• Publication date: May 31, 2013

Romeo Must Die

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Romance blooms between members of rival gangs in an urban interpretation of a Shakespearean classic.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

MBC 2:

December 3, 2016 01:00 (KSA) ~ December 3, 2016 00:00 (CLT)

Han Sing (Jet Li) is imprisoned in China when he receives word that his brother in America, Po Sing (Jon Kit Lee) has been murdered.  He immediately breaks out of jail and flies to America to avenge Po's death.

Po and his father, Chu Sing (Henry O) are prominent members of Oakland's Chinese mafia, who are engaged in a rivalry with the city's black mobsters led by IsaakO'Day (DelroyLindo).  While gathering intelligence Han befriends Trish (Aaliyah), Isaak's daughter.  Against all odds Trish and Han fall into love, breaking cultural and territorial taboos in the process.

Romeo Must Die garnered $91 million at the box office, recuperating its $25 million budget.  The picture was nominated for a BET Award, MTV Movie Award, and a Teen Choice Award.

Starring:

  • Jet Li
  • Aaliyah
  • Isaiah Washington
  • Russell Wong
  • DMX
  • Delroy Lindo