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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
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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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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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Jean-Claude Van Damme accidentally chipped an extra's teeth with a kick during a fight scene. See more »

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Written By: Timo Ellis (BMI)
Performed By: The Netherlands
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Non-universal soldier...
23 April 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

The director of two newer Universal Soldier movies, John Hyams, has apparently wanted to move onto the martial arts level with similar elements and ideas. Unfortunately, the screenwriter Tim Tori is not up to scratch, thus the outcome is complex mix of gang violence, martial fights, looking back in the form of flashbacks and unrealistic cases such as fully corrupt US police unit.

As for the cast, then the only decent performances were provided by Peter Weller Mr. V and Jean-Claude Van Damme as Tiano, all the others seemed to derive from non-decent amateur theaters. Van Damme's part is strangely short and dull, although it was evident that he is still well fit.

Although its length was 1 hour and 20 minutes only, it was dumb to watch at times. Even for brain-switch-off entertainment, there are much better options. On the other hand, it is no worst-movie ever or similar overstatement.


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