A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Director:

Peter Ho-Sun Chan (as Peter Ho-sun Chan)

Writers:

Oi Wah Lam (as Aubrey Lam), Joyce Chan (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Liu Jinxi
Tang Wei ... Yu (A-Yu)
Jia-Min Li Jia-Min Li ... Xiaotian (as Jiamin Li)
Wei Zheng Wei Zheng ... Liu Fangzheng
Zheng-Yuan Zhang Zheng-Yuan Zhang ... General store keeper (as Zhengyuan Zhang)
Kang Yu Kang Yu ... Yan Dongsheng
Kenji Tanigaki ... Yan's associate
Yan Qin ... Tavern owner (Tangguan)
Du Ning Du Ning ... Tavern waiter (Dian Xiaoer) (as Ning Du)
Xian-Guo Yin Xian-Guo Yin ... General store keeper's wife (Liu Laotaitai) (as Xianguo Yin)
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Xu Baijiu
Chun-Yuan Wang Chun-Yuan Wang ... Magistrate (as Chunyuan Wang)
Yan-Qi Zhang Yan-Qi Zhang ... Young thief (as Yanqi Zhang)
Qing-Hua Cun Qing-Hua Cun ... Young thief's father (as Qinghua Cun)
Feng-Chun Xu Feng-Chun Xu ... Young thief's mother (as Fengchun Xu)
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Storyline

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dragon (2011) began as a remake of One-Armed Swordsman (1967), but, according to Twitch Film, these plans were "quickly abandoned". See more »

Quotes

Detective Xu Bai-Jiu: Is the law really more important than humanity?
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Alternate Versions

The scene where the bodies of two bandits are being examined has been shortened to eliminate a very brief spanking of a mischievous child who had been poking the corpses with a stick. See more »

Connections

References Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) See more »

User Reviews

Simply Put: Amazing. Glued to my seat.
17 October 2011 | by michael-kordusSee all my reviews

Awesome choreographed fight scenes, rich & deep characters and a great cast to boot, this is a must watch for any fan of the martial arts genre. Donnie Yen has yet another spectacular performance from the acting to the action. But I must say, Takeshi Kaneshiro does some show stealing of his own in his role as the sagacious detective. Suffice to say, both actors delivered riveting performances that kept me glued to my seat. What else can I say about this movie? Just watch it already. It's an entertaining take one man's desire to leave his violent past behind, and start anew. If you want drama, build up and great action then this is the ticket.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

4 July 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,137, 2 December 2012

Gross USA:

$11,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,282,887
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (International Cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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