I also adored Victor Wong, who played the Old Man (I LOVED him in his part as ‘Egg Shen’ in ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ – 1986). At any rate, this was a great film. The only drawbacks that didn’t seem to fit with the theme were some of the parts that got a bit more ‘adult’ in nature such as ‘Chandler’s rather sexual remarks about the serpent lady that was presented to him as a silhouette. It was funny, but it still was out of sync. OK, so there were a few suggestive gratuitous scenes those were put in for the mind-set of the day perhaps. This was still an adventurous and escapist type of film which we do need today to get away from all the hard core reality and depressing fluff that we are hit with from Hollywood. Now that’s Entertainment!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director Michael Ritchie
Writer Dennis Feldman
Actors Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Spherical, VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm