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Double Dragon (1994)




Critic Consensus: Double Dragon's clever use of special effects cannot mask the film's overly simplistic storyline and cheesy dialogue.

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In the waterlogged post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, the villainous Koga Shuko chases after the second half of a magical amulet, guaranteed to grant the owner superhuman powers. It's up to two teen-age brothers and their martial arts mentor to protect the amulet's other half in this sci-fi adventure.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Gould, Michael Davis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 1999
MCA Universal Home Video


Robert Patrick
as Koga Shuko
Mark Dacascos
as Jimmy Lee
Scott Wolf
as Billy Lee
Julia Nickson
as Satori Imada
Alyssa Milano
as Marian Delario
Nils Allen Stewart
as Bo Abobo No. 1
Henry Kingi
as Bo Abobo No. 2
Leon Russom
as Chief Delario
Al Leong
as Lewis
Cory Milano
as Marc Delario
Michael Berryman
as Maniac Leader
Vanna White
as Herself
Rohn Thomas
as Tour Guide
Garret Warren
as 1st Rich Kid Opponen...
David Earle
as Security Man
Ken McLeod
as 2nd Rich Kid Opponen...
Andy Dick
as Smogcaster
Bruce Strickland
as New Angeles Policema...
Donald Nugent
as New Angeles Policema...
Verle Majied
as New Angeles Policema...
Rohr Thomas
as Tour Guide
Mark Brazill
as Reporter
David L. Early
as Security Man
Rio Hackford
as Male Power Corps Kid
Irene Tanaka
as Female Power Corps K...
Edward Feldman
as Jack City Salesman
Joe L'Erario
as Jack City Salesman
Vincent Klyn
as Wild One
Roger Yuan
as Ninja Wraith
Ron Yuan
as Ninja Wraith
Jim Aleck
as Newscaster
Danny Wong
as Mohawk
Brian Imada
as Referee
John Mallory Asher
as Smart Ass Mohawk
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Critic Reviews for Double Dragon

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Even kids won't get much of a kick out of this high-energy, low-IQ futuristic slugfest.

Full Review… | April 2, 2009
Top Critic

An incoherent children's adventure based on a popular video game.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

While clumsily paced by first-time director Jim Yukich and amateurishly acted, the picture does take place against the imaginative backdrop of New Angeles, the urban archipelago formed when the Big One crumpled Southern California.

Full Review… | October 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Even at eleven years old I knew "Double Dragon" sucked.

Full Review… | August 20, 2014
Cinema Crazed

There is a genial exuberance to the lead performances of Wolf and Dacascos, who behave as though the Lee brothers aren't too many rungs above Beavis and Butt-Head on the evolutionary ladder.

Full Review… | July 19, 2014
The Moving Picture Show

A surprisingly timid and largely toothless action fantasy for kids.

Full Review… | April 7, 2010
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Double Dragon

Set in the (then) crumbling future of 2007, why do all these poor adaptations get set in post apocalyptic futures where gangs roam the streets in outfits you wore under the age of 15?.

Again your typical 90's trash that went straight to the video shop and didn't even pass go, its called 'Double Dragon' but bares no resemblance to the videogame what so ever accept for character names and the fact the brothers 'fight' against various punks.

The film is pretty much like the first 'TMNT' film albeit a very bad version, its completely aimed at kids so everything is watered down to a babyish level which in turn comes off as hilarious. Like other kids action films of the time its all very colourful and quite imaginative but its so utterly pointless, action sequences are clearly added simply to make the film more 'exciting' when really you wouldn't miss them if they weren't there, point...less.

All characters are totally cliched and all look ridiculous in their costumes/face paint, your typical post apocalyptic gangs of punks dressed in horribly retro 80/90's fashions. Robert Patrick must have suspected this was gonna be a big blockbuster otherwise I'm sure he wouldn't have signed on for this, mind you the casting of B-movie action star regular Dacascos should of given him a hint.

This just feels completely not needed, no point in creating it in the slightest. Its like they have a videogame that is/was popular so they just had to throw out a film of it no matter how it turned out, just to capitalise on the franchise, they just couldn't help themselves, and what has it achieved? absolutely zip.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

This is very poor TV Movie with a poor acting.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Worst based on the original video game in marital arts film I ever saw, looked stupid and crap.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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