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The Last Dragon

Released 1985
Distributor TriStar Pictures

Along with The Apple and Can’t Stop the Music, The Last Dragon stands at the pinnacle of 80’s WTF movie-making. Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, co-produced this jaw-dropping mix of of martial arts and musical numbers that must be seen to be disbelieved. The bizarro plot revolves around a Bruce Lee acolyte who seeks the exalted station of “The Last Dragon” which grants mystical powers to the recipient, including, apparently, the ability to break somebody’s neck and sing at the same time.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.