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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 an evil martial arts expert 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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22 March 1985 (USA)  »

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$33,000,000 (USA)
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One of two theatrical feature films, first released in 1985, which were directed by Michael Schultz. Both were music related. The movies are Krush Groove (1985) and The Last Dragon (1985). See more »

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When Sho'nuff's crew comes in the theatre, the gang is lined up 3 on each side with the 3 chicks mixed in the lines. When the camera cuts back, they're lined up 3 girls on the left, 3 guys on the right. See more »

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Sho'nuff: The Shogun is back on the scene, and the Shogun is the master!
Theater Patron: Why don't you sit down and shut up?
Sho'nuff: What? Why don't I sit down and what?
Theater Patron: I said why you don't you sit down and shut up?
Sho'nuff: Why don't anybody who wants me to sit down and shut up come down here and make me? Why don't any fifty of you who wants me to sit down and shut up come down here just for the fun of it?
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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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