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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
Traditional Arrangement
Courtesy of Marcus Barone Music
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User Reviews

 
Cool movie, very funny.

Ok, so this is just a cheesy action movie but that doesn't mean you have to hate it. It's got a lot of plus points. The performances of the two leads is good and they do have actual chemistry. Plus this movie is funny; whenever the cops come to a dead end they just beat some people up. There is a fight every few minutes. It's great. Plus it teaches kids an important lesson: VIOLENCE SOLVES EVERYTHING! Wooooo!

What I don't get is how come Michael Biehn isn't a bigger star. He is quality.

If you see "American Dragons" on TV then give it a look, you might like it as much as I did.

You might not though. I'm not promising anything, ok? OK?


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