The Monkey King (2001– )
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Episode #1.1 

Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | Episode aired 2001
Sonar Entertainment's commitment to "making classics new again" is fulfilled in spectacular fashion with THE LOST EMPIRE, a two-night primetime big-event television presentation that blends... See full summary »

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Peter MacDonald

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Gibson ... Nicholas Orton
Bai Ling ... Kwan Ying
Russell Wong ... Monkey King
Ric Young ... Confucius
Kabir Bedi ... Friar Sand
Eddie Marsan ... Pigsy
Randall Duk Kim ... Shu
Henry O Henry O ... Wu Chan Yen
Kay Siu Lim Kay Siu Lim ... Subodhi (as Kay Sui Lim)
Burt Kwouk ... Professor Sheng
James Faulkner ... Marcus Harding
Sai-Kit Yung ... Jade Emperor (as Stuart Ong)
Kwong Loke Kwong Loke ... Imperial Crier
Yu Beng Lim ... Skeleton Demon
Turbo Kong ... Big Demon (as Turbo)
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Sonar Entertainment's commitment to "making classics new again" is fulfilled in spectacular fashion with THE LOST EMPIRE, a two-night primetime big-event television presentation that blends a timeless adventure story, unforgettable characters, and an array of dazzling martial arts effects. THE LOST EMPIRE is based on the beloved 16th century classic of Chinese literature, ""Journey to the West,"" by Cheng-En Wu. It's been updated and modernized -- all the while preserving the original's scope, magic and uplifting message. Complete with a dashing hero, Nick Orton, THE LOST EMPIRE is a classic "quest" tale -- in this case Nick's quest to find and rescue a famous Chinese manuscript -- JOURNEY TO THE WEST -- from a group of demons who've kept it and Wu prisoner in a mythical underground world. Nick, 35, is a China-scholar-turned-business-consultant whose world-weary cynicism belies a true poet's heart inside. While on an archeological dig of secret Chinese tombs, Nick's epic adventure ...

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2001 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Nicholas Orton: You know, I've never met a woman before, who was literally an angel.
Kwan Ying: I will tell you a secret. No woman is an angel all of the time.
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