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15th Feb '15 3:49:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''DragonsAFantasyMadeReal'', (UK title: ''The Last Dragon'') a TV fantasy/documentary by Creator/AnimalPlanet.

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* ''DragonsAFantasyMadeReal'', ''Film/DragonsAFantasyMadeReal'', (UK title: ''The Last Dragon'') a TV fantasy/documentary by Creator/AnimalPlanet.
23rd Aug '13 5:22:39 AM LeonardoRegulus
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* ''Literature/LastDragon'', a 2004 YoungAdult Fantasy novel by SilvanaDeMari.

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* ''Literature/LastDragon'', ''Literature/TheLastDragon'', a 2004 YoungAdult Fantasy novel by SilvanaDeMari.
23rd Aug '13 5:22:14 AM LeonardoRegulus
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* ''Literature/TheLastDragon'', a 2004 YoungAdult Fantasy novel by SilvanaDeMari.

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* ''Literature/TheLastDragon'', ''Literature/LastDragon'', a 2004 YoungAdult Fantasy novel by SilvanaDeMari.
19th Mar '13 4:37:25 AM Xtifr
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[[redirect:Film/TheLastDragon]]''The Last Dragon'' may refer to:

* ''Film/TheLastDragon'', a 1985 {{Blaxploitation}}/Kung-Fu movie.
* ''Literature/TheLastDragon'', a 2004 YoungAdult Fantasy novel by SilvanaDeMari.
* ''DragonsAFantasyMadeReal'', (UK title: ''The Last Dragon'') a TV fantasy/documentary by Creator/AnimalPlanet.
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11th May '12 11:52:52 PM erforce
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->''"Who's the master?!"''
-->'''--Sho'nuff'''

A 1985 {{Blaxploitation}}/[[MartialArtsMovie Kung-Fu movie]], in which mild-mannered hero Leroy Green (AKA "Bruce Leroy") goes in search of a legendary kung-fu master, hoping to reach the "final level" of his craft. Along the way he saves the local distressed damsel, and goes up against the villainous duo of Sho'Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, and white business mogul Eddie Arkadian. Quite enjoyable, in an utterly brain-dead over-the-top kind of way.

Not to be confused with the novel ''LastDragon''.

!!Contains examples of:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy -- "Sho'Nuff!!"
* ArrowCatch - Leeroy is deemed ready to leave his training when he is able to catch the right arrow [[DontThinkFeel without understanding]] how he did it.
* AscendedFanboy - Leeroy is ''really'' into BruceLee.
* BadassBoast -- "Who's the master?! Sho'Nuff!! Shogun of Harlem!!"
* BattleAura - Leeroy spends the movie trying to understand how to call upon [[PowerGlows "The Glow"]]. He is more than a little surprised [[spoiler: when Sho'Nuff summons it without effort]].
** But only in his hands. A true Master's entire body glows.
* BondVillainStupidity: Sho'Nuff and his gang insist on martial arts beatdowns. The media-obsessed Arkadian's desire to "put on a show" is more important to him than immediately winning; he even [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim stops one of his henchmen]] from shooting Leeroy during a big staged fight. Once the show is over, however..
* BrickJoke: Not really a joke, but when he first meets Leeroy Sho'Nuff mocks the stories he's heard of him, including that he "catches bullets with his teeth! Nigga ''please.''" At the end of the movie, you can probably guess what Leeroy does.
* CarnivalOfKillers - Mr. Arkadian's response to Leeroy's repeated [[CurbStompBattle beatdowns]] of his thugs.
* DeliveryGuyInfiltration: Leroy succeeds only because the guards are all drunk and stoned. It's not that they're too blitzed to recognize him either, it's because they had the munchies and he was carrying a pizza.
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting most notable in the Theater.
* ForeignCultureFetish Leeroy is decidedly an Asian-phile; wearing stereotypical "rice paddy" garb, speaks Chinese and eating everything (including movie popcorn!) with chopsticks. He's taken it so far that he no longer fits in with his own culture at all, but would probably be perfectly at home in China.
** Leroy isn't the only one. Consider the Chinese guys who run the fortune cookie factory. They dress and act sterotypically black and speak jive turkey slang. Leroy runs into them part way through the movie. When they meet it could also be considered a StereotypeFlip.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Get him girls, maybe you can get a rise out of this limp... wimp..."
* GroinAttack: The signature attack of Leeroy's little brother. His attempt to take on the baddies is abruptly ended by a {{Mook}} with the foresight to wear a cup.
* HeelFaceTurn: Angela Viracco pulls one of these while delivering a genuinely badass verbal beatdown to Eddie Arkadian.
* HeyItsThatGuy Jonny's younger brother? You might remember him as Keno from the second TMNT movie. Or the lead in ''Surf Ninjas.''
** Oh, William H. Macy, how ''could'' you?
** Recognize Leeroy's little sister? It's [[TheCosbyShow Keisha Knight-Pullam]].
** Eddie Arkadian's girlfriend? That's Faith Prince. She's had a bit of a side career on Broadway.
** Sho'nuff went on to play Lord Bowler alongside Bruce Campbell in Brisco County Jr.
* InformedAttribute: Sho'nuff allegedly all but controls Harlem. However his gang consists of about five people, and even though he has a reputation, no one seems particularly intimidated by him until he starts beating people up.
** When Eddie recruits Sho'nuff at his dojo, a lot more of his pupils/lackeys can be seen.
* InformedFlaw: Angela isn't as bad a singer as she's supposed to be, especially considering this is the 80's.
** Considering her actress has had a mildly successful career on Broadway it's probably StylisticSuck.
* IntercourseWithYou: Vanity's "7th Heaven" is...not a subtle song.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong
* LovedOnesMontage
* MagicFeather - Leeroy's mentor gives him what proves to be a beltbuckle, telling him it was a secret talisman used to unlock "The Glow".
* TheMaster -- "Sho'Nuff!!"
* NWordPrivileges: "Catches bullets, WITH HIS TEETH?! N*gga Please..."
* NonActorVehicle - Vanity remains better known as a singer than an actress
** The movie centers around Taimak's martial arts skills. He had ''never'' acted before in his life [[{{Narm}} and it shows]].
* ObliviousToLove: Leroy's a bit too eccentric to pick up on Laura's interest in him, at least until she grabs his head and plants one on him.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Sho'nuff and his gang.
* PowerGlows - According to the movie, a true master of Kung-Fu literally lights up when he fights.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: The three Asian rapper wannabes. Reversed with Bruce.
* PunnyName The master Leeroy is sent to find is named Sum Dum Goy.
** His study of martial arts and Chinese culture has earned Leeroy the nickname [[BruceLee Bruce Leeroy]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad - Mr. Arkadian's gang of fighters is... colorful.
** Special mention goes to Sho'Nuf's gang of thugs dressed in camouflage, sporting pads, and silk robes.
*** Albino. Biker. Santa.
**** With a MOHAWK.
* ScaryBlackMan -- "Sho'Nuff!!"
* TricksterMentor - Leeroy's sensei teaches him the deeper meaning of Kung Fu primarily by sending him on wild goose chases.
* UncleTomFoolery: Subverted, as the [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy ''Chinese'' characters engage in this...]]
* UrbanFantasy: The Glow is what pushes it over the top.


