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Mario Andreacchio (story)
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11 March 2011 (China) See more »
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Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they're right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sam Neill ... Chris Chase
Louis Corbett ... Josh

Li Lin Jin ... Ling
Ji Wang ... Dr. Li

Robert Mammone ... Philip Dukas

Jordan Chan ... Wu Dong
Chen Bao Yuan ... Henchman 1
Junkang Wang ... Henchman 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi Kang Chen ... Hostess 2
Feng Tao Guo ... Archaeological Assistant
Ming Xiang Guo ... Doctor
Lei Han ... Security Guard 1
Xiang Jing Kong ... Head of Courtesan
Chong Ru Liao ... Mandarins
Liaoxi ... Dr. Li's driver
Zi Yu Liu ... Court Scribe
Xin Nian Lu ... Mandarins
Peter Powell ... Narrator (voice)
Han Huan Song ... Policeman
Xiao Fei Sun ... Hostess 1
Zhen Min Tang ... Policeman
Zheng Wang ... Security Guard 2
Guo Feng Zhang ... Policeman
Kui Zhao ... Archaeological Assistant

Directed by
Mario Andreacchio 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Andreacchio  story
John Armstrong  original script
John Armstrong  story
Philip Dalkin  screenplay
Ron Saunders  story

Produced by
Xu Yong An .... executive producer
Marco Andreacchio .... associate producer
Mario Andreacchio .... principal producer: co-production
Dominic Burman .... associate producer
Pauline Chan .... producer: China
Charles M. Fries .... executive producer
Gao Hai Hao .... executive producer
Graeme Hodge .... executive producer
John Hood .... executive producer
Zhijiang Liu .... principal producer: co-production
Ji Deng Lui .... executive producer
Mark Patterson .... producer: Australia
Geoff Rischbieth .... executive producer
Ron Saunders .... executive producer
John Sim .... executive producer
Jeffrey M. Sneller .... executive producer
Shan Tam .... producer: China
Yiyi Wang .... co-producer: Oriental Star Cultural Fund
John Wild .... associate producer
William W. Wilson III .... producer: China
 
Original Music by
Frank Strangio 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
 
Film Editing by
Suresh Ayyar 
 
Casting by
Angela Heesom 
 
Production Design by
Zhen Zhou Yi 
 
Art Direction by
Xiang Dong Du (on set art director)
Zheying Pu  (as Zhe Ying Pu)
 
Costume Design by
Jack Tung 
 
Makeup Department
Maggie Dai .... makeup artist assistant
Yu Tang Kong .... makeup artist assistant
Feng Tao Liu .... key hairdresser
Li Bo Sheng .... key makeup artist
Jin Rong Zhang .... hairdresser
Yi Yue Zhang .... makeup artist assistant
 
Production Management
Sara Henschke .... production services manager
Zhen Duo Li .... production manager
Lie Bing Lun .... assistant production manager
Lian-Yu Sun .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lanny Dong .... second assistant director
Bin Liao .... second assistant director
Lemon Liu .... first assistant director (as Lemon Yick Man Liu)
Han Huan Song .... third assistant director
Jun Kang Wang .... assistant action director
Seanna Wang .... trainee assistant director
Jacky Yeung .... action director
 
Art Department
Chun Jie Bao .... staffer
Li Qi Ce .... carver
Ze Jun Ce .... carver
Zheng Fa Chen .... staffer
Guang Min Dai .... seamstress
Shi Jie Fan .... props assistant
Ying Xin Gao .... painter
Fei Ping Guo .... staffer
Liang Han .... art designer
Qin You Jin .... staffer
Zhi Gang Kang .... props assistant
De Sheng Li .... construction crew
Feng Xiong Li .... carpenter
Ke Lin Li .... construction crew
Shuang Qiang Li .... art: and drawing group member
Wang Wang Li .... computer draftsman
Jia Guo Liu .... set designer
Shu Xing Liu .... carpenter
Wen Bo Luo .... carpenter
Zhi Ang Ma .... carver
Xue Ming Peng .... carpenter
Hong Jun Shen .... staffer
Xiang Hua Shen .... warehouse supervisor
Yong Bin Shi .... computer draftsman
Hui Song .... painter
Li Cai Sun .... props assistant
Chun Wang .... painter (as Chun Ying Wang)
Gang Wang .... props master
Hua Rong Wang .... staffer
Sen Wang .... carpenter
Shu Qing Wang .... carver
Xiong Wang .... props assistant
Yong He Wang .... on-set props
Zhi Min Wang .... art: and drawing group member
Ying Chun Wu .... carpenter
Ying Chun Wu .... on-set construction
Jian Min Xia .... props assistant
Guang Xu .... carpenter
Jian Gang Yang .... on-set props
Guang Lei Yi .... computer draftsman
Hua Yi .... art: and drawing group leader
Bao Min Zhang .... staffer
Yan Tang Zhang .... staffer
Yang Zhang .... computer draftsman
Hai Bin Zhao .... carpenter
Jian Po Zhu .... carpenter
Jian Po Zhu .... on-set construction
 
