THE LAST
DRAGON
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A cult classic of the 80's that still gets me amped during the final fight between Bruce Leroy and Sho'Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem. The build up to Leroy's point of realization that he is the master, is what does it for me and countless fans of the adage from Buddha: we make our own path by own common sense.

The earliest film that had a similar theme I can think of off the top of my head is 1978's Circle of Iron. The hero set out on a journey to seek the meaning of life and martial arts through the writings within the book of all knowledge. When he ultimately finds it and opens it, there lies a mirror. FYI: the original idea and concept was created by Bruce Lee who had intended to star in it and be titled: The Silent Flute.
Another classic example is The Matrix. Neo's path to self actualization and triumph is only determined by accepting his nature and removing self doubt.


CHARACTER PROFILES

BRUCE LEROY GREEN
Bruce Leroy Green character illustration by Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "Sometimes it is hard to live the way of the wise."
•  "Hey my man, what it look like?"
•  "I am."
•  "Could you teach me some moves."
SHO'NUFF, THE SHOGUN OF HARLEM
Sho'Nuff, The Shogun of Harlem character illustration by Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "Am I the meanest? Am I the prettiest? Am I the baddest mofo low down around this town? Well who am I? Who am I? I can't hear you..."
•  "Skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon gives kung fu a bad name."
•  "Kiss my converse."
•  "All right, Leroy. Who's the one-and-only Master?"
LAURA CHARLES
Laura Charles illustration by Preserved Dragons Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "I thought that maybe it would be a great idea if I got myself a bodyguard. You know, like someone to guard my body?"
•  "You sure look like a master to me."
•  "Thanks a lot, Bruce!"
JOHNNY YU
Johnny Yu illustration by Preserved Dragons Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  " I mastered the art of fighting without knowing how to fight."
•  "ENOUGH! You wanna fight! You Fight me! You big ugly smelly breath sucka or how bout you, string bean Rick James lookin fool!"
•  "...how about something in a medium sized oriental?"
EDDIE ARKADIAN
Eddie Arkadian illustration by Preserved Dragons Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "Where you gonna go Angie? Without me your nothing, without that outfit your just another no talent dental hygiene school drop out from Kew Gardens getting by... on her tits"
•  "Holy shit!"
•  "A .45 will put an end to all this kung fu crap, all it takes is one little bullet so take your final bow scum sucker!"
RICHIE GREEN
Richie Green illustration by Preserved Dragons Marten Go
MEMORABLE QUOTES:
•  "I would like to see her, no way a queen is gonna be looking at a walking fortune cookie! I would like to see her"
•  "Chill out chopsticks, let me handle this.."
•  "Get your hands off my woman! I SAID GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY WOMAN!"
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