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->''"Who's the master?!"''
-->'''--Sho'nuff'''

A 1985 {{Blaxploitation}}/[[MartialArtsMovie Kung-Fu movie]], in which mild-mannered hero Leroy Green (AKA "Bruce Leroy") goes in search of a legendary kung-fu master, hoping to reach the "final level" of his craft. Along the way he saves the local distressed damsel, and goes up against the villainous duo of Sho'Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, and white business mogul Eddie Arkadian. Quite enjoyable, in an utterly brain-dead over-the-top kind of way.

Not to be confused with the novel ''LastDragon''.

!!Contains examples of:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy -- "Sho'Nuff!!"
* ArrowCatch - Leeroy is deemed ready to leave his training when he is able to catch the right arrow [[DontThinkFeel without understanding]] how he did it.
* AscendedFanboy - Leeroy is ''really'' into BruceLee.
* BadassBoast -- "Who's the master?! Sho'Nuff!! Shogun of Harlem!!"
* BattleAura - Leeroy spends the movie trying to understand how to call upon [[PowerGlows "The Glow"]]. He is more than a little surprised [[spoiler: when Sho'Nuff summons it without effort]].
** But only in his hands. A true Master's entire body glows.
* BondVillainStupidity: Sho'Nuff and his gang insist on martial arts beatdowns. The media-obsessed Arkadian's desire to "put on a show" is more important to him than immediately winning; he even [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim stops one of his henchmen]] from shooting Leeroy during a big staged fight. Once the show is over, however..
* BrickJoke: Not really a joke, but when he first meets Leeroy Sho'Nuff mocks the stories he's heard of him, including that he "catches bullets with his teeth! Nigga ''please.''" At the end of the movie, you can probably guess what Leeroy does.
* CarnivalOfKillers - Mr. Arkadian's response to Leeroy's repeated [[CurbStompBattle beatdowns]] of his thugs.
* DeliveryGuyInfiltration: Leroy succeeds only because the guards are all drunk and stoned. It's not that they're too blitzed to recognize him either, it's because they had the munchies and he was carrying a pizza.
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting most notable in the Theater.
* ForeignCultureFetish Leeroy is decidedly an Asian-phile; wearing stereotypical "rice paddy" garb, speaks Chinese and eating everything (including movie popcorn!) with chopsticks. He's taken it so far that he no longer fits in with his own culture at all, but would probably be perfectly at home in China.
** Leroy isn't the only one. Consider the Chinese guys who run the fortune cookie factory. They dress and act sterotypically black and speak jive turkey slang. Leroy runs into them part way through the movie. When they meet it could also be considered a StereotypeFlip.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Get him girls, maybe you can get a rise out of this limp... wimp..."
* GroinAttack: The signature attack of Leeroy's little brother. His attempt to take on the baddies is abruptly ended by a {{Mook}} with the foresight to wear a cup.
* HeelFaceTurn: Angela Viracco pulls one of these while delivering a genuinely badass verbal beatdown to Eddie Arkadian.
* HeyItsThatGuy Jonny's younger brother? You might remember him as Keno from the second TMNT movie. Or the lead in ''Surf Ninjas.''
** Oh, William H. Macy, how ''could'' you?
** Recognize Leeroy's little sister? It's [[TheCosbyShow Keisha Knight-Pullam]].
** Eddie Arkadian's girlfriend? That's Faith Prince. She's had a bit of a side career on Broadway.
** Sho'nuff went on to play Lord Bowler alongside Bruce Campbell in Brisco County Jr.
* InformedAttribute: Sho'nuff allegedly all but controls Harlem. However his gang consists of about five people, and even though he has a reputation, no one seems particularly intimidated by him until he starts beating people up.
