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The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  22 March 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Sho'nuff / The Shogun of Harlem (as Julius J. Carry III)
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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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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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The movie showing in the theater when Sho Nuff first appeared to challenge Leroy was the martial arts classic Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee. 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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Daddy Green: Just direct-a your feets-a to Daddy Green's Pizza!
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We Live In A Jungle
Performed by Rockwell
Written by Curtis Anthony Nolen, Ron Aniello, Gardiner Cole
Produced by Curtis Anthony Nolen, Rockwell
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The absolute best martial arts flick ever!
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Alright, I acknowledge that there are cheezy scenes. I also realize that the "bad" singer is a Cindy Lauper clone, and that Vanity was a protege of Prince. All that aside, I think the filming was great. The scenes were well shot, the music did a terrific job of matching the scenes and setting the mood, and even the comedy helped to keep the show from being too much of a fight flick - in other words it was more real than most shows. The script was easy to follow (alright, predictable) but it's necessary to reach a broad audience. The fight coreography was well done, and Leroy's struggle to believe what everyone is trying to tell him about himself is the real jem of the show - who among us doesn't struggle with such problems at times?


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