Sound Department
Pete Best .... re-recording mixer
Craig Carter .... sound designer
James Currie .... location sound recordist
Tom Heuzenroeder .... sound designer
Scott Illingworth .... adr recordist: Australia
Ravi Moerman .... sound assistant
John Simpson .... foley artist
Pete Smith .... sound designer
Pete Smith .... sound supervisor
Lei Xu .... second boom operator
Lei Xu .... sound engineer assistant
Yong Zhang .... adr recordist: China
Yong Zhang .... boom operator
Yong Zhang .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Bi Kui Qiu .... special effects
Guo Qing Zhao .... special effects
Ke Long Zhao .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Adkins .... systems administrator
Mike Aitkin .... lighting artist
Anton Andreacchio .... environment artist: Convergen
Anton Andreacchio .... visual effects producer: Convergen
Carlo Andreacchio .... compositor: Convergen
Carlo Andreacchio .... environment artist: Convergen
Carlo Andreacchio .... visual effects supervisor: Convergen
Sam Baker .... animator: Rising Sun Pictures
Kane Brassington .... paint & roto artist
Delphine Buratti .... compositing
Ben Campbell .... lighting artist
Tony Clark .... production executive
Dean Cranney .... data i/o manager
Steve Cypreos .... environment artist: Convergen
Steve Cypreos .... modelling
Michaela Danby .... compositing
Ross DeYoung .... visual effects artist
Ben Dickson .... pipeline
John Dietz .... visual effects supervisor
Robert Dorris .... paint & roto artist (as Rob Dorris)
Carlos Fuensalida .... systems administrator
Victor Glushchenko .... 3d animator
Karl Goetz .... systems administrator
Deepak Gupta .... animation finaller: Rising Sun Pictures
Kylie Hannant .... production accountant
Chris Hardman .... matchmoving artist
Aaron Herczeg .... rendering manager: Convergen
Aaron Herczeg .... systems engineer: Convergen
Sam Hodge .... cg supervisor: RSP
David Humphreys .... visual effects previz artist: Convergen (as David Humphries)
Gemma James .... production manager
Cleland Jones .... visual effects editor: Convergen
Mariya Kalachova .... visual effects previz artist: Convergen
Michel Kreisel Vaisberg .... compositing (as Michel Kreisel)
Chun Ho Ray Leung .... modeller
Neil Lim Sang .... senior animator: Rising Sun Pictures
Justin Long .... junior lighting artist
Annette Mackie .... digital matte painting
Simon Malessa .... systems administrator
David Man .... compositing
Campbell McGrouther .... look development artist: Rising Sun Pictures
Tamara Mitchell .... compositing (as Tamara Mithcell)
Nick Murphy .... visual effects editorial
Piers Mussared .... environment artist: Convergen
Scott Novak .... pipeline
Pete O'Connell .... compositing
Ben Outerbridge .... compositing
Luis Pages .... senior effects technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
Ben Paschke .... visual effects artist: Rising Sun Pictures
Danny Philippou .... production assistant: Convergen (as Danny Phillipou)
Emily Probert .... roto artist: Rising Sun Pictures
Greg Schrader .... rendering manager: Convergen
Greg Schrader .... technical director: Convergen
Matthew Shaw .... compositing
Greg Shimp .... paint & roto lead
Tina Steike .... production accountant (as Tina Steicke)
Mark Story .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Taylor .... production executive: Rising Sun Pictures
Matthew Vesely .... project manager: Convergen
James Whitlam .... production executive
Marzena Zareba .... matchmoving artist
Tyler Bartley .... concept artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Zhi Qiang Lei .... stunt performer
Long Lu .... stunt performer
Zhi Long Luo .... stunt performer
Ru Fe Xiao .... stunt performer
Chang Jiang Zhang .... stunt performer
Jain Wei Zhen .... wire stunts: head of
An Bin Zhu .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sen Qi Bai .... electrician
Ding Zhong Chen .... epk photographer
Jian Wei Chen .... electrician
Wei Xin Chen .... epk photographer
Peng Cheng .... video playback
Shuai Cheng .... electrician
Allan Chesher .... data wrangler
Ma Dam .... second assistant camera
Andre Deubel .... b camera operator
Andre Deubel .... second unit director of photography
Brett Dwyer .... red camera provided by
Gui Ming Fan .... electrician
Hui Bin Gu .... best boy
Rui Nian Guo .... stills photographer
Bing He .... electrician
Xiang Jun Ji .... electrician
Long Bing Jiang .... electrician
Yong Cheng Jiang .... electrician
Xiang E. Kong .... electrician
Kwai Yuen Li .... digital imaging technician (as Kwai Li)
Ji Min Liu .... epk photographer: assistant
Zeng Qi Lu .... electrician
Hoi Man Mak .... first assistant camera
Sheng He Peng .... second assistant camera
Hou Rong Shen .... electrician
Zhong Guo Shen .... electrician
Zhong Guo Shen .... gaffer
Zhong Nian Shen .... electrician
Fan Stevo .... first assistant camera
Lian Cheng Sun .... key grip
Lei Wang .... electrician
Rui Yan Wang .... camera assistant
Yue Ming Wang .... stills photographer
Jia Qian Xu .... electrician
Zhi Yong Xu .... best boy
Zhen Yang .... grip best boy
Hong Bo Yi .... electrician
You Qing Yin .... electrician
Yin Yue .... camera assistant
Pei Zhang .... electrician
Ping Zhang .... stills photographer
Xiao Jun Zhang .... lighting director
 
