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American Dragons (1998)

Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Hemecker

Writers:

Keith W. Strandberg (story), Erik Saltzgaber (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Tony
Joong-Hoon Park ... Kim
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Matsuyama
Don Stark ... Rocco
Byron Mann ... Shadow
Benjamin Ratner ... Angelo
Lorena Gale ... Captain Talman
Hiro Kanagawa ... Nakai
Brad Loree ... Mike
Dean Choe Dean Choe ... Sato
Chris Franco Chris Franco ... Pozzo
James Crescenzo James Crescenzo ... Fiorino
Roger Cross ... Dion Edwards (as Roger R. Cross)
Kevan Ohtsji ... Young Yakuza
Warren Takeuchi ... Aki
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Storyline

Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy assassin is killing the leaders and an Italian assassin may have his own agenda. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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East meets West with a vengeance!

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1998 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Edge See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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The film originally started out as a MPCA (Motion Picture Corporation of Amrica) production, but MPCA were briefly taken over by the newly re-established Orion Pictures and all of the MPCA's line-up were released as "Orion" pictures. See more »

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
Traditional Arrangement
Courtesy of Marcus Barone Music
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Not that bad for a direct-to-video

True, the movie has this cheapish aura. But for some reason, the action wasn't even that crap. For example, the shooting in the bowling center had some sort of passion that is uncommon for a direct-to-video. Heck, even some of the more "cinema-worthy" movies couldn't beat this action. Rocco blasting everyone away with this jackhammer, while on the background you heard some opera. I liked it :P The dialogue's can be considered cheesy, but again, the dialogue's were crafted with some sort of passion that again, is truly uncommon for such a movie. And last but not least, I always had a soft spot for Michael Biehn... Or maybe I just played too much Tiberian sun ;) The Chinese guy was quite funny as well :D He had some sort of own style, instead of a plain Jacky Chan rip-off guy image you may get from him while you see him first. Don't get me wrong, I don't say this is a must-see or anything. But if you don't have anything better to do, and you notice in your TV-guide this movie is on at 12AM like it was in my country, you might as well go check it out!


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