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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

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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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Evil has just met its match. 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

Gross USA:

$2,341,309

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,341,309
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot from the game is originally about two martial artists which is a blue-suited young man named Billy "Hammer" Lee and a red-suited twin brother Jimmy "Spike" Lee, as they fight their way into the turf of the Black Warriors gang (with Linda and Abobo as members) who assaulted and kidnapped their love interest Marian, the martial arts brothers won't stop at nothing to rescue her. After going through skirmishes lead by Abobo and Jeff at a city slum, a factory, the woods and the gangs hideout; Billy and Jimmy reach the lair where the have a showdown with the gang's machine gun wielding leader who is the Big Boss and they defeat him, also resulting in a conflict where Billy and Jimmy fight to the death over the determination of who will win the affections of Marian. See more »

Goofs

During the fight at the theater, Jimmy sweeps a henchman off his feet with a broom. We see the broom become detached from its handle, then intact in the next quick shot, then detached again when Jimmy notices. See more »

Quotes

Smartass Mohawk: [checking his computer for the identities of the people in the car ahead of them] Hey, we know these guys! It's the Lee brothers, Ug and Home, ha-ha.
Bo Abobo #1: Who?
Billy Lee: [in the car ahead] Make a right on Wilshire.
Bo Abobo #1: Oh, I get it - UG-Lee, HOME-Lee. Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha...
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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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Double the stupidity...
14 June 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Mark Dacascos and Scott Wolf star as Jimmy and Billy Lee, two brothers who join forces to keep a magic medallion out of the hands of a gang leader (Robert Patrick in an embarrassing performance) he already has the half of it and he'll do anything to get the other half. People often times wonder why Robert Patrick and Mark Dacascos never got that far in their careers. Well for those that are curious, here is your reason. Double Dragon is easily one of the worst video game adaptions and from what I remember about the video game, this isn't one that is all that hard to adapt. Indeed had this been done as an Indianna Jones style thriller with numerous martial arts fights, we might have had something. What the movie ends up being is a cheeseball adaption that fails to engage anyone over the age of 11. Although i'm not sure even if small children will enjoy something so stupid. It's a bad movie. Just plain bad.

* out of 4-(Bad)


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