Year of the Dragon


Facts and Figures

Run time: 134 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th August 1985

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Capt. Stanley White, as Joey Tai, as Tracy Tzu, as Angelo Rizzo, as Louis Bukowski, as Connie White, as William McKenna, as Ronnie Chang, as Harry Yung, K. Dock Yip as Milton Bin, Hon Lam Bau as Fred Hung, Way Dong Woo as Elder, Jimmy Sun as Elder, Daniel Davin as Francis Kearney, Mark Hammer as Commissioner Brendon S. Sullivan, as Herbert Kwong

Year of the Dragon Review

Once upon a time, Mickey Rourke was a major Hollywood player, and Year of the Dragon finds him in one of his most respectable leading roles, the last film he made before 9 1/2 Weeks got everyone a little scared about Rourke's future. Here's Rourke, as well, in a prototypical role: As a hard boiled cop that will do anything it takes to bring down the new leader of New York's Chinese mafia. Rourke is like a rabid dog, and his torn-apart, hangdog performance surpasses the rest of the film, which plays like a rehash of Scarface.