Year of the Dragon 1985


Michael Cimino recovered from the poetic excess of Heaven’s Gate to essay this terse, controversial police drama, which deals with racism by having the hero, Stanley White (Mickey Rourke) as a confirm racist. With Oliver Stone as co-writer, Cimino portrays White as carrying baggage from his Vietnam experiences into his work as a New York Cope, tackling John Lone’s Mafia leader Joey Tai is a series of bloody confrontations. The domestic scenes between White and his wife Connie (Caroline Kava) are equally powerful, and Year of The Dragon is a potent and troubling character study as well as an efficient, no-holds-barred policier.!content/10282/Year-of-the-Dragon

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