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Double Dragon (1994)

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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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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 {}

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Power. Justice. Darkness. Light. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Double Dragon: The Movie  »

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Box Office


$7,850,000 (estimated)


$2,341,309 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Based on the 1988 video game of the same name. See more »


The movie takes place in "New Angeles", California, however when Chief Delario goes outside of the precinct after telling the officers that they are going to take back the streets, an Ohio flag is shown flying on the flagpole. See more »


Jimmy Lee: [possessed by Koga Shuko] Do you know the story of Romulus and Remus - sons of Mars, God of war?
Billy Lee: [speaking to his half of the Dragon Medallion] If you're waiting for an emergency, this is it.
Jimmy Lee: The brothers were abandoned and raised by wolves. Together, they built the great city of Rome.
Billy Lee: [to Koga Shuko] Shadow Demon, you shall not pass.
Jimmy Lee: In a quarrel, Romulus killed Remus.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Written by Peter Hooten / Steven Grimes
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It's cheesy, but remember, cheese is good too.

Ok, it's not an Oscar winner, but few films are. It is a campy flick, but it's not the wanna-poke-your-eyes-out-to-stop-the-pain campy, but rather in the realm of a guilty pleasure.

In agreement with an earlier post, this was not supposed to be a film that took itself seriously. Notably, the action was on par with any other martial arts movie being made, and the script had a bunch of smart-assy humor (which I must admit that I'm a big sucker for). It's meant to be a fun film, and that was the end result.

As far as a video game movie is concerned, it's not the worst ever made...Mario Bros is still the king, with Street Fighter in a close second, and Final Fantasy in third place. So you see, there are worst movies that have been made.

And folks, I'm not ashamed to admit that I have the DVD for this film in my collection.

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