Animation Department
Aaron Barlow .... character animator
Vernessa Cook .... animation
Nathan Jones .... character animator
Tony Thorne .... senior character animator
Ed Wou .... character animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Xiu Qin Li .... on set costumer: assistant
Rong Mei Ni .... seamstress
Ji Hong Que .... on-set costumer
Hui Fang Xu .... wardrobe assistant
Heng Yin Yao .... costume assistant
Qiu Yuan .... costume coordinator
Nicole Yuen .... wardrobe supervisor
Kui Zhao .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Allan Chesher .... dit
Cleland Jones .... assistant picture editor: Australia
Du Kid .... post-production coordinator: China
Alex Meddick .... digital intermediate colorist
Qing Qing Zhu .... picture editing assistant: China
 
Location Management
Yue Hua He .... location manager
 
Music Department
Ann Barnard .... music preparation
William Boston .... supervising orchestrator
Doug Brady .... music mixing: and additional recording
Qiuming Dong .... musician: Chinese flute
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrations
Peter Fuchs .... recording engineer
Rossano Galante .... orchestrations
Allas Jen .... vocals
David Jones .... musician: drums & ethnic percussion
Vladimir Martinka .... music preparation
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Yu Shu-Cheen .... vocalist
The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by
Paul Talkington .... orchestra contractor
Zheng-Ting Wang .... music consultant: Chinese
Zheng-Ting Wang .... musician: sheng
Jessica Wells .... music preparation
Allan Wilson .... music conducted by
Ying Yang .... musician: pipa
 
