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Year of the Dragon Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Best known for his 1978 film [[Feature~V13060~The Deer Hunter~thedeerhunter]] or perhaps the less-successful [[Feature~V21985~Heaven's Gate~heavensgate]], director [[Performer~P85067~Michael Cimino~michaelcimino]] turned to this fast-paced actioner set in an authentic (back lot) Chinatown. This thriller stars a rogue Polish-American cop ([[Performer~P61810~Mickey Rourke~mickeyrourke]]) out to not only keep Chinatown safe for the local consumers, but to dismantle its deep-rooted crime and drug cartels as well. No one backs the crusading cop in the latter objective, and as he faces a suave and wily crime boss ([[Performer~P43078~John Lone~johnlone]] of [[Feature~V28316~The Last Emperor~thelastemperor]]) and a libidinous newscaster ([[Performer~P2183~Ariane~ariane]]), he may be taking on more than he can handle. At least his wife thinks so, and the guys at City Hall think so -- but mayhem and murder will strew the streets with corpses before the smoke clears and the dust settles, and a vague, unresolved future sets in. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Mickey Rourke
as Stanley White
John Lone
as Joey Tai
Leonard Termo
as Angelo Rizzo
Caroline Kava
as Connie White
Eddie Jones
as William McKenna
Joey Chin
as Ronnie Chang
Mark Hammer
as Commissioner
Dennis Dun
as Herbert Kwong
Cecelia Pei
as Harry Yung's Secretary
Harry Yip
as Old General
Jerry Chan
as Jade Cobra Boy
Kader Ma
as Jackie Wong's Assassin
Matthew Tung
as Southwind Waiter
Tisa Chang
as Nun
Doreen Chan
as Red Hair
Irene Jung
as Dragon King Girl
Jilly Rizzo
as Schiro
Keenan Leung
as Pei Brother
Michael Acampora
as Funeral Musician
Tony Lip
as Lenny Carranza
Pat Fuji
as Shanghai Palace Hostess
Aileen Ho
as Jade Cobra Girl
Paul L.Q. Lee
as Jackie Wong's Son
Gardell Tung
as Jade Cobra Boy
Jadin Wong
as Mrs. Harry Yung
Joanna Merlin
Jack Kehler
as Alan Perez
Jimmy Sun
as Elder
Kuni Mikami
as Shanghai Palace Musician
Myra Chen
as Shanghai Palace Singer
Vallo Benjamin
as DEA Man
Victor Wong
as Harry Yung
Emily Woo
as Mrs. Wong
Richie Hsiu
as Dragon King Boy
Billy Asai
as Shanghai Palace Musician
Carmine Venezia
as Funeral Musician
Janice Wong
as Tina
Joseph Bonaventura
as Lagnese
Jeff Khowong
as Jade Cobra Boy
Josie Lee
as Dragon King Girl
Matthew Castiglione
as Funeral Musician
Steve Hanson
as Funeral Musician
Lucille D'Agnillo
as Mrs. Bukowski
Paul Scaglione
as Teddy Tedesco
Yukio Yamamoto
as Ban Sung
Fabia Drake
as Nun
George Kodisch
as Police Sergeant
James Chin
as Southwind Waiter
Bruno Millotti
as Italian Waiter
Gloria Au
as Joey Tai's Daughter
James Scales
as Connie's Assassin
Johnny Shia
as Chia
Manny Fung
as Jackie Wong's 2nd Son
Raymond Gardner
as Funeral Musician

Crew

Michael Cimino
Director
Dino de Laurentiis
Producer
Stanley Mann
Screenwriter
Michael Cimino
Screenwriter
Oliver Stone
Screenwriter
Alex Thomson
Cinematographer
David Mansfield
Composer (Music Score)
Lucia Hwong
Composer (Music Score)
Françoise Bonnot
Editor
Wolf Kroeger
Production Designer
Victoria Paul
Art Director
Randy Ostrow
Set Designer
Gretchen Rau
Set Designer
Marietta Ciriello
Costume Designer
Debby Porter
Stunts
Alberto Fava
Makeup Special Effects
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