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Revenge of the Green Dragons -- Immigrant brothers Sonny and Steven look to 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.
Revenge of the Green Dragons -- Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.
Revenge of the Green Dragons -- Directed by Andrew Lau, starring Justin Chon, Kevin Wu
Revenge of the Green Dragons -- Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.
Revenge of the Green Dragons -- Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

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18 September 2014 (Azerbaijan) See more »
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The American dream isn't free See more »
Plot:
Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Not too bad, but too much Hong Kong* in this. See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Justin Chon ... Sonny

Kevin Wu ... Steven

Harry Shum Jr. ... Paul

Eugenia Yuan ... Snakehead Mama

Leonard Wu ... Ah Chung

Jin Au-Yeung ... Detective Tang (as Jin Auyeung)

Jon Kit Lee ... Teddy

Shuya Chang ... Tina

Alex Fox ... Little Sonny

Michael Gregory Fung ... Little Steven

Celia Au ... Bobo

Ron Yuan ... Born to Kill Dai Lo

Billy Magnussen ... Detective Boyer

Geoff Pierson ... FBI Director Sam Higgins

Ray Liotta ... Michael Bloom

Carl Li ... Chicken Wing

Shing Ka ... Ah Tai

Carlos Long ... Fat Foo

Linda Wang ... Mrs. Wan

Shang-Ho Huang ... Tien Chau Manager

Nick Sullivan ... Mr. Charles
Si Han Wang ... Tien Chau Waitress
Tak Wah Eng ... Tong Bossman #1

Phil Nee ... Tong Bossman #2

Nahanni Johnstone ... Beach Reporter

Joe Starr ... Guido
Richard Lam ... Blue Hair
Manny Siverio ... DEA Agent
Alan Zhang ... Born To Kill Son (as Allen Zhang)
Jung Ling ... George the Mechanic

Geoff Lee ... Charlie Lo

Lil Rhee ... Susan Lo
Joanna Choy ... Carol Huang

Jim Ford ... Anthony Gallivan
Hudson Cooper ... Judge

Joanna Adler ... Prosecutor Gwen Shore

Lauren Schaffel ... Shore Assistant
Richard Dennis Holland ... Chester Moss

Alysia Reiner ... Court Reporter
Tracy Tsang ... Bank Teller

Fala Chen ... Bloom's Wife

Cliff Moylan ... Officer Mike

Michelle Guo ... Eileen Tang
Marco Palou ... Puerto Rican Kid
Victor Fang ... Tiger (Lotus Scout)
Carlos Tin-Cheung Koo ... Interpol Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Abel ... Undercover Detective / NYPD Officer (uncredited)
Elizabeth Bank ... Gawker (uncredited)

Tommy Bayiokos ... NYPD Officer Delle (uncredited)

Ralph Bracco ... Aarresting Police Officer at Park (uncredited)

Joe Carr ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Crystal Chau ... Dragon Girlfriend (uncredited)

Chris J. Cullen ... Police Officer (uncredited)

John Damroth ... Task Force Detective (uncredited)
Alan Davis ... Airport Tourist (uncredited)
Damon Michael Gordon ... (uncredited)
Leon Hill ... Plainclothes detective (uncredited)

Edward M. Kelahan ... Arresting Detective (uncredited)
King Lee ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Gine Lui ... Tina's co-worker (uncredited)

Steve Mason ... (uncredited)

Jo Mei ... Girlfriend (uncredited)

John Merolla ... (uncredited)

Toshiko Onizawa ... Mahjong Player (uncredited)

Leetopher Scott ... Gambler (uncredited)

Ben Venturina ... Born To Kill Gang Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Wai-Keung Lau 
Andrew Loo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Di Jiacomo 
Andrew Loo 

Produced by
Allen Bain .... producer
Charles M. Barsamian .... associate producer
Michael Bassick .... executive producer
Steven Chao .... executive producer
Claudie Chung Jan .... executive producer
Michael Di Jiacomo .... co-producer
Stuart Ford .... producer
Ara Katz .... producer
David Morris Kelly .... production executive
Corey Large .... executive producer
Brian Levy .... co-producer
Alan Pao .... executive producer
Jesse Scolaro .... producer
Martin Scorsese .... executive producer
Art Spigel .... executive producer
Steven Squillante .... executive producer
Chang Tseng .... line producer: Los Angeles
Derrick Tseng .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Kilian 
 
