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Dragon Boys 

Various people, including an organized crime detective, a high school student, and a forced prostitute, are drawn into a feud between asian triads in Vancouver, Canada.
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Series cast summary:
Darryl Quon ...  Sorrows 2 episodes, 2007
Christina Ma ...  Mae Wah 2 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Chou Lawrence Chou ...  Movie Star 2 episodes, 2007
Jean Yoon ...  Belinda Lok 2 episodes, 2007
Chiu-Lin Tam Chiu-Lin Tam ...  Mrs. Yen 2 episodes, 2007
Michael Adamthwaite ...  Fat Ass 2 episodes, 2007
Charisse Baker ...  Natalie 2 episodes, 2007
Peter Benson ...  Vic Hatton 2 episodes, 2007
Mary Black ...  Betty Mahone 2 episodes, 2007
Mark Burgess Mark Burgess ...  Griff Pollard 2 episodes, 2007
John Cassini ...  Reg Deever 2 episodes, 2007
Greg Chan Greg Chan ...  Uncle Three 2 episodes, 2007
Shannon Chan-Kent ...  Kelsey Leung 2 episodes, 2007
Tseng Chang ...  Mr. Yen 2 episodes, 2007
Osric Chau ...  Teen 2 episodes, 2007
David Coles David Coles ...  Rico Sternig 2 episodes, 2007
Ben Cotton ...  Corey Sternig 2 episodes, 2007
Cedric De Souza ...  Detective Parmar 2 episodes, 2007
Kaaren de Zilva ...  Jaz 2 episodes, 2007
Sean Devine ...  Motel Manager 2 episodes, 2007
Cherilynn Fulbright ...  Emma 2 episodes, 2007
Vincent Gale ...  Cpl. Dan 'Crow' Cromartie 2 episodes, 2007
Teach Grant ...  Dax Sternig 2 episodes, 2007
Peter Grasso Peter Grasso ...  Ray 2 episodes, 2007
Diana Ha Diana Ha ...  Lily 2 episodes, 2007
Robbie Holloway Robbie Holloway ...  Rod McMahon 2 episodes, 2007
Katharine Horsman Katharine Horsman ...  Trichia 2 episodes, 2007
Linda Kee ...  Yamei 2 episodes, 2007
Kit Koon Kit Koon ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Khaira Ledeyo ...  Shopkeeper 2 episodes, 2007
Keith Lim Keith Lim ...  Spt. Cam Choi 2 episodes, 2007
Philip Lyall Philip Lyall ...  Chris Reyes 2 episodes, 2007
Tzi Ma ...  Henry Wah 2 episodes, 2007
Byron Mann ...  Tommy Jiang 2 episodes, 2007
Melanie Manuel Melanie Manuel ...  Loreen 2 episodes, 2007
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Catherine Thomas ...  Cora 2 episodes, 2007
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Anthony Towe ...  Benny 2 episodes, 2007
Derek Tsang ...  Fox Boy 2 episodes, 2007
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Set in Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia, DRAGON BOYS, is both compelling family drama and a high-octane thriller. The two-part, four-hour mini-series centres on a Chinese Canadian police detective and an immigrant family who confront a deadly threat from Asian organized crime. Written by Anonymous

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Mandarin | Cantonese | Khmer | English

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2007 (Canada) See more »

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CAD4,000,000 (estimated)
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The Chinese version of "The Godfather"...
11 January 2007 | by spiritualjunkie-1See all my reviews

I stumbled upon "Dragon Boys" when I was flipping through channels. And I'm glad I did.

What caught my eye immediately was the all-Asian cast. At first, I thought what I was seeing was some Chinese film but a few minutes into it, I realized it was a look into Canada's Chinese gang problem in the West coast.

The main character, Tommy (Byron Mann), surprisingly wasn't a stereotypical Chinese. In fact, he was what people would call "white-washed" and what was so great about his character was that he had this ongoing conflict with his cultural identity that ends up playing a huge role on his determination to solve the case he's working on.

Lawrence Chou was cast to play the perfect villain. Movie Star is a criminal who at first, appears to be completely evil and heartless but occasionally, they show parts of him which actually seem human without making the viewer become completely sympathetic to the character.

I liked the separate stories that were going on. I became equally invested in all of them. They were all somehow connected. The character writing was intelligent and the acting was great (most notable to me were aside from Byron Mann and Lawrence Chou were Steph Song, Simon Wong, Jean Yoon, Tzi Mah, and Christina Mah). Just when I felt their characters were established as being something, they, along with the writing, surprised me.

I won't spoil the rest of the film for those who haven't seen it yet but if it ever returns to the CBC or makes it out on DVD, I highly recommend you see it. To sum it up, it's like the Chinese version of "The Godfather" but in a contemporary Canadian setting. While these people are being portrayed as criminals, they are not one-note. They have their own lives, their own fears and inner conflicts, and we get clues as to how some of them got to be who they are.

The Chinese gang problem is complex, as are the people involved in it, I'm sure. "Dragon Boys" does a brilliant job of keeping that complexity.


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