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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 are best known for writing unusual true stories. They created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, the Emmy, the PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame. 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. He is also a Governor for writers branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.