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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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Eddie Arkadian (as Chris Murney)
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Sho'nuff / The Shogun of Harlem (as Julius J. Carry III)
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Rock
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Tai
Roger Campbell ...
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Sophia (as Keshia Knight)
Jamal Mason ...
Roy
B.J. Barie ...
Jackie
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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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Need somebody to lend a foot...? Meet "Bruce Leroy" Green. 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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$25,754,284
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vanity was the first and only choice to play Laura Charles. See more »

Goofs

When Sho'nuff's crew enters the theater, the gang members stand on either side, in mixed lines of 3. When the camera cuts back, 3 women are in the left, and 3 men are on the right. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Yu: Well, you see, Leroy, uh... you know how you're always teaching us to master "the art of fighting without fighting"?
[Leroy nods]
Johnny Yu: Well, I did you one better. I mastered "the art of fighting... without knowing how to fight".
Johnny Yu: You see, people... people are afraid of oriental dudes. Give 'em a little move, a little scream, and lotsa attitude. Check this out.
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Referenced in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Dragon
Performed by Dwight David
Written by Norman Whitfield, Bruce Miller
Produced by Norman Whitfield
for Johnny Boy Productions
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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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