Green Hornet
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The Green Hornet

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Director: Michel Gondry

Cast: Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz

     
 

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The hard-partying son of L.A.'s most powerful media magnate realizes his true calling as a crime-fighting vigilante after his father perishes under suspicious circumstances in this big-screen adaptation of the popular radio serial, comic book, film, and television series originated by Lone Ranger creators Fran Striker and George W…  See more details below

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The hard-partying son of L.A.'s most powerful media magnate realizes his true calling as a crime-fighting vigilante after his father perishes under suspicious circumstances in this big-screen adaptation of the popular radio serial, comic book, film, and television series originated by Lone Ranger creators Fran Striker and George W. Trendle. James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) single-handedly built a media empire, but unfortunately his industrious genes weren't passed down to his son, Britt (Seth Rogen). Irresponsible, slovenly, and frequently inebriated, Britt is shaken out of his drunken stupor upon receiving word that his father has died. Shortly after Britt learns that he has inherited the family business, he forges an unlikely alliance with Kato (Jay Chou), one of his father's star employees, and together the pair hatch a plan to pose as villains in order to get close to the city's most high-powered criminals. Outfitting their indestructible custom-made car, The Black Beauty, with the absolute latest in technology and high-tech weaponry -- and arming themselves to the teeth with an array of gadgets that would make Batman blush -- the masked duo hit the streets as The Green Hornet and Kato. As the public's fascination with the mysterious crime fighters hits an all-time high, Britt's resourceful secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), helps them to gather intelligence on notorious underworld kingpin Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz), a criminal who holds the entire city in the palm of his hand, and represents everything that Britt's father fought against. Little do the Green Hornet and Kato realize that Chudnofsky is already on to them, and that he's not about to go down without a fight. Rogen and frequent writing partner Evan Goldberg provide the screenplay, with visionary Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) handling directing duties.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2011
UPC:
0043396376823
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
23,868

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Seth Rogen Britt Reid,Britt Reid/The Green Hornet
Jay Chou Kato
Cameron Diaz Lenore Case
Christoph Waltz Benjamin Chudnofsky
Tom Wilkinson James Reid,Actor
David Harbour Scanlon
Edward James Olmos Axford
Jamie Harris Popeye
Chad Coleman Chili
Edward Furlong Tupper
Jill Remez Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joe O'connor Daily Sentinel Reporter
Morgan Rusler Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joshua Chandler Erenberg Young Britt
Analeigh Tipton Ana Lee
Taylor Cole Limo Girl
Robert Clotworthy Politician
Jamison Yang City Hall Reporter
Michael Holden Funeral Businessman
Irene White Maid
Gary Davis Police Officer
Billy Mayo Police Officer
Brandon Rudat TV Anchor
Beverly Brooks TV Anchor
Lu Parker TV Anchor
Diane Mizota TV Reporter (Reid Estate)
Theodore Bressman Daniel Vertlieb/Dead Reporter
Dave Rickley Archive Reporter
Dina Mamedova Russian Aftermath Reporter
Tanner Gill SWAT Leader
George Fisher Chauffeur
Daniel Arrias Drug Dealer
Eddie Perez Drug Dealer
Bryan Thompson Crackhead
Reuben Langdon Crackhead
Amir Abdalla Armenian Gang Boss
Alexandra Lord Pool Girl
Christy Petersen Pool Girl
Frederick C. Ruiz Club Bouncer
Keith Adams Member of Chudnofsky's Gang
Dennis Keiffer Member of Chudnofsky's Gang
Travon Magee Member of Chudnofsky's Gang
Dave A. Powledge Member of Chudnofsky's Gang
Jimmy Trimble Member of Chudnofsky's Gang

Technical Credits
Michel Gondry Director
Raffi Adlan Co-producer
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
John Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Evan Goldberg Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Grillo Executive Producer
Michael Hausman Asst. Director
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Francine Maisler Casting
Ori Marmur Executive Producer
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Owen Paterson Production Designer
Seth Rogen Executive Producer,Screenwriter
John Schwartzman Cinematographer
Leeann Stonebreaker Associate Producer
George W. Trendle Executive Producer
Michael Tronick Editor
Jonathan Watson Asst. Director

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Scene Index

"Awesoom" - Gag Reel; Filmmaker's Commentary; The Black Beauty: Rebirth Of Cool; Writing The Green Hornet; ; Exclusive To Blu-ray:; Deleted Scenes; The Green Hornet Cutting Room; Trust Me: Director Michel Gondry; Finding Kato; The Stunt Family Armstrong; The Art Of Destruction; Movie IQ + Sync

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The Green Hornet 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PatrickJames More than 1 year ago
It wasn't bad. I heard a lot of people complain that Seth Rogen wasn't the right guy for this part, but I have to say that I disagree. This isn't a "serious" or "dark" superhero movie, it's an action comedy. Seth plays Britt Reed Jr, son of a newspaper publisher who takes over the paper after his father's death. He really isn' t interested in running a newspaper, so he develops a super hero persona so that he can go out and fight crime. The catch is, he doesn't want the public to view him as a hero, he wants to be hated by the good guys and back guys alike. The problem with that is, eventually everybody is out to get him and his more talented side-kick, Kto. Good fun movie. Patrick James, author of The Preacher Man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actor Seth Rogen could not match up with the TV-series Green Hornet character, played by Van Williams. Williams was suave and sophisticated, much like James Bond. And this is where the movie version of the Green Hornet falters a bit. The story has an innocent beginning: A cherub-cheeked boy, Britt Reed Jr.,who dreams of being a super hero someday, gets his wish as an adult, when his father, Britt Reed Sr., who owns a publishing company, suddenly dies. Britt Jr. comes to the helm of the company but knows nothings about the business. He plays the part of an immature party-going loser who wastes his life on cheap liquor and cheaper women, so the part he plays as a crime-fighting hero is hardly believable. What keeps the story interesting is Kato, the Black Beauty (which has as much gadgets as 007's sleek sport's car, and the main villian, played by Christoph Waltz. Jay Chou, who plays Kato, beats up plenty of bad guys, even the Green Hornet himself¿ a scene that really wasn't necessary. All in all, this Green Hornet version could've been a much better movie, but the producer and writer thought a dorky Green Hornet character would work. It didn't
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
Nothing will replace the classic Green Hornet stuff, but this was not a bad modern day movie recreation. The critics & such didn't really much care for it, but I personally thought it was quite entertaining...it was clever and had some good humor and action throughout. I felt it was a worth-while Blu-Ray purchase. Great movie if you're into graphic novel/comic book type stuff and/or are an action movie buff. I am very much into both...and I enjoy good humor as well. If you fall into any of those categories of taste in movies, you would more than likely find this movie quite enjoyable.