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051 – TFFP: The Last Dragon (1985)

EP51-The Last Dragon banner courtesy Kevin Spencer at inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’ll see if we possess the “power of the glow,” because we’re talking about 1985’s The Last Dragon! Sho’Nuff!

Directed by: Lt. Willie L. Franklin

Screenplay by: Louis Venosta

Starring: Taimak, Julius Carry, and Vanity

Synopsis (courtesy of Wikipedia): Set in New York City, the plot follows a teenage martial arts student named Leroy Green (often referred to as “Bruce Leroy”, although he never calls himself that) with dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee. Leroy goes on a quest to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment, known as “The Final Level”. Martial artists who reach this “Final Level” are said to possess “The Glow”, a mystical energy that can only be attained by a true martial arts master.

When a fighter’s hands glow, he is one of the best in the world and when his entire body glows, he is the greatest fighter alive. On his journey to becoming the “Last Dragon” and wielding the power of “The Glow,” Leroy must confront villains such as a crooked arcade mogul Eddie Arkadian (Murney) and the evil Sho’nuff, the Shogun ofHarlem, from whom he must also protect his younger brother Richie (Leo O’Brien) and his love interest, TV music video host Laura Charles (Vanity).

This week’s Movie Picks are:

Jason’s Pick:

Carbon Copy (1981)

Joel’s Pick:

A Bronx Tale (1993)

Join us next week when our feature presentation is Zone Troopers (1985) starring Tim Thomerson!

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