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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

Writers:

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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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 American dream isn't free 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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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

11 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Green Dragons 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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Features New York Chinatown (1982) See more »

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Written by Thomas Aaron Stuart
Performed by Cold Blood Club
Courtesy of Mother West
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Pretty disappointing gang film
15 February 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Despite Martin Scorsese being the executive producer and Ray Liotta having a role, "Revenge of the Green Dragons" doesn't seem to have received much of a theatrical release (if any) in North America. It doesn't take long to figure out why - the movie simply isn't very good. I'm not saying there isn't any merit to be found. Some of the acting by the largely no-name cast is fine, and directors Wai-Keung Lau and Andrew Loo do manage to inject a little stylishness despite their low budget. But for the most part, the movie's low budget does show, particularly with the extremely tight direction - I almost suffered from a case of claustrophobia with everything so closely filmed. But the movie also suffers script problems. None of the characters are fleshed out enough to give us a good idea as to their backgrounds or what they are thinking or feeling. I simply didn't care one way or another about these guys. As a result, the movie becomes extremely tiresome very quickly, and you'll be impatiently waiting for it to come to its end.


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