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American Dragons (1998)

Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one... See full summary »

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Tony
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Kim
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Matsuyama
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Rocco
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Shadow
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Angelo (as Benjamin Ratner)
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Captain Talman
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Nakai
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Mike
Dean Choe ...
Sato
Chris Franco ...
Pozzo
James Crescenzo ...
Fiorino
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Dion Edwards (as Roger R. Cross)
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Young Yakuza
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Aki
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Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy assassin is killing the leaders and an Italian assassin may have his own agenda. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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East meets West with a vengeance!

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Action | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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21 November 1998 (South Korea)  »

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Double Edge  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The film originally started out as a MPCA (Motion Picture Corporation of Amrica) production, but MPCA were briefly taken over by the newly re-established Orion Pictures and all of the MPCA's line-up were released as "Orion" pictures. See more »

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
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Courtesy of Marcus Barone Music
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A few rare moments of Brilliance!
29 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, I gave this film an 8 only because I think the 4.5 was just a tad bit low. I probably would have given it a 6.5 and the only reason it deserved that was the action and camera work.

This movies feel is pretty cheesy..But it is well shot and some of the action scenes are pretty amazing. The bowling alley scene makes the whole movie worth watching. It's truly a rare treat.

Michael Biehn has a true grit look to him and he does pretty well. I felt like he out-shined Joong-Hoon Park and their chemistry was not very special. But to be fair, The writing seems like it would have been tough to work around for anyone....

After watching the film, I was glad that I had spent the time to sit through it and I'd watch it again right now. There really is some Awesome moments sprinkled throughout the film which makes it quite memorable.


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