The Last Dragon

TriStar Released 1985




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Movie Summary

Michael Schultz

The action takes place in New York City, where young Leroy Green dreams of becoming a martial artist master. Leroy's goal is to reach "The Final Level," allowing him to possess "The Glow". "The Glow" is a mystical energy that transforms any ordinary fighter into the most powerful martial artist alive. But first, Leroy must contend with the bad guys. Eddie Arkadian, a corrupt arcade mogul who threatens the life of Leroy's true love Laura Charles. Even more nefarious is the villainous Sho'nuff, the Shogun of Harlem who will stop at nothing to destroy Leroy and prove himself the ultimate master.




Leroy Green



Laura Charles

Julius Carry

Julius Carry

Sho'nuff/The Shogun of Harlem

Christopher Murney

Christopher Murney

Eddie Arkadian

Leo O'Brien

Leo O'Brien

Richie Green

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Laura Charles: (J.J. tries to convince her to have dinner with Eddie Arcadian.) J.J., there is no point.
      J.J. : Laura, there is a point. The point of the knife which is pointed at this point on my neck.

    • Bruce Leroy: (Sho'nuff heckles Bruce Leroy) The secret awaits eyes unclouded by ambition.
      Sho'nuff: What?
      Bruce Leroy: Those who are bound by desire see only that which can be held in their hand.
      Sho'nuff: See, now it is mumbo-jumbo like that... and skinny lizards like you thinkin' they're the last Dragon, that gives kung fu a bad name.

    • Sho'Nuff: (Sho'nuff and his cronies walk into a crouded cinema) Am I the meanest?
      Cronies: Sho'nuff!
      Sho' Nuff: Am I the prettiest?
      Cronies: Sho'nuff!
      Sho' Nuff: Am I the baddest mo-fo lowdown around this town?
      Cronies: Sho'nuff!
      Sho' Nuff: Well, who am I?
      Cronies: Sho'nuff!
      Sho' Nuff: Who am I?
      Cronies: Sho'nuff!
      Sho' Nuff: I can't hear you.
      Cronies: Sho'nuff!!

    • Master: You have touched the final level, you knew without knowing.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Production Budget - $10,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $25,754,284 (33rd)

      Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $59,198,580

    • Production Companies:
      Delphi III Productions
      Motown Productions

    • Filmed entirely in New York City.

    • Tagline:
      He's a martial arts master who refuses to fight. He's a Bruce Lee fan who's so sure he's Oriental that he eats popcorn with chopsticks. His friends think he's too serious. His family thinks he's crazy. His enemies think he's no challenges. But she knows he's THE LAST DRAGON.

    • Music:
      The Last Dragon
      Performed by Dwight David
      Written by Norman Whitfield, Bruce Miller
      7th Heaven
      Performed by Vanity
      Written by Bill Wolfer, Vanity
      Performed by Alfie
      Written by Gregg Crockett, Sharon Barnes, Gwen Gordy Fuqua
      Performed by Charlene
      Written by Charlene Oliver, Brian Wild, Nigel Wright
      The Glow
      Written and Performed by Willie Hutch
      Rhythm Of The Night
      Performed by DeBarge
      Written by Diane Warren
      Upset Stomach
      Written and Performed by Stevie Wonder
      First Time On a Ferris Wheel
      Performed by Smokey Robinson & Syreeta
      Written by Harriet Schock, Misha Segal
      Peeping Tom
      Performed by Rockwell
      Written by Rockwell, Janet Cole Valdez, Antoine Greene
      Inside You
      Written and performed by Willie Hutch
      We Live In A Jungle
      Performed by Rockwell
      Written by Curtis Anthony Nolen, Ron Aniello, Gardiner Cole
      Enter The Dragon Cues
      Written by Lala Schifrin
      Coke Is It (Coca-Cola Commercial)
      Performed by DeBarge
      Written by Dave DeLuca
      Stand Your Ground
      Written by Norman Whitfield
      The Shuttle
      Performed by Raw Dog
      Written by Kerry Ashby, John West, Steve Williams
      Dirty Books
      Performed by Faith Prince
      Written by Nonnie Thompson, Bob Cleary, Danny Rubin
      Give Me Your Love
      Performed by Alfie
      Written by Alfie Silas, Michael Durio
      Suki Yaki Hot Saki Sue
      Performed by Raw Dog
      Written by Kerry Ashby, John West
      Test Drive
      Performed by Faith Prince
      Written by Ezra Doner, Stephen Fischer
      I Want You Baby
      Performed by Alfie
      Written by Alfie Silas, Michael Durio
      Treat Her Like A Lady
      Performed by The Temptations
      Written by Otis Williams, Ollie Woodson
      The Final Test
      Written by Norman Whitfield


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African-American Comedy