peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2013 08 31 YearOfTheDragon

The Year of the Dragon

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Mickey Rourke is a Polish policeman trying to clean up New York City's Chinatown. His opponent, John Lone, went on to star as the older Pi Yu in The Last Emperor. Fabia Drake is fab as the sour nun with a British accent; she is pretty much the only one who takes it to Rourke here. Oliver Stone lets fly with some characteristic unsubtlety in the script. It seems that Michael Cimino had the misfortune to make a string of good movies early in his career, this apparently being the last.