Year of the Dragon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Raymond J. Barry

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YEAR OF THE DRAGON is a Dino De Laurentiis production written (with Oliver Stone) and directed by Michael Cimino in 1985.
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Police officer Stanley White has been transferred to Chinatown, NYC. He arrives just in time to see Joey Tai being made head of the Chinese mafia of New-York after having secretly instigated of the murder of Jackie Wong, the precedent boss. Joey, who wants to give a more important role to his fellow men in the NYC organized crime, has deliberately broken the old alliance with the Italian mob.

Stanley White, the most decorated cop of the city, doesn't play by the rules and, with the help of the anchorwoman Tracy Tzu, denounces the lack of motivation of the police forces from the moment that Chinese interests are at stake. He'll be soon the target of Joey Tai's hit men and a growing problem for his hierarchy.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   Mafia conflict

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   building    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing full frontal--women Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles Is this movie based on a    -   book

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