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Double Dragon (1994)

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Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

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James Yukich

Writers:

Paul Dini (story), Neal Shusterman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Patrick ... Koga Shuko
Mark Dacascos ... Jimmy Lee
Scott Wolf ... Billy Lee
Kristina Wagner ... Linda Lash (as Kristina Malandro Wagner)
Julia Nickson ... Satori Imada (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
Alyssa Milano ... Marian Delario
Nils Allen Stewart ... Bo Abobo #1
Henry Kingi ... Bo Abobo #2
John Asher ... Smart Ass Mohawk (as John Mallory Asher)
Leon Russom ... Chief Delario
Jeff Imada ... Huey
Al Leong ... Lewis
Cory Milano Cory Milano ... Marc Delario
Michael Berryman ... Maniac Leader
Vanna White ... Vanna White
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Storyline

Set 15 years in the future in post-earthquake California, where San Diego and Los Angeles are merged into one city, two teenage brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. Millionaire Koga Shuko (a.k.a. Guisman) has the other half and determines to get the brothers' half in order to have the complete medallion and the absolute power of the magical Double Dragon talisman. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

Feel the power... live the legend! It's the ultimate kick. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Dragon: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,376,561, 6 November 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,341,309
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dozens of arcade games appear in the Power Corps hideout. DOUBLE DRAGON is one of them. It's visible when Jimmy (possessed by Kogo Shuko) tries to kick Billy but misses and shatters the game screen. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in "New Angeles", California, however when Chief Delario goes outside of the precinct after telling the officers that they are going to take back the streets, an Ohio flag is shown flying on the flagpole. See more »

Quotes

Guisman: [to Billy and Jimmy as he's being taken away by the cops] You think I'M bad, wait'll you meet my lawyers!
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Alternate Versions

Despite the UK cinema version being uncut with a PG certification, the UK video version was cut by 10 secs by the BBFC to remove some headbutts and blows during the fight scenes for a 12 certification. In 2015, the BBFC waived the 10 secs of cuts for a 12 certification DVD/Bluray release. See more »


Soundtracks

Girls and Boys
Written by Jessie Velez / Don Colon / Bradley Kerr / Gavin Williams
Published by Sanlar Music/Polygram Music Publishing/EMI Music Publishing
Performed by Hed Boys
Courtesy of deconstruction/Logic Records
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Were you expecting this film to take itself seriously?!
7 March 2001 | by bannonanthonySee all my reviews

I really don't see what everyone's problem with this picture is! I believe that if any film bases itself on a computer game, then it stands to reason that is not going to take itself seriously for a split second! I played some of the DOUBLE DRAGON games for Nintendo when I was younger and they were pretty jokey themselves. This little picture has great fights, great action and most importantly of all, a great sense of humour. Robert Patrick camps it up wonderfully as bad guy Koga Shuko. A young Mark Dacascos (DRIVE, THE CROW: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN, CRYING FREEMAN) kicks less butt than usual but is still enjoyable. Alyssa Milano is great as the sardonic revolutionary Marion, and both Dacascos and Scott Wolf as the Lee brothers (Dacascos is 'Home Lee' and Wolf is 'Ug Lee', geddit?) both have a fine line in sarcastic remarks. The car chase near the start with the 'Dragon Wagon' being pursued by Abobo's van is brilliant, especially with the use of computer graphics. Again, a classic example of good, mindless fun!


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