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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 rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. Written by <akil@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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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 she knows he's The Last Dragon. See more »

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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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In Daddy Green's restaurant, a hand painted sign is misspelled. It reads "a slice a day keeps the docter away". Doctor is misspelled. 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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References Game of Death (1978) See more »

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Coke Is It (Coca-Cola Commercial)
Performed by El DeBarge (as DeBarge)
Written by Dave DeLuca
Produced by El DeBarge (as Eldra DeBarge)
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Does this movie rock? Sho'NUFF!
27 February 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

If you occasionally get nostalgic for break dancing, too much hairspray, De Barge, and Cyndi Lauper-style hair extensions, then this movie will give you an awesome blast from the past! I watched it on a Saturday morning and it made me feel like a kid again.

As many of the naysayers have already posted here, this ain't no bona fide martial arts flick. But it does make Tarantino-esque allusions to kung-fu pop culture- namely, Bruce Lee's films- that will be appreciated by 'true' kung-fu fans. And the fight scenes were co-choreographed by Ernie Reyes, Sr., so that gives them some credence.

In my opinion, the "worst" parts of this movie are actually the best because of their kitsch value: Prince protégé Vanity performs a ridiculously bad song and dance number; Leroy finds his inner "glow"; Sho'Nuff and his gang interrupt a screening of ENTER THE DRAGON; the list goes on. I think I'll watch it again next Saturday!


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