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The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 March 1985 (USA)
In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Eddie Arkadian (as Chris Murney)
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Sho'nuff / The Shogun of Harlem (as Julius J. Carry III)
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Tai
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Sophia (as Keshia Knight)
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Roy
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In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. Written by <akil@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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A martial arts master so powerful, he hesitated to unleash that power...until the day he couldn't hesitate any longer. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Music

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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22 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Some posters for the film featured a long text preamble that read: "He's a martial arts master who refuses to fight. He's a Bruce Lee fan who's so sure he's Oriental that he eats popcorn with chopsticks. His friends think he's too serious. His family thinks he's crazy. His enemies think he's no challenge. But he knows he's The Last Dragon". See more »

Goofs

A hand-painted sign in Daddy Green's restaurant says "a slice a day keeps the docter away". Doctor is misspelled. See more »

Quotes

Richie Green: [after seeing Leroy kissing Laura] I'm gonna slap that sucker silly with a suit for alienation of affection! If it wasn't for me, he wouldn't even know who she was! Chocolate-covered yellow peril!
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 29 August 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Upset Stomach
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Written by Stevie Wonder
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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A classic, hands down.
29 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is like a guilty pleasure- nobody really talks about it, but every time it comes up in a crowd, within seconds people are using classic lines like "Who's the master?" and "Hey my man, what it look like?" and laughing like maniacs.

This was my favorite movie as a teenager and I've probably seen it 100 times. From the hilarious over-the-top performances to the hybrid karate/comedy/musical genre, it's a movie that kept me laughing the whole way through.

If you like classic movies, then don't waste your time- you'd be better off watching "The Sound of Music" for the 800th time. But if you didn't like this movie, odds are you tried not to.


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