Cinematography by
Martin Ahlgren 
 
Film Editing by
Michelle Tesoro 
 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini (los angeles)
Wing Lee 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Gleeson 
 
Set Decoration by
Sean Haines 
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch (los angeles)
Elisabeth Vastola  (as Liz Vastola)
 
Makeup Department
Danielle Barkat .... key makeup artist: Los Angeles
Anita Brabec .... makeup department head: Los Angeles
Amy L. Forsythe .... makeup department head
Gina Leone .... hair stylist
Susan Jennifer Lipson .... hair department head: Los Angeles
Debbie Peiser .... hair stylist
Krystal Phillips .... makeup artist
Jeremy Selenfriend .... key makeup artist
Cynthia Vanis .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Tiffany Cheng .... assistant production supervisor
Tiffany Cheng .... production manager: Los Angeles
Todd Hilyard .... production manager: Los Angeles
Todd Hilyard .... production supervisor
Kerri Hundley .... unit production manager
Gine Lui .... production manager: title sequence
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fei Wong .... first assistant director
Melinda Ziyadat .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ann Marie Auricchio .... scenic artist
Katie Clinebelle .... property master
Rick Craft .... graphics
Peter DeCurtis .... leadman
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini .... production designer (additional photography)
William Downes .... set dresser
Corinne Iasilli .... art department assistant
Elizabeth Kennedy .... set dress foreperson
Chan Lin .... art department coordinator
Jana Liptak .... painter
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic designer
Ernie Sandidge .... scenic charge
Maria Sylvania .... on set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tara Blume .... foley artist
Andres Boulton .... foley mixer
Andres Boulton .... foley supervision
Patrick Cicero .... adr recordist
Mark Ettel .... re-recording mixer
Andy Hurtado .... additional sound effects editor
Andy Hurtado .... sound engineer: post-production
Allison Jackson .... sound mixer
Andrew Liu .... sound editor
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Coleman Metts .... sound mixer (los angeles)
Jay Nierenberg .... sound design and supervision
Paul Ratajczak .... re-recording mixer
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Max Stein .... boom operator
Matthew Whitehurst .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Amy L. Forsythe .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
May Satsuki Asai .... visual effects
Phil Carbonaro .... visual effects artist
Dale Matasovsky .... digital compositor
Guy A. Mussori .... digital compositor
Wanyan Zhu .... visual effects artist (as Sheeta Zhu)
 
Stunts
Kevin Cheng .... stunts
Suo Liu .... stunt performer
John Merolla .... stunt player
John Merolla .... stunts
Jason Ng .... stunt performer
Stephan Prevost .... stunt performer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Kimmy Suzuki .... stunt performer
Jimmy P. Wong .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Radium Cheung .... director of photography: title sequence
Andreana Davies .... best boy: grip (los angeles)
Gary Hatfield .... camera operator (los angeles)
Timothy Healy .... gaffer
Shaun Joye .... second assistant "b" camera
Suren Karapetyan .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert Lau .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... first assistant camera (los angeles)
Michael Lowrance .... chief set lighting technician (los angeles)
Timothy Luke .... second assistant camera (los angeles) (as Tim Luke)
Otis Mannick .... key grip (los angeles)
Darby Newman .... first assistant camera (los angeles)
Joey O'Donnell .... second assistant camera (los angeles)
Raina Oberlin .... shop electric
Nuno Oliveira .... key grip: New York
Luke Owen .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Lucas Owen)
James Phelps .... electrician
Isidro Pineda .... digital imaging technician (los angeles)
Gus Sacks .... digital imaging technician
Jen Schneider .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Guillermo Tuñon .... digital imaging technician
Matthew Woolf .... cinematographer: Los Angeles
Deborah Zometa .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Jon Goracy .... casting associate
Allison Hall .... extras casting
Linda Ljoka .... voice casting: US
Gine Lui .... extras casting director
Alan Scott Neal .... casting assistant
Rakesh Shah .... uncredited
Frank Sharp .... u.s. voice casting
Boyce Wong .... extras casting associate
Leeba Zakharov .... casting associate
Jianting Zhen .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christi Alvarado .... set costumer (los angeles crew)
Sarah Jung .... assistant costume designer
Tiffany Kirkland .... costume coordinator
Amrita Kundu .... key costumer
Svea Macek .... assistant costume designer (los angeles crew)
Christina Nickas .... wardrobe assistant
Heather Patton .... addtl set costumer
Brian Turpin .... tailor
Amanda Williams .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
J.D. Moore .... digital intermediate editor
Jill Paget .... assistant editor
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... colorist
 
