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Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.

Directed by: Chris Nahon

Who Stars in Kiss of the Dragon

Jet Li
Liu Jian

Jet Li

Bridget Fonda
Jessica Kamen

Bridget Fonda

Tchéky Karyo
Insp. Richard

Tchéky Karyo

Max Ryan
Lupo

Max Ryan

Ric Young
Mister Big

Ric Young

Burt Kwouk
Uncle Tai

Burt Kwouk


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Review for Kiss of the Dragon

Author: Wuchak

_**Jet Li flick in Paris with Bridget Fonda**_ An expert Chinese intelligence agent (Jet Li) is sent to Paris to help the head inspector (Tchéky Karyo) in apprehending a Chinese mob boss at a ritzy hotel, unaware that it’s a set-up. Bridget Fonda plays an American prostitute that “Johnny” (Li) develops a relationship with during the misadventure. "Kiss of the Dragon" (2001) is a big city crime thriller with the expected overdone martial arts action due to Li. It’s a modern mixing of “From Russia with Love” (1963) with the preposterous action of “The Gauntlet” (1977) and the martial arts of “Enter the Dragon” (1973). It was Bridget’s second to last theatrical movie before calling it a day (although she also did some TV work in 2001-2002, like her final piece “Snow Queen”). I like the fact that the protagonist, Liu Jian (Li), is confident and an expert fighter, but also very human, even meek, as a stranger in a strange land (being his first visit to Paris). The action is thrilling with a sense of style counterbalanced by some quality drama with Fonda’s character and her situation. If I were to nitpick, some eye-rolling elements bring down the film’s quality. For instance, Liu Jian storms a police building, opens a door and suddenly enters a dojo full of martial arts guys ready to take him down. Why Sure! Earlier, a British pilot grabs not one, but two Uzis to kill Liu Jian in the swank lobby, shooting up the entire place. Did he really need to cause mass devastation to kill one Chinese man? I'm sure the corrupt Inspector (Tchéky Karyo) wouldn't enjoy explaining the wholesale desolation to the mayor. Moreover, there are too many hip-hop songs on the soundtrack. I could see one or two (at the most), but they overdid it. It smacked of trying to be too ‘hip.’ The film runs 1 hour, 38 minutes and was shot entirely in Paris & nearby Seine-Saint-Denis, France. GRADE: B-


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Production

EuropaCorp logo
EuropaCorp

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Canal+

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20th Century Fox

Current Entertainment

Quality Growth International Ltd.

Immortal Entertainment


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2001-07-06

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 38 mins

Budget
$ 25,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 64,437,847.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 39,437,847.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Action Crime Thriller

Keywords
paris, france prostitute martial arts gangster drug smuggling conspiracy police corruption drugs framed for murder action hero


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