Transportation Department
Hai Di Cao .... driver
Jin Min Chen .... driver
Xiang Xiang Chen .... driver
Zhong Ming Chen .... driver
Guo Sheng Dou .... driver
Hua Wei Du .... driver
Jiang Ping Du .... driver
Hao Fang .... driver
Jun Qiang Fang .... driver
Jin Hong Guo .... driver
Shi Cai Hang .... transportation captain
Zu He .... driver
Jian Lei .... driver
Gao Li Liu .... driver
Shao Yun Liu .... driver
Yue Jun Lou .... driver
Qi Xin Lv .... driver
Guo Quan Ma .... driver
Xing Fa Ma .... driver
Hua Dong Shen .... driver
Qing Fu Shi .... driver
Xiang Qian Shu .... driver
Jun Wang .... driver
Jun Hua Wang .... driver
Tuan Jun Wang .... driver
Yong Wang .... driver
Yong Zhi Wang .... driver
Yun Long Wang .... driver
Zhen Dong Wang .... driver
Zheng Gang Wang .... driver
Hong Bin Wu .... driver
Huan Gong Wu .... driver
Zheng Shan Wu .... transportation coordinator
Jin Xu .... driver
Zheng Wen Xu .... driver
Ye Qiang Xue .... driver
Xiao Hua Ying .... driver
Dong Dui Zhang .... driver
Ji Ping Zhang .... driver
Jun Yue Zhang .... driver
Ping Fu Zhang .... driver
Qing Yi Zhang .... driver
Shi Gen Zhang .... driver
You Hong Zhang .... driver
Zhong Wei Zhang .... driver
Yue Jin Zhou .... driver
Xiao Mao Zuo .... driver
 
Other crew
Anni Browning .... completion bond
Kris Darmody .... legals
Bao Ling Fu .... on set production assistant
Hong Shun Fu .... on set production assistant
Tony Gibbs .... insurance broker
Mark Kraus .... financial controller
Jie Li .... on set production assistant
Qiang Li .... on set production assistant
Bryce Menzies .... legals
Cam Rogers .... legals
Zhen Jun Shen .... on set production assistant
Zhen Long Shen .... on set production assistant
Zhen Yong Shen .... on set production assistant
Jian Shi .... on set production assistant
Yun Long Shi .... on set production assistant
Susie Struth .... script supervisor
Feng Pu Wang .... on set production assistant
Hua Jiang Wang .... on set production assistant
Hua Jun Wang .... on set production assistant
Xiao Zhen Xu .... craft service
Wen Quan Yu .... on set production assistant
Shu Tao Zhang .... on set production assistant
Ying Qiang Zhang .... on set production assistant
Yong Zhao Zhang .... craft service
Zhi Jun Zhang .... on set production assistant
 
Thanks
Debra Andreacchio .... special thanks to
Richard Cohen .... special thanks to
Richard Harris .... special thanks to
Felicity Rennie .... special thanks to
Xian Xu .... special thanks to
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for adventure action and peril
Runtime:
93 min (original version)
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Crew or equipment visible: Shadow of a man holding a boom mic is visible when they are exploring the tomb with the spotlights.See more »

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28 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Mildly entertaining, 18 March 2011
Author: blanknamedstuff from United States

I had the opportunity to catch this film as a prerelease promo. Knowing nothing about it except that the story took place in China I thought it would be a good waste of an evening. It was. A waste, that is.

There is a long standing tradition among American film viewers that, with rare exception, any movie with the word "dragon" in its title is going to be disappointing. The Dragon Pearl is not one of those exceptions.

The entire thing feels like it was written, cast, and directed by a high school drama team. The story is bland and predictable, following the typical adventure theme. The characters were cookie cutter clones of every adventure movie character we've seen. The actors might as well be made of cardboard for all the emotion they showed. The poorly choreographed fight scenes rely on bad camera angles and 1 second shots to drive them along. And the film itself... maybe it was just the version I watched, but it had a grainy late-80's style to it. (Think: The Goonies.)

I missed about 1/4 of the dialogue due to lack of subtitles (Chinese and English are both spoken throughout the movie) but that should be fixed in the actual release.

The dragon itself amazed me. It wasn't very good (it looked like a plastic toy) but the amount of fluidity to its movement was excellent. It swam through the air, curling around itself, almost like a slow moving eel. They really should have textured it better.

All in all it's one of those budget flicks you won't mind watching on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Assuming there's nothing else to do.

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