Year Of The Dragon

Considering the testosterone on display both in front of and behind the camera (Mickey Rourke stars, Michael Cimino directs, screenplay by Oliver Stone), this 1985 cop thriller, with Rourke's decorated Viet Vet turned NYPD cop taking on the Triads in Chinatown, is nowhere near as deranged as you'd hope. The two set pieces—a gun battle in a Chinese restaurant and the final shoot-out—barely compensate for a disappointingly muted feel.

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Considering the testosterone on display both in front of and behind the camera (Mickey Rourke stars, Michael Cimino directs, screenplay by Oliver Stone), this 1985 cop thriller, with Rourke’s decorated Viet Vet turned NYPD cop taking on the Triads in Chinatown, is nowhere near as deranged as you’d hope. The two set pieces?a gun battle in a Chinese restaurant and the final shoot-out?barely compensate for a disappointingly muted feel.

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