Location Management
Meredith Crowley .... location manager
Erick Freitas .... assistant location manager
Stefanie Walmsley .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
DeadMono .... composer: additional music
Devon Diep .... original song: "Green Dragon"
Christine Hals .... assistant to composer
Matthew Janszen .... orchestrator
Laura Katz .... music supervisor
Meghan Kozlosky .... music licensing executive
Tamas Kurina .... score recordist
Colleen M. Lutz .... score mixing assistant
Satoshi Mark Noguchi .... score mixer
Carl Restivo .... original song: "The Promised Land"
Lise Richardson .... music editor
Lee Scott .... temp music editor
 
Other crew
John Bails .... executive in charge of financing
Clay Broaddus .... additional background production assistant
Blaire Butcher .... office production assistant
Rob Chiu .... main title director
Cynthia Chou .... assistant production office coordinator
Adam Cobb .... Production & Operations IM Global
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Anthony DiDomenico .... walkie pa
Matt DiGennaro .... production assistant
Glenn D. Feig .... production counsel
Emily Foley .... crafts services
Will French .... executive in charge of financing
Scott Friedman .... paperwork production assistant
Thomas B. Green .... unit production assistant (as Thomas Green)
Tamara Groves .... set medic (los angeles)
Amber Grunte .... production legal
Suzie Jozkowski .... production secretary
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor
Melissa Kimbler .... first assistant accountant
Ron Kochie .... set medic
Albert Krause .... production accountant
Alex Mabred .... production assistant
Nadine Mahasneh .... production assistant (los angeles)
Luis Moreno .... craft service (los angeles)
Annabelle Mullen .... executive in charge of financing
Kate Nahvi .... production assistant
Jennifir Nicolich .... production assistant
Brian Nitzkin .... business affairs/legal
Chad Pauley .... Production Legal Counsel
Otto Porrazzo .... insurance broker
Stephan Prevost .... key production assistant
Stephen Roberts .... executive in charge of financing
William Stuart Ross .... production assistant
Kenny Savoca .... production assistant (los angeles)
Bryan Sundstrom .... script supervisor: additional photography
Drew Sykes .... production secretary (los angeles)
Logan Thoreau .... additional background production assistant
Aaron Valenzuela .... production assistant (Los Angeles Unit)
Susie X. Wu .... clearance coordinator
Joanna Lara Zuppardi .... production coordinator (as Joanna Lara)
 
Thanks
Ben Rekhi .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content
Runtime:
94 min
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Trivia:
Kevin Wu is widely known for his success on YouTube, having over 3 million subscribers. Many people know him as KevJumba.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Soundtrack:
Danger ZoneSee more »

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Not too bad, but too much Hong Kong* in this., 12 November 2014
Author: yakki1234 from United States

*What's the Hong Kong equivalent of Hollywood, eg "Bollywood" for India?

I read the story of the Green Dragons over 20 years ago, and have just recently heard of the movie adaptation. After watching this, I think this is another case of "the facts are more interesting than fiction". The original events were violent and raw. It ended with a sense of retribution. What the director did with the movie version was to partially "Hong Kong"ize the story. This really doesn't work unless you go all in and purposely try to suspend the audience's disbelief.

I don't mean to say Hong Kong action movies are bad, but they only fit in a style that shouldn't be done for non-fiction, even with a gangster movie. All the brooding, the slow moving gun mechanics, the improvised romance, etc. works great when the action is so gratuitous, you can shut your brain off and enjoy the flick for what it is. In Dragon, all the personalities, including the lead, just mesh into a stylized melodramatic comic character of their real counterparts. It's not the actor's fault, since their portrayals are closely reminiscent of Hong Kong action movies.

Again, I just think they should have gotten a more appropriate director and stay truer to the original events. For example, in Casino, I can believe it happened in real life as shown on the screen... not so much with Dragon.

That said, I enjoyed the movie, perhaps mostly because I enjoyed the story.

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