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Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

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Storyline

Set 15 years in the future in post-earthquake California, where San Diego and Los Angeles are merged into one city, two teenage brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. Millionaire Koga Shuko (a.k.a. Guisman) has the other half and determines to get the brothers' half in order to have the complete medallion and the absolute power of the magical Double Dragon talisman. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Two halves of an ancient puzzle are the only hope. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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4 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Double Dragon: The Movie  »

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Budget:

$7,850,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,341,309 (USA)
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Trivia

In the final battle, Linda Lash (Kristina Wagner) says to Marion (Aylssa Milano), "Now who's the boss?" Later, Marion tells Lash, "You're lucky, generally I put people in the hospital." Alyssa Milano starred on the television series Who's The Boss, and Wagner was a regular on General Hospital. See more »

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In the alleyway when the Power Corps first reveal themselves, as people are rappelling from the rooftops, you see members with camouflaged jackets turning away from the wall. When Marion is introduced, they turn away from the wall a second time. See more »

Quotes

Guisman: Aw, shit!
Billy LeeJimmy Lee: [both] You said it!
[combines both pieces of the medallion]
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References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

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100% Pure Love
Written by Theodore Douglas / Walter Davis / Jay Steinhour / Crystal Waters
Published by Basement Boys Music Inc./C. Waters Music/Famous Music
Performed by Crystal Waters
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement With Polygram Special Markets
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An enjoyable turkey.
12 October 2004 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sit back, relax, turn your brains off, and enjoy! Do not think, as these two brothers battle their way through the remains of Los Angeles, to save the world from the Evil Whatsisface. Oh, God, I can't remember his name! Oh, yes, Kogo Shuko aka Guisman. Got that off the credits listed on the site. Interesting that he has a seemingly Asian name, while his appearance is entirely Caucasian.

Come to think of it, those two boys don't look like brothers either. Heck, they don't even look like they're of the same race. Must be half-brothers or something. Pardon my rambling.

The trick to understanding the plot is simple. If you look for a plot, you won't find one. If you expect NO plot, it will reveal itself. Worse yet, if you truly don't expect it to make a lick of sense, it kind of will, especially if you're willing to take plot holes big enough to swim in in stride.

One thing is for certain. You expect a good movie, and you'll wonder why you ever rented it. If you expect utter dreck, you'll walk away with a grin. I know I did.

1 star for quality, and 4 extra for the laughs.


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