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Dragon Fighter (2003)

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Workers in an underground lab fight for their lives against a cloned dragon they created.

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Phillip J. Roth

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Michael Johnston (screenplay) (as Micheal Baldwin), Phillip J. Roth (screenplay) (as Phillip Roth)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Capt. David Carver
Kristine Byers Kristine Byers ... Dr. Meredith Winter
Robert Zachar ... Dr. Ian Drackovitch
Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius ... Dr. Greg Travis
Robert DiTillio ... Kevin Korisch
Vesela Dimitrova Vesela Dimitrova ... Bailey Kent (as Vassela Dimitrova)
Hristo Shopov ... Capt. Sergei Petrov
Chuck Eckert Chuck Eckert ... Cookie
Kelly Wilborn Kelly Wilborn ... Dying Mother
Hector Kleist Hector Kleist ... Knight #1
John Barnsall John Barnsall ... Knight #2
Chad Boyer Chad Boyer ... Knight #3
Matthew Coe Matthew Coe ... Knight #4
Matt Harris Matt Harris ... Knight #5
Darius Kerns Darius Kerns ... Knight #6
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Storyline

A group of scientists, working in a deep underground lab, clones and hatches a 1,000-year-old dragon, after finding its remains in a cavern in southern England. After the critter goes from one cell to full grown in 3 hours, it goes on a rampage, killing most of the scientists and escaping to the surface. Naturally, bullets don't faze it at all. Our Intrepid Hero helps kill if before it can menace all mankind. Sort of "Alien" meets "Reign of Fire". Written by fgunther

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There can be only one dominant species.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dračí klon See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The split screens were added in the edit as an attempt to make the "talking heads" scenes more interesting. See more »

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Apparently some (or even all) of the people at the lab have the same ID number. See more »

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No animals, including dragons, were injured in the making of this motion picture. See more »

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4 January 2003 | by gconradSee all my reviews

Cloning a Dragon. Why not? Of all the dragon slayers, someone had to have a vial or two of dragon's blood somewhere, didn't they? Well, when I first heard about this movie that's what I thought and that would have made sense. But, no, they found some "dinosaur" bones about 1000 years old and some how manage to use the dry, aged bones for the DNA.

Director Phillip J. Roth has an interesting way of filming the movie, with a lot of split shots, sometimes up to 5 different camera views at a time. Unfortunately I found this more distracting than enhancing.

Anyway, Dean Cain plays the part of Carver, the head of security for a top secret scientific research cloning facility, he is not your average muscle-head tough guy, he has a brain and great deductive reasoning. He uses them to figure out what is going-on and that what is going to be going-on might not be a good thing when it happens. The acting is good, the rest of the cast are basically unknowns, but are actually rather gifted. Kristine Byers, portraying Meredith, is very attractive and very believable despite that fact.

Not to spoil the film but the movie is a little slow to start, and it's about 45 minutes into the movie before anything really exciting happens. BUT once it does, you are on the edge of your seat!! The egg hatches in only 3 hours, and you don't see what it is for a while, the killing starts and the suspense builds.

It has all the required idiots a horror movie needs, even though these people are supposed to be geniuses in scientific cloning, so you feel smarter than most of the victims, and that makes the movie worth watching in it's self. The suspense lasts all the way until the end, and the end doesn't let you down. This movie is one of the best "B" movies I have seen in a long time.

Seeing it on DVD, VHS or a movie channel would definitely be worth the price of rental. I would recommend the movie for anyone who likes fantasy movies of horror movies, and it's not too bloody or scary for younger viewers, especially because everyone knows there is no such thing as dragons, right?


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