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Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

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Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Snakehead Mama
Ah Chung
Detective Tang (as Jin Auyeung)
Born to Kill Dai Lo
Detective Boyer
FBI Director Sam Higgins
Michael Bloom


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The true story of New York's most notorious street gang. See more »


Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança dos Dragões Verdes  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Written by Larry Nachsin (as Lawrence Nachsin)
Performed by Larry Nachsin (as L.J. Nachsin)
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Pretty disappointing gang film
15 February 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Despite Martin Scorsese being the executive producer and Ray Liotta having a role, "Revenge of the Green Dragons" doesn't seem to have received much of a theatrical release (if any) in North America. It doesn't take long to figure out why - the movie simply isn't very good. I'm not saying there isn't any merit to be found. Some of the acting by the largely no-name cast is fine, and directors Wai-Keung Lau and Andrew Loo do manage to inject a little stylishness despite their low budget. But for the most part, the movie's low budget does show, particularly with the extremely tight direction - I almost suffered from a case of claustrophobia with everything so closely filmed. But the movie also suffers script problems. None of the characters are fleshed out enough to give us a good idea as to their backgrounds or what they are thinking or feeling. I simply didn't care one way or another about these guys. As a result, the movie becomes extremely tiresome very quickly, and you'll be impatiently waiting for it to come to its end.

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