The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy


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A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.


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17 June 2000 | jhaggardjr
8
| Goofy, but fun comedy/adventure
"The Golden Child" was Eddie Murphy's first film since his megahit "Beverly Hills Cop". And even though it's not as good as "Cop", it's a fun comic adventure. Murphy stars as a finder of lost children who's assigned a most unusual case. His assignment: to find the title character, a child with mystical powers. This movie could have been titled "Beverly Hills Cop and the Temple of Doom" since parts of this movie plays like a Spielbergian adventure, kinda like an Indiana Jones comedy. It's got comedy with laughs, and adventure with special effects. Lots of fun.

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,549,711 14 December 1986

Gross USA:

$79,817,937

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,817,937

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