American Dragons (1997)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Buddy Film  |   Release Date - Sep 15, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |  
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A tough old American cop finds himself teamed with a young Korean policeman and assigned to take on both the Yakuza and the Mafia. Filled with plenty of cross-cultural stereotypes, this low-budget actioner begins as Tony (action-genre veteran Michael Biehn) inadvertently blows his cover during a mob investigation and his enemy Rocco escapes. Tony's mistake results in a transfer to the homicide department, and he is given visiting officer Kim for a partner. Kim came to the U.S. to investigate a Yakuza-related murder. At first neither detective cares much for the other, and for a time it looks as if their differences will prevent them from working effectively together. A bloody territorial war between the Mafia and their Japanese counterparts forces them to put aside their differences and work together for justice.

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Keywords

Korean [nationality], Mafia, partner, police-officer, undercover

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Low Budget