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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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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The boat chase sequence was filmed on the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio, and climaxes with an explosion which used 700 gallons of gasoline combined with 200 gallons of alcohol. Despite warnings the night before on several news channels, the explosion caused residents of the nearby city to panic, leading to 210 phone calls to emergency services over ten minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Shuko and the gang are in his office listening to the computer read the information on the Lee brothers, it says Billy is 17 and Jimmy is 18. Right before the Lee brothers fight the gangs in the junk yard there is a closeup of one of the gang members of the Clowns reading the Lee's information. It is says Jimmy was born on 2/24/90 and Billy was born on 2/17/92. If the movie takes place in 2007 that would make Jimmy 17 and Billy 15. 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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Connections

References Who's the Boss? (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Say You're Gonna Stay
Written by James Labrit / Larry Labrit / Kevin Oliphant / Darryl D'Bonneau
Published by House of Fun Music, Inc./Lost in Music, Inc.
Administered by Jellybean Music Publishing Group
Performed by Darryl D'Bonneau
Courtesy of Jellybean Recordings, Inc.
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Gangs of Los Angeles fight with police for the city while the Shadow Lord fights for the other half of a long lost amulet.
5 July 2006 | by die_buffy_dieSee all my reviews

Double Dragon is better then Super Mario Brothers. Then again, so is everything else. The movie was released in 1994, looks like it was made in 1989, and the fashion is circa 1980. Why is it people from the future dress like they're from the past? And why is it Alyssa Milano looks hefty? It was terrible, unsophisticated and bumpy.

That said, it gave me exactly what I wanted. Slapstick Sung-fu action and a few familiar faces. I enjoyed. You don't rent a movie like Double Dragon because you want an engaging plot. You rent it to relive your childhood hi-jinx.

Watch it and I guarantee you that you'll be downloading an emulator and playing it within a week.


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