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The Monkey King

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 85 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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 ...See moreSonar 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 begins by a "chance" meeting with Kwan Ying, a beautiful goddess sent by the Terracotta Warriors (who recognize Nick as the "Scholar from Above") to recruit him for the heroic task of rescuing the manuscript within 3 days -- or face the world's end. See less
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Thomas Gibson
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Bai Ling
Kwan Ying Kwan Ying   See fewer
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Russell Wong
Monkey King Monkey King   See fewer
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Ric Young
Confucius Confucius   See fewer
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Kabir Bedi
Friar Sand Friar Sand   See fewer
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Henry O
Wu Chan Yen Wu Chan Yen   See fewer
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Kay Sui Lim
Subodhi Subodhi   See fewer
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Burt Kwouk
Professor Sheng Professor Sheng   See fewer
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James Faulkner
Marcus Harding Marcus Harding   See fewer
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Sai-Kit Yung
Jade Emperor (as Stuart Ong) Jade Emperor (as Stuart Ong)   See fewer
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Kwong Loke
Imperial Crier Imperial Crier   See fewer
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Yu Beng Lim
Skeleton Demon Skeleton Demon   See fewer
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Turbo Kong
Big Demon (as Turbo) Big Demon (as Turbo)   See fewer
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Hossan Leong
Spectacles Demon Spectacles Demon   See fewer
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Hon Ping Tang
Nine Inch Nail Demon Nine Inch Nail Demon   See fewer
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Pointy Head Demon Pointy Head Demon   See fewer
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Pik Sen Lim
Granny Monkey (as Pik-Sen Lim) Granny Monkey (as Pik-Sen Lim)   See fewer
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Jacqueline Chan
Mother Superior (as Jacqui Chan) Mother Superior (as Jacqui Chan)   See fewer
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Terence Beesley
Prince of Confusion Prince of Confusion   See fewer
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Inday Ba
Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
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Chia Suan
Whitesnake Whitesnake   See fewer
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Gregory Teo
Chef 1 Chef 1   See fewer
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Ian U'Chong
Chef 2 (as Ian U Chong) Chef 2 (as Ian U Chong)   See fewer
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Confusion's 4th Wife Confusion's 4th Wife   See fewer
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Richard Ng
Communist Official Communist Official   See fewer
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Jeremy Zhang
Barman / Waiter Barman / Waiter   See fewer
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Nicholas Lee
Terracotta Warrior 1 Terracotta Warrior 1   See fewer
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Stiven Liang
Terracotta Warrior 2 Terracotta Warrior 2   See fewer
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Chester See
Terracotta Warrior 3 Terracotta Warrior 3   See fewer
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Takatsuna Mukai
Wolf-Demon General Wolf-Demon General   See fewer
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Steven Woon
Bearded Priest Bearded Priest   See fewer
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Marjorie Ho
Old Liang Old Liang   See fewer
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Cecil Cheng
Monkey Monkey   See fewer
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Maiden 1 (as Teo Wa) Maiden 1 (as Teo Wa)   See fewer
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Yuka Uto
Maiden 2 Maiden 2   See fewer
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Citizen 1 Citizen 1   See fewer
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