** When Eddie recruits Sho'nuff at his dojo, a lot more of his pupils/lackeys can be seen.
* InformedFlaw: Angela isn't as bad a singer as she's supposed to be, especially considering this is the 80's.
** Considering her actress has had a mildly successful career on Broadway it's probably StylisticSuck.
* IntercourseWithYou: Vanity's "7th Heaven" is...not a subtle song.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong
* LovedOnesMontage
* MagicFeather - Leeroy's mentor gives him what proves to be a beltbuckle, telling him it was a secret talisman used to unlock "The Glow".
* TheMaster -- "Sho'Nuff!!"
* NWordPrivileges: "Catches bullets, WITH HIS TEETH?! N*gga Please..."
* NonActorVehicle - Vanity remains better known as a singer than an actress
** The movie centers around Taimak's martial arts skills. He had ''never'' acted before in his life [[{{Narm}} and it shows]].
* ObliviousToLove: Leroy's a bit too eccentric to pick up on Laura's interest in him, at least until she grabs his head and plants one on him.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Sho'nuff and his gang.
* PowerGlows - According to the movie, a true master of Kung-Fu literally lights up when he fights.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: The three Asian rapper wannabes. Reversed with Bruce.
* PunnyName The master Leeroy is sent to find is named Sum Dum Goy.
** His study of martial arts and Chinese culture has earned Leeroy the nickname [[BruceLee Bruce Leeroy]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad - Mr. Arkadian's gang of fighters is... colorful.
** Special mention goes to Sho'Nuf's gang of thugs dressed in camouflage, sporting pads, and silk robes.
*** Albino. Biker. Santa.
**** With a MOHAWK.
* ScaryBlackMan -- "Sho'Nuff!!"
* TricksterMentor - Leeroy's sensei teaches him the deeper meaning of Kung Fu primarily by sending him on wild goose chases.
* UncleTomFoolery: Subverted, as the [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy ''Chinese'' characters engage in this...]]
* UrbanFantasy: The Glow is what pushes it over the top.

[[redirect:Film/TheLastDragon]]
27th Feb '12 6:34:47 AM NoirSon
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A 1985 {{Blaxploitation}}/Kung-Fu movie, in which mild-mannered hero Leroy Green (AKA "Bruce Leroy") goes in search of a legendary kung-fu master, hoping to reach the "final level" of his craft. Along the way he saves the local distressed damsel, and goes up against the villainous duo of Sho'Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, and white business mogul Eddie Arkadian. Quite enjoyable, in an utterly brain-dead over-the-top kind of way.

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A 1985 {{Blaxploitation}}/Kung-Fu movie, {{Blaxploitation}}/[[MartialArtsMovie Kung-Fu movie]], in which mild-mannered hero Leroy Green (AKA "Bruce Leroy") goes in search of a legendary kung-fu master, hoping to reach the "final level" of his craft. Along the way he saves the local distressed damsel, and goes up against the villainous duo of Sho'Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, and white business mogul Eddie Arkadian. Quite enjoyable, in an utterly brain-dead over-the-top kind of way.
20th Jan '12 11:37:59 AM troacctid
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* LovedOnesMontage



* {{Nakamania}}
15th Jan '12 9:03:32 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** [[HilariousInHindsight Considering how Japanese anime would do the same thing on a wider scale later on...]]
1st Jan '12 11:39:27 AM SpectreAgent
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** When Eddie recruits Sho'nuff at his dojo, a lot more of his pupils/lackeys can be seen.
13th Oct '11 3:34:51 AM Geoduck
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
--> '''Sho'Nuff:''' "WHO IS THE MASTER?!"
--> '''Leroy:''' "''I'' am."



* SoBadItsGood



* VindicatedByCable

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* VindicatedByCable

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