The Golden Child (1986) USA
The Golden Child Image Cover
Additional Images
Director:Michael Ritchie
Studio:Paramount
Producer:Robert D. Wachs
Writer:Dennis Feldman
Rating:4.0 (49 votes)
Rated:PG-13
Date Added:2010-02-25
ASIN:6305310351
UPC:9786305310358
Price:$9.98
Genre:Action & Adventure
Release:1999-03-09
Duration:94
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Languages:English
Michael Ritchie  ...  (Director)
Dennis Feldman  ...  (Writer)
 
Eddie Murphy  ...  
J.L. Reate  ...  
Charles Dance  ...  
Charlotte Lewis  ...  
Victor Wong  ...  
Tags: Buddhism Drama

Summary: Things started going downhill for Eddie Murphy around the time of this 1986 clunker, in which the comic actor plays a social worker predicted to be the savior of a kidnapped child, who has special powers to heal the Earth. Dennis Feldman's script and director Michael Ritchie ("The Candidate"), a once-thoughtful satirist, stumble over every link in a chain of fantasy-fueled sequences. Murphy phones it in, and Charles Dance ("Pascali's Island") looks foolish in retrospect. "--Tom Keogh"