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Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  11 September 2014 (USA)
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Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

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REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons". The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. Written by Anonymous

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The American dream isn't free See more »

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Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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11 September 2014 (USA)  »

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The first film Wai-Keung Lau and Martin Scorsese officially work on together (after Wai-Keung Lau's Infernal Affairs (2002) inspired Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006)). See more »

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In the beginning of the movie its supposed to be 1983, however they show a big pile of modern US currency spilling on table with the current large President's head on the bills. See more »

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The Promised Land
Written by Carl Restivo
Performed by Carl Restivo featuring Tom Morello
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd.
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Mediocre
5 January 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

A collaboration between Wai-Keung Lau (Infernal Affairs trilogy) and Martin Scorsese (The Departed) about Chinese gangs in New York at the end of the 1980s. One would expect fireworks, right? Not so much. This movie is entertaining but misses a bigger impact. It's not surprising the film didn't get a wider release in the US... The rather conventional story is embellished with different kind of colorful gangs from the (Asian) underworld, some pretty gruesome torture scenes and an attempt to make a huge plot twist at the end, but finally fails due to ordinariness. It needed more "cool" and a more interesting angle storywise. Fans of Asian-centered mob movies should give it a try though.


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