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The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 March 1985 (USA)
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In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writer:

Louis Venosta
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taimak ... Leroy Green
Vanity ... Laura Charles
Christopher Murney ... Eddie Arkadian (as Chris Murney)
Julius Carry ... Sho'nuff / The Shogun of Harlem (as Julius J. Carry III)
Faith Prince ... Angela Viracco
Leo O'Brien Leo O'Brien ... Richie Green
Mike Starr ... Rock
Jim Moody ... Daddy Green
Glen Eaton Glen Eaton ... Johnny Yu
Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Tai
Roger Campbell Roger Campbell ... Announcer
Esther Marrow Esther Marrow ... Mama Green
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Sophia (as Keshia Knight)
Jamal Mason Jamal Mason ... Roy
B.J. Barie ... Jackie
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Storyline

In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. Written by <akil@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Need somebody to lend a foot...? Meet "Bruce Leroy" Green. See more »


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Trivia

The Seventh Heaven disco set was built on Camera Mart stages at 54th and 10th Avenue. One day Diana Ross visited the set and asked if she could buy it for her next tour. See more »

Goofs

This error is during the final showdown between Leroy and Sho'Nuff. When Leroy is pulled from the water drum for the last time, the blood and injuries are washed off/healed, but when the camera cuts back to Sho'Nuff, you can still see blood on Leroy. The blood is there and then gone alternating between shots. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Arcadian: [to Angela] Don't bug me, fix your face.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by just under 2 minutes by the BBFC to remove all footage of nunchakus. See more »

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Referenced in Sorry to Bother You (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Treat Her Like A Lady
Performed by The Temptations
Written by Otis Williams, Ollie Woodson
produced by Albert Phillip McKay, Ralph Randolph Johnson
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Shonuff!
4 January 2004 | by PeterRoederSee all my reviews

Why have this movie got so long a rating? Probably the most funky martial arts movie ever made. An absolute 80s masterpiece. Full of honour for Bruce Lee and that period as well as containing the spirit of Van Damme and the 80s - and afro-american funk as well as saturday night fever dance movies. This movie definitely got the glow!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,254,359, 24 March 1985

Gross USA:

$25,754,284

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,754,284
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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