The Last Dragon


While stuck at the sister’s house, I found myself watching her copy of the 1985 movie The Last Dragon. I can’t count how many times we saw that movie replayed over and over on HBO in the late 80s, but watching it again brought back so many good and bad memories.

I mean, you have the post-Prince-girlfriend Vanity decked out in her best 80s hairstyles. You’ve got the post-blaxploitation, soft-spoken, ass-kicking, kungfu master Lee-roy. You’ve got a very young Ernie Reyes Jr., before he went on to star in that series “Sidekicks” with Gil Gerard, and well before he ended up doing small gigs in bigger films like Rush Hour 2.

And of course there’s Sho’Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem.

And “The Glow” … who could forget that?