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The Last Dragon (1985)

 -  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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Eddie Arkadian (as Chris Murney)
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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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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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Under pressure from the studio, in an effort to cut two million dollars out of the budget, director Michael Schultz and screenwriter Louis Venosta sat up in a hotel room all night rewriting the script. When Venosta fell asleep on the hotel bed, Schultz decided to delete 40 pages of the script. When Venosta awoke that morning, the pair spent the day recreating that material. 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: [to Leroy] Now, when I say, "Who's da mastah?" you say, "Sho'nuff!"
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Spoofs Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Written by Dave DeLuca
Produced by Eldra DeBarge
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This movie inspired me.
31 May 2004 | by (Mesa, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Forget the campiness. Who cares about the less-than-Oscar-nomination acting. I never watched The Last Dragon for these reasons. I watched it because I loved the feeling and spirit. Oh, and Vanity. This movie became such a huge influence in my life that I pursued martial arts lessons so that I could be just like LeRoy Green. Now, nineteen years later, I am nearly ready for my Masters rank in the martial arts. This movie was all about basic things in life: good triumphing over evil, the importance of love, family ties, loyalty and plain, old good fun. I find it interesting that LeRoy could reach the Final Level ONLY after he had found someone else to help; i.e. Laura Charles. Rather like life should be, eh?! Love is truly the ingredient for a rich, fulfilled life. Of course, some serious kung fu adds some spice to life. Just one thing: how did LeRoy practice catching a bullet in his teeth? Did his old master train him by throwing bullets to him? Forget the hoakiness. Just enjoy this awesome (and rather poignant)film.


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