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Dragon Eyes (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  9 October 2014 (Israel)
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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 ...
Young Woman
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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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Decent Martial Arts/Crime drama from Director John Hyams
12 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been waiting quite some time for this film to be released and I must say I was not disappointed! The film delivered on the realistic and brutal fight scenes. The plot could have used some work and jean claude could of had a bigger role but all in all I got exactly what I came for-a 90 minute mindless action picture with some pretty sweet action.

I'm looking forward to John Hyams (Son of director Peter Hyams) and star cung le's next films. also I want to add that I really liked Mr. Hyams style of shooting the fight scenes. Could have used a little less slow-mo but the brutal, realistic, street fight style was pretty good and Peter Weller's turn as "Mr. V was a notable villain.


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