Heart of the Dragon

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A policeman (Jackie Chan) forsakes his dream of world travel to care for a mentally impaired brother (Sammo Hung), who is later kidnapped by gangsters.

Cast

Emily Chu
as Jenny
Ching-Ying Lam
as Swat Commander
Lam Ying Fat
as Pang Kwok Hwa
Lee Ka Ho
as Heung Chi Ming
Anthony Chan
as Teacher
Tze Man Ha
as Mrs. Chee
Po Tai
as Keung
Wu Fung
as Headmaster
Chan Lung
as SWAT Team Member
Wah Yuen
as SWAT Team Member
Kar Lok Chin
as SWAT Team Member
Corey Yuen
as SWAT Team Member
Wing-Cho Yip
as Restaurant Manager
Dick Wei
as Kim's Man
Philip Ko
as Kim's Man
Tai Shan
as Kim's Man
Or Sau Leung
as Kim's Man
Ma Wu
as Cafe Owner
Hang Shuen So
as Owner's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Heart of Dragon (Long de xin) (The First Mission)

Audience Reviews for Heart of Dragon (Long de xin) (The First Mission)

  • Mar 19, 2012
    Now I'm a big fan of Jackie Chan and I enjoy it when Chan does something different from what he's use to. Now while it didn't completely work for this movie, it wasn't exactly a bad watch either. Heart of Dragon is about a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Now the writing is off in telling a story as it's hard to take something like this and add humor in it. Now while I felt the humor was unnecessary and could have benefited if it was just a drama, the humor does work. Now the movie is also bipolar, it keeps changing our emotion as we see it. Now while it good to go through many emotion while watching a movie, it's uneven with some comic relief scenes coming after a serious dramatic scene really doesn't work too well. Surprisingly it was touching despite it being weird seeing a grown man acting and dressing like a kid. It works thanks to the movie focusing on the struggle of our main characters and watching how our characters develop with a strong bond with each other. Now one thing many of Chan fans will complain is that there really isn't much action. This is another flaw with the writing as there few action scenes and there to far in between. Though they are well done and I'm not one for complaining for how many action scenes there are in a movie as it matter on the quality. This also has some of Chan best dramatic acting and it's really impressive on how well he handle the portrayal of his character. Sammo Hung on the other hand is a hit or miss, now I did take his character seriously, but it was very difficult for him to pull it off as we get some unintentional laughs from him. Heart of Dragon is certainly one of Chan weirdest movie including some of his best acting. Heart of Dragon is may not be for everyone, some will find it a joke, other will find a unusual Martial Art drama that's surprisingly effective.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2009
    Surprisingly heartfelt story as Jackie cares for his retarded brother Sammo Hung, who is kidnapped by a crime gang. Quite serious in tone with a few moments of comedy (like Jackie kicking away Sammo's soccer ball), rather overwrought and not enough action to make up. Fights/stunts: -------------- a few minor brawls battle with crime syndicate in parking garage
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2008
    Weird movie!! Classical too.
    Yinalí R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2007
    Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung in a mostly drama film. The ending is superb!
    Jojo S Super Reviewer

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