Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

A FILM BY: Michael Cimino
WRITTEN BY: Robert Daley (novel), Oliver Stone (screenplay)
STARRING: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane

70mm Blowup with Magnetic Sound from Private Collections, permission from Warner Brothers

Director Michael Ciminos first film after the infamously disastrous (and quite beautiful) HEAVEN'S GATE, YEAR OF THE DRAGON stars Mickey Rourke as Vietnam War veteran Stanley White, a police captain bent on cleaning up organized crime in New York's Chinatown. Oliver Stone wrote the script, and described Cimino's obsessive directing style as follows, "With Michael, it's a 24-hour day... He doesn't really sleep... he's truly an obsessive personality. He's the most Napoleonic director I ever worked with." The results are big budget Hollywood filmmaking at its most personal.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1985
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 134 mins
Format: 70mm