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The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 March 1985 (USA)
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In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writer:

Louis Venosta
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taimak ... Leroy Green
Vanity ... Laura Charles
Christopher Murney ... Eddie Arkadian (as Chris Murney)
Julius Carry ... Sho'nuff / The Shogun of Harlem (as Julius J. Carry III)
Faith Prince ... Angela Viracco
Leo O'Brien Leo O'Brien ... Richie Green
Mike Starr ... Rock
Jim Moody ... Daddy Green
Glen Eaton Glen Eaton ... Johnny Yu
Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Tai
Roger Campbell Roger Campbell ... Announcer
Esther Marrow Esther Marrow ... Mama Green
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Sophia (as Keshia Knight)
Jamal Mason Jamal Mason ... Roy
B.J. Barie B.J. Barie ... Jackie
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Storyline

In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. Written by <akil@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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The last of his kind. The best of the best. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,254,359, 24 March 1985

Gross USA:

$25,754,284

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,754,284
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Seventh Heaven disco set was built on Camera Mart stages at 54th and 10th Avenue. One day Diana Ross visited the set and asked if she could buy it for her next tour. See more »

Goofs

When Sho'nuff's crew enters the theater, the gang members stand on either side, in mixed lines of 3. When the camera cuts back, 3 women are in the left, and 3 men are on the right. See more »

Quotes

Leroy Green: [Throws a dart at Eddie Arcadian and hits an object near Eddie's face] Next time I will not miss
Eddie Arcadian: [Eddie fires a couple of shots at Leroy] Next time I won't miss either!
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by just under 2 minutes by the BBFC to remove all footage of nunchakus. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 29 August 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Coke Is It (Coca-Cola Commercial)
Performed by El DeBarge (as DeBarge)
Written by Dave DeLuca
Produced by El DeBarge (as Eldra DeBarge)
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The absolute best martial arts flick ever!
4 March 2002 | by VernonPopeSee all my reviews

Alright, I acknowledge that there are cheezy scenes. I also realize that the "bad" singer is a Cindy Lauper clone, and that Vanity was a protege of Prince. All that aside, I think the filming was great. The scenes were well shot, the music did a terrific job of matching the scenes and setting the mood, and even the comedy helped to keep the show from being too much of a fight flick - in other words it was more real than most shows. The script was easy to follow (alright, predictable) but it's necessary to reach a broad audience. The fight coreography was well done, and Leroy's struggle to believe what everyone is trying to tell him about himself is the real jem of the show - who among us doesn't struggle with such problems at times?


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