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over 5 years
A ok action-movie
Romeo Must Die is a 2000 martial arts film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. Starring Jet Li, Aaliyah, Anthony Anderson, Delroy Lindo, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, and features action and fight choreography by Corey Yuen. It is considered Jet Li's breakout role in the English-speaking American film industry.
The movie's setting was Oakland, California, but other than a few establishing shots, the film was entirely shot in Vancouver, British Columbia. This film was the debut of R&B; singer Grammy-indicated Aaliyah as an actress.
The son of the head of the local Chinese gang, Po Sing (Jon Kit Lee) gets into a confrontation at a nightclub run by Silk (DMX) just as Po's bodyguards, led by Kai (Russell Wong), come to retrieve him. Silk and his bouncers drive the Chinese gang members out with assault rifles. Kai argues with Po over his stirring the current gang war by going into an enemy club, but Po brushes him off. In the morning he is found dead. Word quickly travels to his father Chu...