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In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.

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Hong
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Tiano
Johnny Holmes ...
Big Jake
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Mister V
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Biggie
Gilbert Melendez ...
Trey
Adrian Hammond ...
Buyer
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Junkie
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Rosanna
Danny Mora ...
Grandpa George
Arielle Zimmerman ...
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Dash
Arturo Palacios ...
Jonsey
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Antoine
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J-Dog
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St. Jude Square is a neighborhood living in fear and despair. The dueling gangs of local kingpins Dash and Antuan terrorize the streets and the citizens live without a shred of hope... until mysterious stranger Ryan Hong (Cung Le) arrives in town. He begins to play one gang against the other using his unparalleled martial arts skills, and by calling on the teachings of his brilliant mentor Tiano (Jean-Claude Van Damme) to find the strength to battle back. However, just as he begins to bring the community under control, Hong is confronted by Mr. V, the town's ruthless and corrupt police chief. At first Mr. V is impressed by Hong's skill, but soon sees Hong as a threat to his regime, and the two warriors are locked in a head-to-head battle, pitting the fear and corruption of Mr. V's regime versus the new beginning Hong represents for the people of St. Jude Square. Written by IM Global

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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Part of the "Actionfest" brand from After Dark and Joel Silver that also includes "Transit", "Stash House", "Philly Kid" and "El Gringo". See more »

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The Cung Le Show...
24 June 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

DRAGON EYES plays out like one of those no-budget knockoffs Action fans know all too well. More's the pity: Cung Le is a genuinely talented actor and a superb martial artist. Fellow mixed martial artist Dan Henderson shows up just long enough to pound Le into a coma, but it's Le himself whose skills the movie showcases. (Though NOT the skills he perfected in the ring; i.e.; the devastating sweeps and throws that made him famous early in his martial arts career.) Storywise, there's not a whole lot going on and Peter Weller LOOKS like an elderly actor playing a "gangsta," but DRAGON EYES is still worth watching for true fans of the genre. It's not a classic by any means, but it's a start...


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