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Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it ... See full summary »

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Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it the guitar was carved in the shape of a dragon's head and made in part from an ancient spear his father found in the crater of a shooting star. When Johnny's friend Eddie stumbles upon the other half of the spear he releases an ancient demon hungry for power and destruction. Mika a beautiful Chinese warrior who holds the secret to fighting Eddie and his army of kung fu, sugar-craving warriors reveals to Johnny that the only way to stop the evil spirit is to use the first half of the spear - the dragon on Johnny's guitar! Together Johnny and Mika set out to fight Eddie and his army, reunite the two halves of the spear, restore peace to the town and - of course - save the world! Written by Anonymous

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Rock-a-billy music and martial arts meets "Night of the Living Dead." See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action

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3 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Adventures of Johnny Tao: Rock Around the Dragon  »

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The opening fight scene was originally filmed as promotional footage. When the movie was shot in full, some years later, the scene was filmed again with the actors using the same choreography. See more »

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Rock 'n Roll, the Living Dead and Martial Arts mix it up
13 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a thoroughly enjoyable mix of genres - lots of unexpected (but carefully planned) laughs and jolts. The camera work and direction are top notch and the performances very even and pleasing.

While some of it could be labeled parody, the writing/directing seems completely aware of the demands of the genres and knows when to wink at them and when to treat them seriously. As a viewer, I felt totally comfortable during "the ride."

The fight in the alleyway is a standout, as is all of the stunt work, actually. Careful planning is evident, but nothing looks stagy or mechanical.

All in all, a very satisfying couple of hours in the dark.


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