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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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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 »

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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

In the final battle, Linda Lash (Kristina Wagner) says to Marion (Alyssa Milano), "Now who's the boss?" Later, Marion tells Lash, "You're lucky, generally I put people in the hospital." Alyssa Milano starred on the television series Who's The Boss, and Wagner was a regular on General Hospital. 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

Jimmy Lee: [possessed by Koga Shuko] Do you know the story of Romulus and Remus - sons of Mars, God of war?
Billy Lee: [speaking to his half of the Dragon Medallion] If you're waiting for an emergency, this is it.
Jimmy Lee: The brothers were abandoned and raised by wolves. Together, they built the great city of Rome.
Billy Lee: [to Koga Shuko] Shadow Demon, you shall not pass.
Jimmy Lee: In a quarrel, Romulus killed Remus.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Double Dragon (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Will Shine On Me
Written by Michael Lattanzi
Published by Lost in Music, Inc./Ram Bam Music
Administered by Jellybean Music Publishing Group
Performed by Lattanzi featuring Crystal Taliefero
Courtesy of Lable/Zl Records
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It's cheesy, but remember, cheese is good too.
6 August 2002 | by Skeletors_HoodSee all my reviews

Ok, it's not an Oscar winner, but few films are. It is a campy flick, but it's not the wanna-poke-your-eyes-out-to-stop-the-pain campy, but rather in the realm of a guilty pleasure.

In agreement with an earlier post, this was not supposed to be a film that took itself seriously. Notably, the action was on par with any other martial arts movie being made, and the script had a bunch of smart-assy humor (which I must admit that I'm a big sucker for). It's meant to be a fun film, and that was the end result.

As far as a video game movie is concerned, it's not the worst ever made...Mario Bros is still the king, with Street Fighter in a close second, and Final Fantasy in third place. So you see, there are worst movies that have been made.

And folks, I'm not ashamed to admit that I have the DVD for this film in my collection.


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