The Golden Child

The Golden Child (1986)

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Corrected entry: When Eddie Murphy is on the television show looking for the missing girl, he at first says she is 14. He later refers to her as being 16.

Correction: He says "sixteen" every time. He is interrupted several times by the host of the show, making it hard to tell, but he never states her age wrong.


Corrected entry: During the last chase scene with the demon, the Demon swoops down and punches a hole in the roof of the car Eddie Murphy is in. Later when Eddie is getting out of the car, the roof is intact.

Correction: Immediately after the demon has ripped a hole in the roof of the car, Eddie Murphy stops and runs away carrying the Golden Child. In the aerial shot you can see the rip in the rear, left of the car roof.

Corrected entry: The woman convinces Chandler Jarrell to go to Tibet. He is standing outside the house talking to the "short" man (who is her father). As they are talking the "short" man starts picking his nose using his pinky (I think). Then the camera shot goes to Chandler and when it goes back to the "short" man, he is now picking his nose with his index finger.

Lori Field

Correction: Now, without being too disgusting, as the mother of young boys, I will tell you that the tendency to change fingers mid-pick happens often. This "short" man did not break continuity in the film by changing fingers, since it takes a split second to do so, and he had the time between the two shots.

Super Grover

Correction: It is possible, although unlikely, that the monks imported the bird (which was originally dead) from Australia.

Corrected entry: When Eddy Murphy is asked to cross the path safely without dropping the water to get to the dagger, you can see in a close up scene of the glass that he dropped some water when he stumbled.

Correction: This is not neccessarily a mistake. It could be that the little old man told him not to spill a drop so that he'd be extra cautious. He just needed to make it across with a good portion left to drink. Let's keep in mind, after Chandler proved his worth by obtaining the dagger, the old man proceeded to call him an expletive, burp in his face, and pick his nose in front of him. So it's safe to assume the old man said what he wanted to say, just to get his point across.

Continuity mistake: When the old man is talking to Chandler on the porch in Tibet, he picks his nose with his pinky finger. When it cuts back to him, he's picking with his index finger instead. (01:04:30)

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Chandler Jarrell: Only a man whose heart is pure can wield the knife, and only a man whose ass is narrow can get down these steps. And if mine's is such an ass, then I shall have it.

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Trivia: The boy who is the Golden Child isn't really a boy at all. The director's cast a young girl named J.L. Reate to play the part. As for the lack of hair, no prosthetics or rubber used here, as they really did shave her head bald.


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Question: Does anybody know why Sardo Numspa can't pronounce J's? Such as when he pronounces Chandler Jarell as Yarell. I've looked but can't seem to find any explanation.

Answer: A lot of non english speaking countries have trouble pronouncing the letter J as it does not appear in their alphabet. It is a fairly recent addition to the english language too. Previously words that now start with a J would have began with an "I" sound as in "Iarell".

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