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Year of the Dragon

Director:  Michael Cimino
Year Released:  1985
Rating:  2.0

Vietnam Vet Mickey Rourke is a hard-boiled cop who doesn't play by the rules! John Lone is a Machiavellian Chinese Mafia leader who wants New York's Chinatown to be under his control! Watch as the two clash in a battle of wills! Will Rourke's hot-headedness endanger his estranged wife, young Chinese anchorwoman girlfriend and his career? Will Lone's recklessness catch up with him? New York City is about to erupt! (In summation: dialogue atrocious but co-screenwriter Oliver Stone's pointed comments about the behavior of Vietnam Vets dead-freakin'-on, sets colorful, gorgeous and expansive but the picture's too bloated for its own good.)

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