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Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

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Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

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Andrew Lau, Andrew Loo

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Fredric Dannen (based upon an article by), Michael Di Jiacomo | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Chon ... Sonny
Kevin Wu ... Steven
Harry Shum Jr. ... Paul
Eugenia Yuan ... Snakehead Mama
Leonard Wu ... Ah Chung
Jin Au-Yeung ... Detective Tang (as Jin Auyeung)
Jon Kit Lee ... Teddy
Shuya Chang ... Tina
Alex Fox ... Little Sonny
Michael Gregory Fung ... Little Steven
Celia Au ... Bobo
Ron Yuan ... Born to Kill Dai Lo
Billy Magnussen ... Detective Boyer
Geoff Pierson ... FBI Director Sam Higgins
Ray Liotta ... Michael Bloom
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Storyline

REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons". The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. Written by Anonymous

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The true story of New York's most notorious street gang. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

11 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança dos Dragões Verdes See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,412
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Wu is widely known for his success on YouTube, having over 3 million subscribers. Many people know him as KevJumba. See more »

Goofs

In addition to the $100 bills seen during the opening credits being the wrong style for the period, they all have the same serial number: SG18017583Q. Also, the term "Secretary of the Treasury" is missing from beneath the signature o n the right side of the bill; the picture on the reverse is incorrect, and the image used of Ben Franklin has never been used on US currency. See more »

Connections

Features New York Chinatown (1982) See more »

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Not too bad, but too much Hong Kong* in this.
12 November 2014 | by yakki1234See all my reviews

*What's the Hong Kong equivalent of Hollywood, eg "Bollywood" for India?

I read the story of the Green Dragons over 20 years ago, and have just recently heard of the movie adaptation. After watching this, I think this is another case of "the facts are more interesting than fiction". The original events were violent and raw. It ended with a sense of retribution. What the director did with the movie version was to partially "Hong Kong"ize the story. This really doesn't work unless you go all in and purposely try to suspend the audience's disbelief.

I don't mean to say Hong Kong action movies are bad, but they only fit in a style that shouldn't be done for non-fiction, even with a gangster movie. All the brooding, the slow moving gun mechanics, the improvised romance, etc. works great when the action is so gratuitous, you can shut your brain off and enjoy the flick for what it is. In Dragon, all the personalities, including the lead, just mesh into a stylized melodramatic comic character of their real counterparts. It's not the actor's fault, since their portrayals are closely reminiscent of Hong Kong action movies.

Again, I just think they should have gotten a more appropriate director and stay truer to the original events. For example, in Casino, I can believe it happened in real life as shown on the screen... not so much with Dragon.

That said, I enjoyed the movie, perhaps mostly because I enjoyed the story.


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