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Dragon and the Hawk (2001)

Korean martial arts master teams up with US police detective to solve the mystery of his missing sister. Their search leads to a sinister underworld organization that they must battle their way through.

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Mark Steven Grove

Writer:

Robert Gosnell
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Credited cast:
Julian Lee ... 'Dragon' Pak
Barbara Gehring ... Lt. 'Hawk' Hawkins
Trygve Lode ... Therion
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael L. Amory Michael L. Amory ... Apartment superintendent
Christina B. Christina B. ... (voice)
Leslie Bova Leslie Bova ... Foreign girl
Marnie Brooks Marnie Brooks ... Russian agent
Gene Brown Gene Brown ... (voice)
Pete Conners Pete Conners ... (voice)
Lee Crawford Lee Crawford ... Denver Express shuttle driver
Corey Davidson Corey Davidson ... AMR paramedic
Norman Dehm Norman Dehm ... Adama
Sam Del Rio Sam Del Rio ... Aveer
Sunshine Diaz Sunshine Diaz ... Waitress
Chris Dressler Chris Dressler ... Gabriel
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Storyline

Martial arts master, Dragon Pak, comes to the USA seeking his sister, Cindy Pak. Cindy had come to the USA to pursue a modeling career but had stopped writing home. Dragon battles his way past hoods in search of clues to his sister's disappearance. He encounters deadends and people who obviously know something but won't talk. Then he meets police detective, Dana "Hawk" Hawkins, who is investigating the disappearance and death of other young girls in the city. When Dragon and Hawk join forces, their investigation leads them to Edgar Dante and the sinister Therion of "The Order." What have they been doing with these girls? Will Dragon find his sister alive? Written by Darlene Cypser

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Rated R for some violence and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was the last movie shot at Stapleton Airport in Denver, which was featured in movies such as Die Hard 2 and Dumb & Dumber. They stopped the jackhammers for half a day for the production crew to shoot the two airports scenes. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Dante: Guess you'll just have to arrest me, officer.
Lieutenant 'Hawk' Hawkins: I'm not going to arrest you, I'm going to kill you!
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References Tiger Street (1998) See more »

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Written by Guy Bianchini
Performed by Guy Bianchini
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Not just for martial arts enthusiasts!
20 November 2001 | by kmurcraySee all my reviews

I'm not normally a very big fan of martial arts films - I need more than lots of good fight scenes to really enjoy a movie. This one has more. Most of the (admittedly very few) martial arts movies I've seen have fairly week plots that serve only to carry the action, and little in the way of a true story, character development, humor (Jackie Chan movies being a notable exception), etc.

Dragon and the Hawk is a pleasant exception. It has a tight plot that delivers a good story without any notable plot holes, very good dialogue and reasonable character development, a bit of humor sprinkled in, believable characters that are well-acted, and a high-energy soundtrack to go with the high-energy action. The evil scientist Therion (Trygve Lode) is downright creepy...

All in all, I think Dragon and the Hawk is an excellent film, even for people like me that aren't all that into martial arts films. And for those of you who are, you won't be disappointed - if it's fight scenes you want, Dragon and the Hawk really delivers!


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